Song Information for Language or the Kiss

Song Title:Language or the Kiss
Artist:Indigo Girls
Hits:469
{t:Language or the Kiss}
 {st:Indigo Girls}
 
 Language or the Kiss -- Emily Sailers
 
 {sot}
 -------------------------------------
 {eot}
 (drop C/D tuning, no capo)
 (Firstly, the high e string needs to be tuned down to c.(should be the same when
 you put your finger on the first frett of the B string, so use that to tune)
 Then tune the low E string to D.)
 
 Into: (x2)
 
 
 {sot}
 c|----------4--------------------------------0---------------0--------
 b|--------1---------3-------1------------1-----1---------1-----1------
 g|------0---------0-------0---0---0----0---0-----0-----0---0-----0----
 d|----2---------2-------2-------2-------------------------------------
 a|---3---------3-------3----------------------------------------------
 d|-----------------------------------3--------------3-----------------
 c|--------------------------------------------------0-----------------
 b|------3---1---3---3/5--3--1---------------------0---0---------------
 g|----0---0---0---0-----------------------------0-------0-------------
 d|---------------------------------0h2-0------0-----------0-----------
 a|---------------------------------------0----------------------------
 d|--2---------------------------3----------5--------------------------
 {eot}
 
 Verse:
 ...if it was real or in a dream
 
 {sot}
 c|----------4--------------------------------0---------------0--------
 b|--------1---------3-------1------------1-----1---------1-----1------
 g|------0---------0-------0---0---0----0---0-----0-----0---0-----0----
 d|----2---------2-------2-------2-------------------------------------
 a|--3---------3-------3-----------------------------------------------
 d|-----------------------------------3--------------3-----------------
 {eot}
 
 ...waking up im not sure where i've been
 
 {sot}
 c|--------------------------------------------------0-----------------
 b|------3---1---3---3/5--3--1---------------------0---0---------------
 g|----0---0---0---0-----------------------------0-------0-------------
 d|---------------------------------0h2-0------0-----------0-----------
 a|---------------------------------------0----------------------------
 d|--2---------------------------3----------5--------------------------
 {eot}
 
 i donít know if it was real or in a dream
 lately waking up iím not sure where iíve been
 there was a table set for six and five were there
 i stood outside and kept my eyes upon that empty chair
 
 and there was steam on the windows from the kitchen
 laughter like a language i once spoke with ease
 but iím made mute by the virtue of decision
 i choose most of your life goes on without me
 
 [D9]oh the fear iíve [F6(9)]known [Gsus]
 [C]that i might reap the praise of s[A7]trangers
 [D9]and end up on my [Gsus]own
 [D9]all iíve sown was a [F6(9)]song
 [Gsus]but maybe i was wrong
 
 i said to you the one gift which iíd adore
 unwrap a package of the next 10 years unfolding
 but you told me if i had my way iíd be bored
 right then i knew i loved you best born of your scolding
 
 when we last talked we were lying on our backs
 looking up at the sky through the ceiling
 i used to lie like that alone out on the driveway
 trying to read the greek upon the stars the alphabet of feeling
 
 oh i knew back then
 it was a calling that said if joy then pain
 the sound of the voice these years later
 is still the same
 
 Instrumental Solo:
 
 {sot}
 c|------------------------------------------------------------------
 b|-----13-----------------------------------------------------------
 g|--12----12--9--9--10/12--12/14--5--5/7--7-------------------------
 d|------------------------------------------------------------------
 a|------------------------------------------------------------------
 d|------------------------------------------------------------------
 c|------------------------------------------------------------------
 b|--------5-6-5- 6/8-6p5-4p5-3p1-0h1-0--------3---------------------
 g|---5h7------------------------------------------------------------
 d|--------------------------------------5-4-3-----------------------
 a|------------------------------------------------------------------
 d|------------------------------------------------------------------
 c|------6-7h8p7p6--------14----14-----12-11-9-9-7-------------------
 b|--5h6-----------10h11-----10----8h9-------------------------------
 g|------------------------------------------------------------------
 d|------------------------------------------------------------------
 a|------------------------------------------------------------------
 d|------------------------------------------------------------------
 c|------------------------------------------------------------------
 b|------------------------------------------------------------------
 g|--10p9h10p9--7/5--10p9h10p9-8h9-10p9-8h9-7/5-4h5-4----------------
 d|----------------------------------------------------5/7-5---------
 a|------------------------------------------------------------------
 d|------------------------------------------------------------------
 c|------------------------------------------------------------------
 b|-----------------8--7-8-10-10--12h13-10/12------------------------
 g|------5-7-5--7/9----7-9-11-11--------------12--12/14--10-----5----
 d|--5h7----------------------------------------------------5h7------
 a|------------------------------------------------------------------
 d|------------------------------------------------------------------
 {eot}
 
 i am alone in a hotel room tonight
 i squeeze the sky out but thereís not a star appears
 begin my studies with this paper and this pencil
 and iím working through the grammar of my fears
 
 mercy what i wonít give
 to have the things that mean the most
 not to mean the things i miss
 unforgiving the choice still is
 the language or the kiss
 
 Chords Used:
 
 {sot}
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 {eot}
 D9: x00232
 Gsus: 5x0030
 F6(9): 3x0010
 C: x32010
 C#sus9: x02020
 
 *Note*
 - p means pull off
 - h means hammer on
 - / means slide
 - the hammer on and pull off technique is kind of like rocking your
 finger back and forth. Just hammer on and pull off. (10p9h10p9)
 
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