Abstract Plain

By Frank Black

From the album


[intro]

C#m F# E x 4


[verse]

E           F#        C#m
I've had it with this town
E          F#        B        E
I never    saw those shifting skies
E        F#      C#m
I never  saw the ground
A                F#
Or the sunset    rise
A                    E        F#     C#m
I want to live on an abstract plain

E           F#        C#m
I'm     building    a frame
E          F#        B        E
A place to put my    ten yard stare
E        F#      C#m
Thinking of that paint
A                F#
Painted in plein-air
A                    E        F#     C#m
I want to live on an abstract plain


[brige]

C#m            A
I need a       new address
I want some    new terrain
Is it north or south
A                    E        F#    C#m
I want to live on an abstract plain
   
E F# C#m
E F# B E
E F# C#m
A / F# / A /
E F# C#m


[verse]

E       F#         C#m          \
I could sit on the roof          |
E  F#          B        E        |--- slightly muted
On top of that abstract house    |
E          F#       C#m          |
And see my abstract view        /
A           F#
An abstract mouse
A                    E        F#     C#m
I want to live on an abstract plain


[bridge]

C#m            A
I need a       new address
Tell me I'm    not insane
Is it up or    down
A                    E        F#     C#m
I want to live on an abstract plain


[outro]

C#m F# E (x4)