Five Room Love Story

Michael Timmins


[D] [A] [G] [D]

I met her in a church [A] on a Sunday evening
not [G] late on Saturday [D] night.
She sang Ave Maria a little [A] flat and out of time
[G] but that's what drew me to her so [D] that's alright.
As she placed a [A] nickel in the basket
[D] that I held before her
I [A] asked her [G] to be my wife. [D]

There's [G] one cardboard heart
for every time you said I [D] love you,
a painted [G] star for every secret that we [D] shared,
the [A] dried lima beans and [G] small plastic birds
because you [D] cared.

I hear them talk [A] and I watch them swap
their [G] old black and [D] whites.
Bitter and beaten they [A] talk of life's cheatin'
like [G] old boxers comparing [D] scars.
All I [A] remember is a smile at the top of
[D] every working morning
and a [A] shoulder always willing and [D] able
and [A] all those nights that we'd spend just [D] sitting
and [A] talking [G] around our kitchen table. [D]

There's [G] one cardboard heart
for every time you said I [D] love you,
a painted [G] star for every secret that we [D] shared,
the [A] dried lima beans and [G] small plastic birds
because you [D] cared. [A] [G] [D] [A] [G] [D]

[D] Five rooms made stronger
by the [A] breaking and the healing
of the [G] two hearts they protected with- [D] in.
And now one heart left aching,
[A] pasting and painting
these [G] walls with memories of [D] all that has been.

There's [G] one cardboard heart
for every time you said I [D] love you,
a painted [G] star for every secret that we [D] shared,
the [A] dried lima beans and [G] small plastic birds
because you [D] cared.

There's [G] one cardboard heart
for every time you said [D] I love you,
a painted [G] star for every secret that we [D] shared,
the [G] dried lima beans and [D] small plastic birds
[A] [G] because you [D] cared.


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