This Was Pompeii

Dar Williams

Date: Sat, 27 May 1995 14:24:36 -0100
Well here goes (If this is wrong ---Send me (or the darlist) corrections!!!):-----> ------------------THIS WAS POMPEII------------------------- ------------Words and Music by Dar Williams------------------ -------CAPO 3rd/// Standard Tunning/// Fingerpicked---------- (x24030)I am thinking of the woman in a (x34030)century of peace (x24030)on a bright mosaic, she is (x34030)washing on her knees. And she (x24030)looks up at the black sky, be(x34030)yond the mountain tall. She says, "(3x24030)oh good, the rain is (004030)finally going to (x02010)fall." (x20010)To (x32010) day(x54030), (x35500)this (x05500)was Pom((3x5500) (205503))peii. (x05503) (x05502) (x05500)
And (x24030)everyone has memories from the (x34030)night that melted stone. The (x24030)neighbor's nightgown, the (x34030)screaming on the phone. And the (x24030)tired man at the station says, "we (x34030)can't tell who's alive. (3x24030)All we ever know is that the (004030)tourists (x02010)survived." (x20010)Tra la, tra la, they (x32010)say, they (x54030)say,
(x35500)let's (x05500)go, Pom((3x5500) (205503))peii. (x05503) (x05502) (x05500)
And I (x24030)think about Pompeii when I (x34030)feel an end is near, Just (x24030)before the rain and every (x34030)time you disappear. And I (x24030)think about a teacup, (x34030)suspended and half served. (3x24030)All the scholars know is that it's (004030)perfectly (x02010)preserved. (x20010)Oh, that's all, they (x32010)say (x54030), (x35500)this (x05500)was Pom((3x5500) (205503))peii. (x05503) (x05502) (x05500)
And (x24030)as for my own kingdom, not a (x34030)table leg was charred. I (x24030)simply lost my kingdom 'cause I (x34030)held it much to hard. And (x24030)once I had a sadness, the (x34030)sadness turned to trust. (3x24030)The trust turned into ashes, and to (004030)lawyers, and to (x02010)dust. (x20010)A century, a (x32010)day. (x54030), (x35500)this (x05500)was Pom((3x5500) (205503))peii. (x05503) (x05502) (x05500) ----------------------------------------------------------- Peace man cool dave

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