ARTIST: Indigo Girls
TITLE: Hammer and a Nail
Lyrics and Chords

[ C(9) = x32033; Em7 = 022033 ]

[Capo 4]

Clearing webs from a hovel
A blistered hand on the handle of a shovel
I've been digging too deep
I always do
I see my face on the surface
I look a lot like Narcissus
A dark abyss of an emptiness
Standing on the edge of a drowning blue

/ G Dsus4 Em7 C(9) / / G Dsus4 Em7 - / C(9) - - - / :

I look behind my ears for the green
And even my sweat smells clean
Glare off the white hurts my eyes
Gotta get out of bed, get a hammer and a nail
Learn how to use my hands
Not just my head, I'll think myself into jail
Now I know a refuge never grows
From a chin in a hand in a thoughtful pose
Gotta tend the earth if you want a rose

/ Em9 - C(9) - / / Am Am7 C A D - - - /
   / G D C(9) D / / G D C(9) - / Am - Em7 - / C - A - / C(9) - - - /

I had a lot of good intentions
Sit around for fifty years and then collect a pension
Started seeing the road to hell
And just where it starts
But my life is more than a vision
The sweetest part is acting after making a decision
I started seeing the whole as a sum of its parts


My life is part of the global life
I'd found myself becoming more immobile
When I'd think a little girl in the world can't do anything
A distant nation my community
A street person my responsibility
If I have a care in the world I have a gift to bring


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