Passing Afternoon  by Iron and Wine

Iron and Wine
Passing Afternoon
Capo II - (walks up from C and from G)

C                              D9             G       C
There are times that walk from you, like some passing afternoon
G                 D+F         C+E         D+F
summer warmed the open window of her honeymoon 
And she chose a yard to burn, but the ground remembers her 
wooden spoons, her children stir her Bougainvillea blooms 
There are things that drift away, like our endless numbered days 
autumn blew the quilt right off the perfect bed she made 
And she's chosen to believe, in the hymns her mother sings 
Sunday pulls its children from their piles of fallen leaves 
There are sailing ships that pass, all our bodies in the grass 
Springtime calls her children till she let's 'em go at last 
And she's chosen where to be, though she's lost her wedding ring 
Somewhere near her misplaced jar of Bougainvillea seeds 
There are things we can't recall, blind as night that finds us all 
winter tugs her children in her fragile china dolls 
But my hands remember hers, rolling round the shaded ferns 
naked arms, her secrets still like songs I never learned 
There are names across the sea, only now i do believe 
sometimes with the window closed she'll sit and think of me 
But she'll mend his tattered clothes, and they'll kiss as if they know 
babies sleep in all our bones so scared to be alone 

C X32000     D9 XX023X     G 32000X
for walking down: 
D+F 2000XX  C+E 03200X 
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