Song: Happy Hearts

Band: Okkervil River
Composed By: James Last, John Rae

Rating: -1 +1 Views: 106



    

																				Pretty simple song. I'm pretty sure it was co-written with Daniel Johnston.


G              D               Em
Why must happy hearts break so hard
Am                          C              D

 leave you curled up in the back seat of a car,
Em      C         Am7
staring up at the windshield?
G                D                   G

When will broken hearts learn how to heal?



    

G                   D                     Em
This boy I knew was five years older than me
Am                        C               D

His daddy'd left him when he was three.
Em            C            Am7
After we went walking by a stream,
G                                   C      D

he held me down and made me feel as bad as he.


G              D               Em
Why must happy hearts break so hard,
Am                         C               D

 leave you standing in the darkness of the barn,
Em          C           Am7
 staring at those rusty wheels?
G                 D                   G

 When will broken hearts learn how to heal?


C               G               D                  Em
And everybody's searching for a place to put their love.
C              G

See the people on the street?
D

They go home and what do you think they dream of?
C       G        D           Em
U-n-C-o-n-D-i-t-i-o-n-A-l l-o-v-E.
 G                  D

Why did you leave me?


G                  D          Em
Mother, why do you sleep with him?
Am                            C                 D

He says he's smothering, then he comes back again,
E      C             Am7
in our house for the weekend.
G                 D               G

Why must people's breaking hearts pretend?

G              D               Em
Why must happy hearts break so hard,
Am                       C           D

leave you staring in the mirror at a bar?
Em        C          Am7
Leave you talking to yourself,
G                 D               G

because you can't talk to anybody else

View Albums that This Song Appears On...

  • Don't Fall in Love With Everyone You See

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Jagjaguwar Song Duration on Album: 4:17 Album Duration: 46:12

    Release Date: January 22, 2002

    Moods: Calm/Peaceful, Yearning

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