Fiona Apple – Paper Bag

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Standard Tuning:

Verse 1:
E C G B7
I was staring at the sky, just looking for a star
E C G B7
To pray on, or wish on, or something like that
E C G B7
I was having a sweet fix of a daydream of a boy
F7 A7
Whose reality I knew, was a hopeless to be had
E C G B7
But then the dove of hope began its downward slope
E C?
And I believed for a moment that my chances?
G B7
Were approaching to be grabbed
E C G F7sus2
But as it came down near, so did a weary tear
Em A7 F7
I thought it was a bird, but it was just a paper bag

G C7 F7 G
Hunger hurts, and I want him so bad, oh it kills
G C7 F7
‘Cause I know I’m a mess he don’t wanna clean up
G C7 F7

I got to fold ’cause these hands are too shaky to hold
Em7 A7

F7(hold) G B7
Hunger hurts, but starving works, when it costs too much

to love

Verse 2:
E C G B7
?And I went crazy again today,

looking for a strand to climb, looking for a little hope
E C G B7
Baby said he couldn’t stay, wouldn’t put his lips to mine
F7 Em A7
And a fail to kiss is a fail to cope

I said, ‘Honey, I don’t feel so good, don’t feel justified
E C G B7
Come on put a little love here in my void,’

He said?’It’s all in your head,’ and I said, ‘So’s

everything’?But he didn’t get it
I thought he was a man
A7 F7
?But he was just a little boy

Repeat Chorus 2x


  1. Thaaanks. *-*

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