CHORDS: The Avett Brothers – The Fire Chord Progression on Piano & Ukulele
This is the chords of The Fire by The Avett Brothers on Piano, Ukulele, Guitar and Keyboard.
[Intro] C, Em, C, G [Verse 1] C G A young child sits quiet, Bm C the forest is dark C G Possibilities overflow his Em unbroken heart C G I ask him well after the Bm C brush takes the spark C Em What do you see in the fire? G/C I see light within color and G color in light Bm Em Trophies I'll take home C and battles I'll fight C G A bright blue horizon with Bm C no pain in sight C I'll be there and so will my Em G/C G parents and you're invited too
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[Verse 2] C G A life-sentence inmate in orange prisoner clothes Bm Em Who's been told his whole life C that's just how it goes C G Bm C Who came out swinging from poverty row C Bm Sits a bit close to the dangerous glow C Em What do ya see in the fire? C G I see rich people laughin' with food on their plates Bm Em C And neighborhood bullies imprinted with hate C G Bm Moms and dads screaming at each C other insane C And hard grey redemption a Bm little too late Em Am And I see myself as I might've been C D C G I’m handsome, and capable, and funny [Verse 3] C G A young woman in college entranced by the flames Bm Em C Is pondering silent how perfectly strange C G Bm A girl could be called by so many C names and not one be the Em one she was given C G What do you see in the fire? C G I see myself in the mirror, not pretty enough Bm Em C And digital images reducing love C G Bm C My roommate enslaved by expectations above C Em Em And then I see the face of my mother
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[Verse 4] C G A first-year preacher stands on his feet Bm Em C His love for mankind is true and complete C G Bm While the frigid wind blows C through the trees C Bm I ask as he leans away from the heat C Em "What do you see in the fire?" C I see swirling confusion, G question, and loss Bm Em C And I know all about Christ and the cross C Bm But I cannot explain the Holocaust Em Am I stuttered when a young man asked me to C G I just couldn’t find the words [Verse 5] C G A woman of ninety with wisdom in spades Bm Em Her mind still as sharp as her C kitchen blades C G Bm C I ask as her memory nonetheless fades C Em "What do you see in the fire?" C I see the touch of my husband G who recently passed Bm Em C Our hometown before the roads got so fast C G Bm C And I see it now in an inpatient blur G G And I see how in love we were Em Bm I see the good Lord offering mercy Em Bm I see the good Lord offering mercy C D7 I see the good Lord offering mercy [Verse 6] C G Someone I care for, she sits by my side Bm Em C I can feel the past and the future collide C G She leans in and whispers, Bm C “Don't think, just decide" C Em What do you see in the fire? C I see the faces of my victims whose G hearts I once broke Bm Em C Calm and alive in the curling smoke C G Bm C All I can do is sit here and hope C Em Em They may find a way to forgive me [Outro] C G There's something unspoken there in your eyes Bm Em C A pain or a love I don't recognize C G Bm C I better ask you now before it dies C G What do you see in the fire?