Itís been a while       (Listen to midi)

 

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1.††† And it's been a while ††††since I could †††††††hold my head up high,

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††† and it's been a while††††††† since I first saw you.

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††† And it's been a while ††††since I could stand on my own two feet again,

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††† and it's been a while ††††††since I could call you.

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††† And everything I can't remember,

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††† as f***ed up as it all may seem,

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††† the consequences that I've rendered,

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††† I stretched myself beyond my means.

 

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2. †††And it's been a while ††††††since I can say

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†††† that I wasn't addicted, and

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††† it's been a while †††††††since I can say I love myself as well. And

E†††††††††††††††††††† †††††††- G†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D††

††† it's been a while †††††††since I've gone and f***ed things up,

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††† just like I always do,

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††† and it's been a while,††††† but all that sh** seems to disappear

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††† when I'm with you.

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††† And everything I can't remember,

E††††††††††††††††††††† G††††††††††††††††† ††D††††† ††- A

††† as f***ed up as it all may seem,

E††††††††††††††††††† G††††††††††††††††††††††† D†††††††††††† - A

††† the consequences that I've rendered,

E††††††††††††††††††††††††† G†††††††††††††††††††††††† D††††††† A†††† - G - A

††† I've gone and f***ed things up again. Yeah !

 

 

 

 

E ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††D†††††† - A†††††††††††††††††

††† Why must I feel this way?

E ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††D ††- A - E††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††D†† - A - E ~

††† Just make this go away.††††††††††† Just one more peaceful day.

 

†† E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††- G†††††††††††††††††† ††- D†† A††††† ††††††††††††††††E

3. †††And it's been a while ††††††since I could††††† look at myself straight,

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††† and it's been a while †††††††since I said I'm sorry.

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††† And it's been a while ††††††since I've seen the way,

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††† the candles light your face,

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††† and it's been a while,††††† but I can still remember just the

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††† way you taste.

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††† And everything I can't remember,

E††††††††††††††††† ††††G††††††††††††††††† D†††††††† A††††††††††††††††††††† E

††† as f***ed up as it all may seem to be, I know it's me.

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††† I cannot blame this on my father,

E†††††††† †††††††††††G††††††††††††††††††††††† D††††† - A

††† he did the best he could for me.

 

E†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - G††††††††††††††††††† †††- D††† A†††††††††††††††††††††††† E

††† And it's been a-while ††††††since I could †††††††hold my head up high,

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - G††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††D††††††††††††

††† and it's been a while ††††††since I said I'm sorry.

 

(orig. = capo 4th)††††† (Staind)