The State I Am In by Belle And Sebastian

A       G
I was surprised
      D           G
I was happy for a day
     A   G
In 1975
F#m           Em
I was puzzled by a dream
D                   G
Stayed with me all day
     A  G
In 1995
F#m        Em
My brother had confessed
D            G
He was gay it took the heat off
A             G
Me for a while
   F#m             Em
He stood up with a sailor friend
D             G
Made it known upon my sister’s
A          G  F#m  Em  A
Wedding day

A          G
Got married in a rush
   D              G
To save a kid from being deported
A                G
Now she's in love
  F#m          Em
Oooh, I was so touched
      D                G
I was moved to kick the crutches
        A              G
From my crippled friend
A           G
She was not impressed
        D               G
Cause I cured her on the Sabbath
  A             G
I went to confess
D               Em
When she saw the funny side
   F#m           G
We introduced my child bride
   A            G
To whisky and gin
   F#m            G  A
To whisky and gin

A                G
The priest in the booth
      D           G
Had a photographic memory
     A              G
For all he had heard
   F#m            Em
He took all of my sins
       D             G
And he wrote a pocket novel
            A                 G
Called "The State That I’m In"
    A         G
And so I gave myself to God
      D             G
There was a pregnant pause
          A      G
Before he said OK
D             Em
Now I spend my days
        F#m             G
Turning tables round in Marks & Spencer
A                 G     F#m   G
They don't seem to mind

D
I gave myself to sin
  F#m
I gave myself to Providence
    C
And I've been there and back again
    Em
The state that I am in
D
I gave myself to sin
  F#m
I gave myself to Providence
    C
And I've been there and back again
    Em                 A
The state that I am in

A         G
Oh love of mine
          D            G
Would you condescend to help me
          A           G
Cause I’m stupid and blind
         F#m       Em
Oh and desperation is the Devil's
D              G
Work, it is the folly
     A          G
Of a boy’s empty mind
       F#m             Em
Oh and now I'm feelin’ dangerous
D             G
Riding on city buses
      A           G
For a hobby is sad
              D            Em
Why don’t you leave me to a living end
  F#m              G
I promise that I'd entertain
   A             G
My crippled friend
   F#m             G
My crippled friend

D
I gave myself to sin
  F#m
I gave myself to Providence
    C
And I've been there and back again
    Em
The state that I am in
D
I gave myself to sin
  F#m
I gave myself to Providence
    C
And I've been there and back again
    Em
The state that I am in
D
I gave myself to sin
  F#m
I gave myself to Providence
    C
And I've been there and back again
    Em
The state that I am in
D
I gave myself to sin
  F#m
I gave myself to Providence
    Bm
And I've been there and back again
    A
The state that I am in

G
I gave myself to sin
    D
And I’ve been there and back again
   A
Oh yeah
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