Intro: Cm Eb Cm Eb G
 
Verse 1:
  Cm        Bb        Eb            Fm
Achilles, Achilles, Achilles, come down
          Cm          Bb              Cm
Won’t you get up off, get up off the roof?
        Cm            Bb         Cm         Fm
You’re scaring us and all of us, some of us love you
 Cm                Bb               Eb
Achilles, it’s not much but there’s proof
    Cm         Bb          Eb          Fm
You crazy-ass cosmonaut, remember your virtue
  Cm            Bb         Eb
Redemption lies plainly in truth
     Cm         Bb        Eb            Fm
Just humor us, Achilles, Achilles, come down
          Cm          Bb             Cm
Won’t you get up off, get up off the roof?
 
Instrumental -x2-: Cm Eb Cm Eb G
 
Verse 2:
 Cm         Bb        Eb           Fm
Achilles, Achilles, Achilles, come down
           Cm          Bb            Eb
Won’t you get up off, get up off the roof?
     Cm            Bb              Eb          Fm
The self is not so weightless, nor whole and unbroken
  Cm         Bb          Eb
Remember the pact of our youth
      Cm          Bb        Cm           Fm
Where you go, I’m going, so jump and I’m jumping
      Cm          Bb        Cm
Since there is no me without you
Cm           Bb         Eb           Fm
Soldier on, Achilles, Achilles, come down
          Cm          Bb             Cm
Won’t you get up off, get up off the roof?
 
Pre-Chorus:
Cm         Bb             Eb         Fm
Loathe the way they light candles in Rome
    Cm              Bb        Cm
But love the sweet air of the votives
Cm       Bb               Eb      Fm
Hurt and grieve but don’t suffer alone
Cm              Bb        Ab
Engage with the pain as a motive
 
Chorus:
  Abm        Eb    Cm
Today of all days, see
G            Ab        Bb          Eb
How the most dangerous thing is to love
G            Ab              Bb   Eb
How you will heal and you’ll rise above
 
Instrumental -x2-: Cm Eb Cm Eb G
 
Verse 3:
 Cm        Bb        Eb            Fm
Achilles, Achilles, Achilles, jump now
        Cm        Bb         Eb
You are absent of cause or excuse
Cm         Bb         Cm       Fm
So self-indulgent and self-referential
   Cm             Gm        Cm
No audience could ever want you
    Cm           Bb        Eb         Fm
You crave the applause yet hate the attention
     Cm            Bb       Eb
Then miss it, your act is a ruse
      Cm      Bb          Eb         Fm
It is empty, Achilles, so end it all now
       Cm           Gm          Cm
It's a pointless resistance for you
 
Instrumental -x2-: Cm Eb Cm Eb G
 
Verse 4:
 Cm         Bb           Eb           Fm
Achilles, Achilles, just put down the bottle
      Cm        Bb              Eb
Don’t listen to what you’ve consumed
     Cm         Bb         Eb       Fm
It’s chaos, confusion, and wholly unworthy
    Cm              Gm        Cm
Of feeding and it’s wholly untrue
    Cm          Bb            Eb          Fm
You may feel no purpose nor a point for existing
     Cm          Bb           Eb
It’s all just conjecture and gloom
      Cm         Bb          Eb            Fm
There may not be meaning, so find one and seize it
   Cm             Gm          Cm
Do not waste yourself on this roof
 
Pre-Chorus:
Cm         Bb         Eb          Fm
Hear those bells ring deep in the soul
Cm       Bb        Cm
Chiming away for a moment
Cm        Bb            Eb        Fm
Feel your breath course frankly below
    Cm        Bb       Ab
See life as a worthy opponent
 
Chorus:
  Abm        Eb    Cm
Today of all days, see
G            Ab        Bb          Eb
How the most dangerous thing is to love
G            Ab       Bb          Eb
How you will heal and you’ll rise above
G             Ab       Bb       Eb
Crowned by an overture bold and beyond
G7            Ab        Bb      Eb
Ah, it’s more courageous to overcome
 
Instrumental -x2-: Cm Eb Cm Eb G
 
Verse 5:
    Eb                              Gm
You want the acclaim, the mother of mothers
                                                Cm
                          -It’s not worth it, Achilles-
     Cm                                  G
More poignant than fame or the taste of another
                                                   Eb
                                  -Don’t listen, Achilles-
   Eb                                  Gm
Be real and just jump, you dense motherxxxxer
                                                    Cm
                               -You’re worth more, Achilles-
         Cm                            G
You will not be more than a rat in the gutter
                                                    Eb
                              -So much more than a rat-
     Eb                                Gm
You want my opinion, my opinion you’ve got
 
                    -No one asked your opinion-
    Cm                                  G
You asked for my counsel, I gave you my thoughts
 
                         -No one asked for your thoughts-
   Eb                     Fm
Be done with this now and jump off the roof
 
-Be done with this now and get off the roof-
        Cm                     G7         Eb
Can you hear me, Achilles? I’m talking to you
 
Bridge:
    Fm         Cm
I’m talking to you
 
    Cm      Ab
I’m talking to you
     Ab     Abm
I’m talking to you
 Abm           Eb
Achilles, come down
 Eb            Fm
Achilles, come down
 
Instrumental -x2-: Cm Eb Cm Eb G
 
Pre-Chorus:
Cm        Bb     Eb       Fm
Throw yourself into the unknown
       Cm         Bb     Cm
With a pace and a fury defiant
Cm         Bb      Eb       Fm
Clothe yourself in beauty untold
        Cm        Bb         Ab
And see life as a means to a triumph
 
Chorus:
 Abm          Eb    Cm
Today of all days, see
G            Ab        Bb          Eb
How the most dangerous thing is to love
G            Ab              Bb    Eb
How you will heal and you’ll rise above
G             Ab       Bb         Eb
Crowned by an overture bold and beyond
G7             Ab       Bb      Eb
Ah, it’s more courageous to overcome
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