Goodbye And Hello

Tim Buckley

 AmD
The antique people are down in the dungeons
 AmD
 Run by machines and afraid of the tax
 AmD
Their heads in the grave and their hands on their eyes
 AmG
 Hauling their hearts around circular tracks
 FC
Pretending forever their masquerade towers
 GGsus4
Are not really riddled with widening cracks
 G
 And I wave goodbye to iron
 FGm
 And smile hello to the air

 GmFEb
O the new children dance      I am young
 DGmF
All around the balloons       I will live
 EbDGm
 Swaying by chance             I am strong
 FEbD
To the breeze from the moon   I can give
 GmFEb
 Painting the sky              You the strange
 DGmF
With the colors of sun        Seed of day
 EbDGm
 Freely they fly               Feel the change
 FEbDGmFEDG
As all become one             Know the Way, know the Way           

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 GC
The velocity addicts explode on the highway
 GC
Ignoring the journey and moving so fast
 GC
Their nerves fall apart and they gasp but can't breathe
 GC
They run from the cops of the skeleton past
 FC
Petrified by tradition in a nightmare they stagger
 GBbAmFG
 Into nowhere at all and then look up aghast
 G
 And I wave goodbye to speed
 FGm
 And smile hello to a rose

O the new children play I am young
Under juniper trees I will live
Sky blue or grey I am strong
They continue at ease I can give
Moving so slow You the strange
That serenely they can Seed of day
Gracefully grow Feel the change
And yes still understand Know the Way

 GBbAmGmF
 The king and the queen in their castle of billboards
 GBbAmGmF
 Sleepwalk down the hallways dragging behind
 GmBbAmGmF
 All their possessions and transient treasures
 GmBbAmGmF
 As they go to worship the electronic shrine
 CEb
 On which is playing the late late commercial
 FCG
In that hollowest house of the opulent blind
 G
 And I wave goodbye to Mammon
 FGm
 And smile hello to a stream

O the new children buy I am young
All the world for a song I will live
Without a dime I am strong
To which they belong I can give
Nobody owns You the strange
Anything anywhere Seed of day
Everyone's grown Feel the change
Up so big they can share Know the Way

 CBbC
The vaudeville generals cavort on the stage
 BbC
And shatter their audience with submachine guns
 BbC
And Freedom and Violence the acrobat clowns
 BbC
Do a balancing act on the graves of our sons

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While the tapdancing Emperor sings "War is peace"
(N.C.)
And Love the Magician disappears in the fun
 G
 And I wave goodbye to murder
 FGm
 And smile hello to the rain

O the new children can't I am young
Tell a foe from a friend I will live
Quick to enchant I am strong
And so glad to extend I can give
Handfuls of dawn You the strange
To kaleidoscope men Seed of day
Come from beyond Feel the change
The Great Wall of Skin Know the Way

 DC
 The bloodless husbands are jesters who listen
 DC
Like sheep to the shrieks and commands of their wives
 DC
And the men who aren't men leave the women alone
 DGF
 See them all faking love on a bed made of knives
 DC
Afraid to discover or trust in their bodies
 DGF
And in secret divorce they will never survive
 G
 And I wave goodbye to ashes
 FGm
 And smile hello to a girl

O the new children kiss I am young
They are so proud to learn I will live
Womanwood bliss I am strong
And the manfire that burns I can give
Knowing no fear You the strange
They take off their clothes Seed of day
Honest and clear Feel the change
As a river that flows Know the Way

 AmD
The antique people are fading out slowly
 AmD
Like newspapers flaming in mind's suicide
 AmD
 Godless and sexless directionless loons
 AmG
Their sham sandcastles dissolve in the tide
 FC
They put on their deathmasks and compromise daily
 GBbAmFG
The new children will live for the elders have died
 G
 And I wave goodbye to America
 FGm
 And smile hello to the world

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submitted by Dann Butterfield
comments or corrections welcome at drumbo@geocities.com
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