Chords: Damien Rice "The Animals Were Gone"

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Below is a user-submitted guitar tablature for the song "The Animals Were Gone" by Damien Rice, one of several user-submitted tabs to be found on

Please note that this is not an official Guitar World tab. For official tabs, visit the Alfred Music Publishing website

Artist: Damien Rice

Song: "The Animals Were Gone"

Album: 9

G   C   Am  D11
G   Em  Am  B7

G                                     C
   Woke up and for the first time the animals were gone
Am                      D11            G
   It's left this house empty now, not sure if I belong
Em                           Am
   Yesterday you asked me to write you a pleasant song
   I'll do my best now, but you've been gone for so long
G                                C
   The window's open now and the winter settles in
Am               D11                G
   We'll call it Christmas when the adverts begin
Em                              Am
   I love your depression and I love your double chin
   I love 'most everything that you bring to this offering

Am                  G          Am          G
  Oh I know that I left you in places of despair
Am                  G           Am                    G
  Oh I know that I love you, so please throw down your hair
Am                    G            Am             G
  At night I trip without you, and hope I don't wake up
Am                    G                Am                  G
  'Cause waking up without you is like drinking from an empty cup

G                     C
  Woke up and for the first time the animals were gone
Am               D11             G
  Our clocks are ticking now so before our time is gone
Em                              Am
  We could get a house and some boxes on the lawn
  We could make babies and accidental songs
G                    C
  I know I've been a liar and I know I've been a fool
Am                 D11                G
  I hope we didn't break yet, but I'm glad we broke the rules
Em                            Am
  My cave is deep now, yet your light is shining through
  I cover my eyes, still all I see is you

[Repeat Chorus]