Forever Breathes the Lonely Word

Rain of crystal spires
Down but not yet out
September lady
Grey streets
All the people I like are those that are dead
Gather up your wings and fly
A wave crashed on rocks
Hours of darkness have changed my mind

RAIN OF CRYSTAL SPIRES

Seven brotheres on their way from Avalon
Seven sisters shooting skyways for the sun
Homer's Illiad lay burning in the fire
I was pleased just then 'till you said
That the sun will never shine

A desert town to the west of Idaho
Leads to valleys shading vineyards from the snow
Messiah in the sky puts flames upon the sea
I was mesmerized 'till you said
I was positively free
And the sun won't shine on me
No the sun won't shine on me
Come on sun shine on me

Seven brotheres on their way from Avalon
Seven sisters shooting skyways for the sun
You allways said to me don't walk the straightest line
So I took heed of that 'till you said
That the sun will never shine

Chords: (intro) G-C
G-D-C-D
Var: Em-C-G-D-Em


DOWN BUT NOT YET

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Chords:Fmaj7-C
Var: Am-C

I was feeling the strain of 20 years
I was saying well this is all there is
I was seeing my blood it dripped like tears
I was counting the cost of all my fears
So you wanted to be like me to be seen
So you wanted to rise from your darkest dream
So you wanted to be the things that I've been
Well let me tell you something
It's not what it seems
Let me give you advice
Hang onto your dreams
I was down but not yet out you see
I was riding the road to victory
I was sailing the stars of secrecy
And I was wearing the mask on honesty
Don't you know you can stop and start it again
If you thought about time then it would be your friend
Don't you know that the sword is the same as the pen
And in your world of trouble
Where nothin g goes right
I can give you advice
If you won't think once
Then baby think twice
So you see where I stand and where I fall
So you see what I've got and that's for all
So you see this big man ain't so tall
You have to keep your feet down on the floor
Do you still want to be like me to be seen
Do you still want want to rise from your darkest dream
Do you still want to be the things I've been
Well let me tell you something
It's not what it seems
Let me give you advice
Hang onto your dreams
Hang onto your dreams
Hang onto your dream


SEPTEMBER LADY

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Chords:D-D (chord with E loose (without F#))

September lady's just woke up
You better take that smile and run
September lady's not for me
You can try someone new
Garrulous woman
Her mind is all made up
Her face is a mess
September lady's just woke up
And when she tells you, she tells you what to do
You go straight into her
And you know just what it is, know just what it is
Maybe I could reach for a star
A star is what I was hoping for
Maybe I could for the moon
Maybe we'll be there soon
I go into the pillow
Your head is underneath
There's blood on your legs
Your burning in the heat
You open wide, the sheets I slip inside
And you look so beatiful
And I know just what it is, know just what it is
September lady's just woke up
You better take that smile and run
September lady's not for me
You can try someone new


GREY STREETS

Grey streets and streets of grey
Patrolled by knights from the invading day
Closing eyelids stutter and tumble and turn away
Makeshift memories they collide for another stay
I was attracted to you because the forces were so blind
And you were attracted to me
Because my face smiled down from a wall
And you said I looked kind
Well hello it's me again
I just called 'round to see my friend
'Cause when I'm talking to you can't you see that the world's aglow
You're so semi-precious about life and you won't let your feelings show
I was a photograph
I was a picture on display
You were so negative because once I owned the world
But I gave it away
I am here and you are there
We are near so why should we care
You almost wish you werw dying it would be an excuse to really live
I sometimes wonder why 'cause you've got nothing left to give
And I was attracted to you
Because the forces were so blind
And you were attracted to me
Because my face smiled down from a wall
And you said I looked kind.


