Lyrics & Chord Guitar Avenged - The Stage


[Intro 1]
Fm\\Db\\Bbm\\F

[Intro 2 (Guitar Tapping)] x8
Fm Db Bbm C7

Then

Fm Db Bbm C7/E
Fm Db Bbm C7/E

[Verse 1]
Fm E Fm E
Fm               E
So I arrived, naked and cold
                     Fm                                            E
A welcomed change from the abeyance of a ghost town catacomb
Fm                              E                                           Fm
No need for counsel I appreciate the time I'm not alone
                              E
(Why don't you get my lawyer on the phone)
                    Fm                         E
There were days these child eyes
                      Fm                           E
Would overlook the ugliness and fantasize
Fm                                            E
I found my heart for the first time and I awakened in me
Fm                     E
I left myself to navigate
                             C       C      Db      C     C     Db
And oh I felt control

(It appears these sheep have quite an appetite)
[Chorus 1]
Fm                                  Gb
Who is the crowd that peers through the cage
Ebm                             C
As we perform here upon the stage
[Verse 2]
Fm E Fm E
          Fm                      E
As the boy became a man
              Fm                                        E
In came a calm sophistication I can hardly understand
Fm
So lost in ego
               E                                                   Fm
Didn't notice when the time had a slipped away
                    E
(yeah, everybody's got a sob story)
             Fm                       E
Jesus Christ, was born to die
                        Fm                                   E
Leave it to man to levitate his own to idolize
Fm   E
We're simply sociopaths with no communication baby
Fm                                    E                                     C   C   Db   C   C   Db
I see your angle but we differ from our points of view

(So tell me, what's your cross to bear)
[Chorus 2]
Fm                                  Gb
Who is the crowd that peers through the cage
         Ebm                     C
As we perform here upon the stage
Fm                            Gb
Tell me a lie in a beautiful way
      Ebm                           C
I believe in answers just not today
[Solo 1]
Fm Gb Ebm C
Fm Gb Ebm C C Db C C Db

[Bridge] x3
||Fm | | |Eb Ebsus4|| Ab | | | || Bbm | | | Ab || Eb | | | Ebsus4 ||

Then into
[Solo 2]
G#m E/G# F#/A# D#7/G
G#m E/G# F#/A# D#7/G

[Interlude]
G#m                                               E/G#
Hope my wheels don't abandon me now
                                     F#/A#
Seein' that I'm out here alone
                           D#7/G
I'm runnin' out of fight
G#m                                               E/G#
And the wind speaks a comforting voice
                            A#/F#
Guiding me to her arms
                     D#7/G
Mother, I'm alright
                      G#m
It took the birth of sin to snake-rattle the mind
              E/G#
Before a blow to the head
                                      F#/A#
By the gavel of time to wake up
            D#7/G
Won't you wake up
                         G#m
When did the walking apes decide that nuclear war
               E/G#
Was the only solution for them keeping the score
           F#/A#
Just wake up
                  D#7/G
Can't you wake up
(You do know this is just a simulation, don’t you)
Fm E Fm E Fm E Fm E C C Db C C Db

[Last Chorus]
Fm                                 Gb
Who is the crowd that peers through the cage
       Ebm                       C
As we perform here upon the stage
Fm                                Gb
Tell me a lie in a beautiful way
        Ebm                        C
I believe in answers just not today
[Outro]
Fm Gb Ebm C
Fm Gb Ebm C
Fm Gb Ebm C
Fm Gb Ebm C
(Fade out)

[Classical Outro In F Phrygian Mode]
Fm Gb Ebm C7
Fm Gb Ebm C7
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