[em]Baby smiled like a t[G]iny child

[em]She talks her head off, and the [G]land lies wild

[em]Tossed and turned on a [G]teardrop sea

And [em]all the dark clowns who are [C]following [G]me


And they [C9]fly, she pointed up into the [Am7sus4]sky

[C9]And you can't touch them if you [Am7sus4]try

And they [C9]fly  [Am7sus4]


Baby left as she lost her breath

Hastens off to some unknown death

Trapped inside her painted eyes

Takes herself into a new sunrise


Transcription by Anders Ekberg

One Day

[D]Tell me, [Em]is everything unplanned?

[G]It's all so unexpected that I [D]just can't understand

We [D]run so hard and always end up [em]in the same place

[G]"Glad that went so smoothly" well that [D]never is the case

[G]One day - [D]doubtless, cloudless, bright

[G]We'll shake away the shadows [D]of eternal night

[C]It's just the storm before the calm

[G]Like the life held in your palm - it's [Asus4]clay, one [D]day

And you stand there, with ashes blowing past

Dipping into gilt-edged love that will be made at last

And the gold you spend and the hastening end

That you throw into the sea

Coming back a hundredfold, there's no guarantee


We'll walk and be like giants, we'll all be honest men

I go back to my blindness so that I may see again

A woman standing on a hill is gazing out to sea

Dreaming of a new age waiting there for me

I call her from a distance and she smiles into the sun

And men and gods begin their dance, for their time has begun

And holy wars extended and battlefields of pain

Washed away, forgotten in the perfect rain

Princes, kings and humble things are well-worn and content

Messengers come everywhere, envoys have been sent

(Na na na .... a palm tree nodded at me last night he said,

"Hey you look so pale")


[A]Alone, at the end of the [Amaj7]day

As I stand before the [em6]relics

Of what used to [C]be you and [G]me

You turn with the tears in your eyes

Not understanding

that you are free, free of me

Like songs, our warmth fades away

Turns into coldness

Like the words that we say, today


[D]And as the city [F]glows, electric [D]people nobody [F]knows

Electric [D]dreams, nobody [F]knows

[em]When you touch my skin, the feeling is [A]electric


I hoped that our destiny sloped

Ever upwards,

Now it curves away and falls

Like rain and the windows of children

I see the future,

just sliding away, and false


It's No Reason

[G]Crocodile skin [hm]water, [C]city shadows [D]wait

[G]Put your head in[f#m]to your hands, the [em]ending is so [D]great

[G]Take a ride to [hm]sundown, [C]buy a ticket [D]home

Take [G]all the things I've [f#m]bought you, leave [em]all the rest a[C]lone [G]

Marble skins turn human, people fade to gray

Put your head into my hands we'll make them go away

As you're crying softly, you won't ever be disturbed

Red on pink, the sun will sink, have you even heard?


[D]And the [em]colors take me [C]down

[D]It's no [em]reason to be [C]sad

[D]And you [em]leave without a [C]sound

[D]It's no [em]reason to be [F]glad


Instrumental break is Em C D

Salty tears are wasted, children lie awake

Put your head into my hands, don't let your spirit break

Black smoke from the chimneys, white smoke from the hills

Everything is moving, but we're standing still


Celebrations fading, boats upon the waves

Put your head into my hands, trying to be brave

The carnival has packed up, the storm has left us peace

Poppies sleep undamaged, we drive into the east

Disappear ?

(Lift on and off B-string 2nd fret on the A and Dmaj7 chords)

[A]Like a womb, night was all [Dmaj7/F#]around

[A]Someone, somewhere must have talked some sense

I could [Dmaj7/F#]feel it moving underground

[G]So many things I still don't under[E]stand

The [A]dream I was having took on an ugly [Dmaj7/F#]face

I don't [A]know if I was walking through heaven

It could have been [Dmaj7/F#]any place

[G]Skipping 'cross the water, wading through the [Esus4] sand [E]

