Violets Tale Chord Ren

Capo 0 with [Am] [Dm] [A#] [Gm] [F]


VERSE
London City, far from pretty
Two, zero, zero, five
A lady down in Paddington
Is fighting just to stay alive
Rhythmic beeps and blood stained sheets
Our lady weeps, she’s tired and frail
To set the scene, we must rewind
The hands of time for Violet’s tale

CHORUS
Violet was a silent girl
Grew up with violent starts
Her mother was a drinker
And her father was a bastard
Every night he’d tuck her tight
But never left the room
I’ll spare you of the things he did
Im sure her mother knew

POST-CHORUS
Violet was a silent girl
She moved out at sixteen
A semi-detached council flat
Paid for by a welfare-scheme
Packing shelves at Tesco’s
Stacking jars like pickled bricks
She met a boy named Stevie
And he was a little prick

VERSE
Violet was a silent girl
And Violet she fell fast
See Stevie was a wrongun
But he sure knew how to charm her
Every night he’d tuck her tight
But never left the room
History repeats itself
He’d paint her black and blue and ah
She never stood a chance
The devil comes to dance

BREAK

VERSE
London City, far from pretty
Two, zero, zero, five
A lady down in Paddington
Is fighting just to stay alive
The doctor in a state of shock
Saw something here so very wrong
See Violet, she was pregnant
Poor Violet, she was nine months gone

CHORUS
Turning to the doctor
Violet broke her silence and she cried
If I’m to die right here tonight
Please let my baby stay alive
The doctor soon regained composure
Called the surgeon to come in
As Violet’s world turned to black
The curtains closed, the lights went dim in

OUTRO
London City, far from pretty
Two zero zero five
A lady down in Paddington
Just lost the fight to stay alive
A tragedy, or miracle
It happened on these very streets
Two twins are lying side by side