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Slight Figure Of Speech
                    SLIGHT FIGURE OF SPEECH - The Avett Brothers
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G x4

They say you've got to lose a couple fights to win
C            D                   G
It's hard to tell from where I'm sitting

They say that this is where the fun begins
C            D               G
I guess it's time that I was quitting

Em       D      
A slight figure of speech
G         C
I cut my chest wide open
Em            D
They come and watch us bleed
G       C                   D    G             
Is it art like I was hoping now?

They said "I hope that you will never change"
C           D         G
I went and cut my hair

They say "Don't take your business to the big time"
C           D            G
I bought us tickets there

Em        D
A slight figure of speech
G         C
I cut my chest wide open
Em            D
They come and watch us bleed
G     C                     D
Is it art like I was hoping now?

G-riff 1

G-riff 2

G - (Riff 1)
What did you expect
And what did you forget
That to live you let go of me with each step
It becomes a progression I won't let regret manifest
To aggression
Are you to assess what I've been? What I am? Or become?
Did you stop to accept how pathetically dumb
It can be to
Attack those around 'cause you're
G - (Riff 2)
True to color, a town, a time, or a place?
It's not you, it's not mine
And besides it is gone
And you never will find it again
But I don't want to fight
I just ask let me be
I won't give the chance to be my enemy
So go home
Think it through

A jet plane and a big idea
C       D          G
I jump over the sea

What ifs hot on my trail
C        D               G
But that can't catch me, no

Em       D
A slight figure of speech
G        C   
I cut my chest wide open
Em            C
They come and watch us bleed
G     C                     D   
Is it art like I was hoping now?

G - (Riff 1)

G - (Riff 2)

G  G  G!!!

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About the artist behind Slight Figure Of Speech:

The Avett Brothers are a folk-rock band that originated in Concord, North Carolina. The band is made up of two brothers, Seth Avett and Scott Avett who play the guitar and banjo, respectively, and Bob Crawford, who plays the stand-up bass. They are often joined on tour by cellist Joe Kwon. Risen from the ashes of Seth and Scott's former rock band Nemo, The Avett Brothers combine old-time country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk and ragtime to produce a sound described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having the "Heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones." The group themselves eschews labels, feeling that "none would do the music the justice. It's simply left up to each person to extract his or her own account from the Avett's music."

In the past year, The Avett Brothers have gone from relative unknowns to the poster children of a brand new and rapidly growing genre of American music. And while critics and fans alike have trouble agreeing on just what that genre should be called (indie roots, folk-punk, grungegrass, the list goes on and on), no one seems to have any trouble agreeing on the fact that The Avett Brothers are taking American roots music to brand new and exciting places.

Their live performances showcase their use of three-part harmony and southern rock feel, and are admired for being intense, energetic, and soulful.

The band are currently signed to Ramseur Records, based in Concord, NC. Other artists on the label include The Everybodyfields, Bombadil, Martin Stephenson and Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers.

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