Guitar Tabs, Chords and Lyrics

Emily  Misc. Unsigned Bands



[D#]The meadowlark a[Gm]nd the chim-choo[F]-ree and the sp[Cm]arrow
Set to the sky in a flying spree, for the sport over the pharaoh
Little while later the Pharisees dragged comb through the meadow
Do you remember what they called up to you and me, in our window?
there is a rusty light on the pines tonight sun pouring wine, lord, or marrow
down into the bones of the birches and the spires of the churches jutting out from the shadows
the oak, and the axe, and the old smokestacks and the bale and the barrow
and everything sloped like it was dragged from a rope in the mouth of the south below

[G#]we've seen those[C] mountains knee[G]ling, felten a[Am]nd grey
we thought our very hearts would up and melt away
[Fm]from that snow i[C]n the nighttime[G] just going and[Am] going
and the stirring of wind chimes in the morning in the morning
[Dm]helps me [G]find my [Dm]way back [G]in
from the place where I have been

[F](instrum[Em]ental seg[G]way)

[Em]and, Emily - I saw you last ni[A]ght by the river
I dreamed you were skipping little stones across the surface of the water
frow[Em]ning at the angle where they were lost, and slipped under forever,
in a mud-cloud, mica-spangled, like the sky'd been breathing on a mirror

[Em]anyhow - I sat by your [A]side, by the water
you taught me the names of the stars overhead that I wrote down in my ledger
though [Em]all I knew of the rote universe were those pleiades loosed in december
I promised you I‘d set them to verse so I'd always remember

[Em]that the meteorite is a[A] source of the light and the meteor's just what we see
and th[Em]e meteoroid is a stone that's devoid of the fire that propelled it to thee
[Em]and the meteorite's jus[A]t what causes the light and the meteor's how it's perceived
and the meteoroid's a bone thrown from the void that lies quiet in offering to thee

[D#]  you came and l[Gm]ay a cold compre[F]ss upon the mess[Cm] I'm in
threw the window wide and cried; Amen! Amen! Amen!
the whole world - stopped - to hear you hollering
you looked down and saw now what was happening
the lines are fadin' in my kingdom
though I have never known the way to border them in
so the muddy mouths of baboons and sows and the grouse and the horse and the hen
grope at the gate of the looming lake that was once a tidy pen
and the mail is late and the great estates are not lit from within
the talk in town's becoming downright sickening

[G#]in due time we w[C]ill see the far [G]butte lit by a [Am]flare
I've seen your bravery, and I will follow you there
[Fm]and row through [C]the nighttime g[G]one healthy gone[Am] healthy all of a sudden in
search of the midwife who could help me who could help me
[Dm]help me f[G]ind my w[Dm]ay back i[G]n
there are worries where I've been

[F](instrume[Em]ntal segw[G]ay)

[Em]say, say, say in the lee [A]of the bay; don't be bothered
leave your troubles here where the tugboats shear the water from the water
flanke[Em]d by furrows, curling back, like a match held up to a newspaper

[Em]Emily, they'll follow yo[A]ur lead by the letter
and I make this claim, and I'm not ashamed to say I know you better
what[Em] they've seen is just a beam of your sun that banishes winter

[Em]let us go! though we kn[A]ow it's a hopeless endeavor
the ties that bind, they are barbed and spined and hold us close forever
though[Em] there is nothing would help me come to grips with a sky that is gaping and yawning
there is a song I woke with on my lips as you sailed your great ship towards the morning

[D#]come on home, th[Gm]e poppies are al[F]l grown knee-de[Cm]ep by now
blossoms all have fallen, and the pollen ruins the plow
peonies nod in the breeze and while they wetly bow, with
hydrocephalitic listlessness ants mop up their brow
and everything with wings is restless, aimless, drunk and dour
the butterflies and birds collide at hot, ungodly hours
and my clay-colored motherlessness rangily reclines
- come on home, now! all my bones are dolorous with vines

[G#]Pa pointed out t[C]o me, for the hu[G]ndredth time to[Am]night
the way the ladle leads to a dirt-red bullet of light
[Fm]squint skyward a[C]nd listen - lovi[G]ng him, we move[Am] within
his borders: just asterisms in the stars' set order
we could stand for a century, starin', with our heads cocked
in the broad daylight at this thing. Joy, landlocked
in bodies that don't keep, dumbstruck with the sweetness of be-
ing till we don't be told; take this and eat this

[D#]told; the meteor[Gm]ite is the sourc[F]e of the light and[Cm] the meteor's just what we see
and the meteoroid is a stone that's devoid of the fire that propelled it to thee
and the meteorite's just what causes the light and the meteor's how it's perceived
and the meteoroid's a bone thrown from the void that lies quiet in offering to thee

Scott Walker

Important: The song above is NOT stored on the Chordie server. The original song is hosted at Chordie works as a search engine and provides on-the-fly formatting. Chordie does not index songs against artists'/composers' will. To remove this song please click here.

Text color:
Chord color:
Chord grids: 
Font size:    
Page size: 

A Am C Cm D# Dm Em F Fm G G# Gm
variations - click chord images

Login - add to songbook

Transpose chords


Rating click stars to rate



You need to log in to post comments