ALL THE PEOPLE I LIKE ARE THOSE THAT ARE DEAD


Maybe I Should entertain
The very fact that I'm insane
I wasn't fooling when I said
All the people I like are those that are dead
I've been around this town and I've seen what god has done
I've been around and it's no fun
I've been a two-timer/tearaway god has told me so
But I don't believe in him you know
Don't make me a martyr for our causes
'Cause I don't believe a word that you said
All the people I like are those are dead
Maybe I shoud take a gun
And put it to the head of everyone
All the people I like are in the ground
It's better to be lost than to be found
I should listen hard to the voices from within
They are telling me that I'll never win
I should save myself I shoud save myself from sin
But I wouldn't know where to begin
You are trying to tell me what you believe in
But I ain't got a clue what you are talking about
It's better to be a man than to be a mouse
All the people I like are those that are dead
All the people I like are those that are dead
All the people I like are those that are dead
All the people I like are those that are dead
I've been around this town and I've seen what God has done
I've been around and it's no fun
I've been a two-timer/tearaway god has told me so
But I don't believe in him you know
Don't make me a martyr for our causes
'Cause I don't believe a word that you said
All the people I like are those that are
All the people I like are those that are
All the people I like are those that are dead.


GATHER UP YOUR WINGS AND FLY

I was heading north on a plane that was heading south
Whysky in my pocket cigarette was in my mouth
"A vision" on my knee but I wasn't reading much
Gather up your wings and fly now
You can take them to the sky
What's the betting that you'll be letting his hands dip into your loins
While all I'll be getting is a new sun setting on the downtown vegas morn
Downtown vegas that's the place of your dreams
Downtown London that's not tour scene
Step inside and take the weight off your tiny feet
You curled up in the corner you're looking so discret
And when you turned your face caught the light and oh you looked so sweet
Don't I always get my own way
Have you anything to say
What's the betting that you'll be letting his hands dip into your loins
While all I'll be getting is a new sun setting on the downtown vegas morn
What's the betting that you'll plead insanity
It won't be long now while we're shaking your apple tree
After seven days of fasting you said you'd seen the lord
You travelled back four centuries in search of a silver sword
Your self-induced hallucinations they just make me bored
Gather up your wings and fly now
You can take them to the sky
What's the betting that you'll be letting his hands dip into your lions
While all I'll be getting is a new sun setting on the downtown vegas morn
Donwtown vegas that's the place of your dreams
Downtown London that's not your scene
Shake your apple tree now


A WAVE CRASHED ON ROCKS

People are crying
What are we going to do
People are crying
I don't care about them I care about...
You in your wisdom you ruined it all
You sacrificed me for the cause of the storm
You ruined it all
Into the darkness
All I see is you
It's totally magic
What we've just been through
But now it's all over like a wave crashed on the rocks
I'm not your jesus so will you get off my cross
You ruined it all
People are crying
What are we going to do
People are crying
I don't care about them I care about...
You in your wisdom you ruined it all
You sacrificed me for the cause of the storm
You ruined it all

First: Am (jiggeling the second string B) - F-C


HOURS OF DARKNESS HAVE CHANGED MY MIND

Got into something dangerous and strange
Was into nothing that's the way I behave
I like those deep dark thoughts that leave you stranded way in mid-air
I'd like to do something that makes somebody somewhere care
Playing with fire why should I mind
I'm going beyond now what will I find
Corridors filled with smoke and all the trees uprooted and dead
A man who's got three square eyes and a boy with the snakeskin head

I was torn apart by my love for a different land
I was led astray by the touch of the devil's hand
It's your second nature oh don't fool around 'till that's gone
A man is a boy a boy is a child a woman's son

I'm a disciple I've become aware
Seen god in the heaven the devil down there
Isn't it 'bout time boy you got your thoughts onto something new
You could come up with me if you really want something to do

And I was torn apart by my love for a different land
I was led astray by the touch of the devil's hand
It's your second nature oh don't fool around 'till that's gone
A man is a boy a boy is a child a woman's son.

Chords: Am-C / D-Am
Ref: G-C-D / Em-C-G-C-D