A[Dmaj/F#]wake to find you gone, emptiness is where you [A]lay

I just [Dmaj7/F#]had to smile for all the things you'll never [E]hear me say

[C]Oh, I know, I could never get that [G]near

[Dmaj7/F#]What do you expect me to do, disap[A]pear? [G]


[G]You and [C]me, [em]we're as [D]free as we can [G]be

Can't you [C]see, [em]like the [D]trees so obviously[am]... [A]


The message disturbs me so I throw it to the wind

And after all the hellos goodbyes etc etc

We can't start this thing again

It's like the fog you walk towards, but never seem to reach

Every morning now I hear that same old song

And though the singer is long dead, his voice goes on and on

Ugliness you have to learn, but beauty you can't teach

F#m                                          A

Awake to find you gone, a note pinned to my sleeve


It wasn't just the things you took


It was the things you had to leave

C                           G

Now it seems you were never here

DMaj7                          A

What do you expect me to do, disappear?


Some of this transcription was extracted from James Dignan's version.

Electric Lash

The [D]electric lash of [G]trees in the studio

[D]Fills my head with [G]light

[D]Only the voice of the [G]girl on the radio

Falling [A]from a [D]height

I turn to leave as if in a cameo

It doesn't feel quite right

Only one thing you ever really know

If it's day or night


Our [G]eyes meet and I [D]love her

[G]I suspect she already [D]knows

[G]How those eyes see me so [D]very very clearly

[G]Even [A]when they're [D]closed


The electric lash of trees in the studio

A bite then a caress

Only the voice of the girl on the radio

Drifting from the west

I turn to leave as if in a cameo

A moon, a knot, a guess

Only one thing you ever really know

You might curse before you bless


Now I Wonder Why

In a [D]moment of triumph, I find defeat uncon[C]trolled

In the [D]second of honor, a despair sharp and [C]old

She [hm]gives me a t[C]aste, [hm]please show me some [C]etiquette

I [hm]wasn't looking for [C]you and I [F]don't want to find you [em]yet

At an uncurtained window, in a street full of rooms

Watching the gardens, and pursuing the blooms

This world is so white, they never see me anymore

But i trusted you then, and I'm trusting you still

It's just that I'm not quite sure


[A]Now I wonder [em7]why, I [A]thought I could ever [em7]lose

But the [A]gain is hardly what I'd [em7]choose

[Bb]Now I wonder [D]why


It was somebody, a woman, it was a delicate crime

And I've been waiting for ages, yes I've been here all the time

There was this greed in my blood, she let me take the easy way

She helps me hide the vagabond, that was myself yesterday

And after the acting, I found that I couldn't sleep

And during my drifting, I found that I was too deep

By the virtue of faith

I knew that I could be lost

Beyond this dark place

Unprepared to pay the cost


Dropping Names

[F#]I want to break to be [E]beautiful

[F#]Seven long nights to [E]think

A [F#]handful of words, a [E]sleeveful of birds

[F#]Casually left on the [E]sink

[B]Crimson beads, cut [A]out your needs

[B]Leave you feeling more in the [A]pink[F#]Seven long nights at a [E]pre-announced site

A [F#]head on my shoulders and I [E]feel all right


[C#]Alter the [B]courses, [C#]stand near my [B]flames

[C#]Questionable [B]sources, [A]only dropping names

Dropping [F#]names


I taught her how to be hard or soft

She never really needed to learn

A trip into town, defenses are down

I never ever need to return

She holds me by the stars, says look at these scars

Feel my longing burn

Seven long days but I can't change my ways

Look over my shoulder and I say hey hey


It Doesn't Change

[A]Sinking silk, and [Bmsus4/A]burning gold

[C#m/A]Touch you as the [D/A]air is turning [A]cold

Another place I look for you

The heights above an almost perfect view

Seeing things just rest a while

As the tide sweeps out another mile

Inside the man, the pleasure dome

This is the world that I once called home

Strangers in their naked skin

Waiting for their sweet oblivion

Close to you, hear all you say

Even though you're continents away

The perfumed air, the taste of fear

Shrug your shoulders and they disappear

Take this gift and let it grow

Let it be all the hope you know

It doesn't change   [E]

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