Seance


Fly








[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







{soc}



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]



{eoc}







Baby left as she lost her breath



Hastens off to some unknown death



Trapped inside her painted eyes



Takes herself into a new sunrise







{c:Chorus}







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







{c:Chorus}







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")




Electric




[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







{soc}



[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



{eoc}







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







{c:Chorus}



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?







{soc}



[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



{eoc}







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







{c:Chorus}







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]







{soc}



[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]



{eoc}







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



F#m



It wasn't just the things you took



                             E



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?







{c:Chorus}



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







{soc}



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



{eoc}







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







{c:Chorus}



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







{soc}



[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



{eoc}







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







{c:Chorus}



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







{soc}



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



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



Dropping [F#]names



{eoc}







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







{c:Chorus}



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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