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His Pleasure Is My Pain (tabs)

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His Pleasure Is My Pain
Tabbed byJessica
TuningDADEBe
CapoNone
His Pleasure Is My Pain by Jewel

TUNING: DADEBe -  Drop the bottom E to a D and the G to an E (tune to the high E string.)  

VERSE:

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a man stands in the doorway like a small child angry fists 


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she lies in her bed her head buried in her pillow she stares at the moon 

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he speaks to her all the words she's heard too many times before 

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and pretty soon she just lets his voice fade away she thinks 

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this was a gradual steel frost that started with cold feet and ended with numb hearts

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it was once satisfying sex, but now no longer is 

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it was once filled with all the possibilities of new china or old stone 
but now it's exaggerated and water-logged 
no longer what these hands had intended and still I cry in my sleep 

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he always said I was too sensitive 

VERSE II:

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but I say, at least I never meant to make him cry at least I never meant to make him 

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hurt that way no, I never meant to make him cry I never meant to make 

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hurt that way 


CHORUS:

STRUM:

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yes it's true        I'm too sensitive but 

STRUM:

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he takes pleasure in my pain 

STRUM:

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yes it's true        I'm too sensitive but 

STRUM:

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he takes pleasure in my pain 

VERSE III:

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the unheard hours they fly by, she goes to the window

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puts on a nightgown and brushes her hair 

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he's already asleep by the time she goes to lay back down

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she thinks, my god, what I am doing here 

VERSE:

her bones have grown tired of his hunger, of his grey eyes 
and I feel that if I were to stay one more night here I'd die, 
or explode, or worse yet, just fade away 
he always said I was too sensitive 
if I dared to care so much, the world could kill me that way 
I wonder if he's only half alive or if he simply 
has always been this inarticulate 

VERSE II:
but I say, at least I never meant to make him cry 
at least I never meant to make him hurt that way 
no, I never meant to make him cry 
I never meant to make him hurt that way 

CHORUS:

yes it's true, I'm too sensitive but 
he takes pleasure in my pain 
yes it's true, I'm too sensitive but 
he takes pleasure in my pain 

VERSE III:
she gets out of bed and looks at her feet as though they were 
the wings for her freedom 
she gets up and goes to the drawer 
it's a moment in which anything can happen 
instead she gets out some clothing, puts them in a bag 
and leaves him sleeping while she heads for the door