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Goodbye and Hello  Tim Buckley



The [Am]antique people are [D]down in the dungeons
[Am]Run by machines and [D]afraid of the tax
Their [Am]heads in the grave and their [D]hands on their eyes
[Am]Hauling their hearts around [G]circular tracks
Pre[F]tending forever their [C]masquerade towers
Are [G]not really riddled with [Gsus4]widening cracks
[G]And I wave goodbye to iron
[F]And smile hello to the [Gm]air
O the [Gm]new children [F]dance I am [Eb]young
All [D]around the [Gm]balloons I will [F]live
[Eb]Swaying by [D]chance I am [Gm]strong
To the [F]breeze from the [Eb]moon I can [D]give
[Gm]Painting the [F]sky You the [Eb]strange
With the [D]colors of [Gm]sun Seed of [F]day
[Eb]Freely they [D]fly Feel the [Gm]change
As [F]all become [Eb]one Know the [D]Way, know the [Gm]Way [F] [E] [D] [G]
G / / / (x2)
The [G]velocity addicts [C]explode on the highway
Ig[G]noring the journey and [C]moving so fast
Their [G]nerves fall apart and they [C]gasp but can't breathe
They [G]run from the cops of the [C]skeleton past
Petri[F]fied by tradition in a [C]nightmare they stagger
[G]Into nowhere at all and then [Bb]look [Am]up [F]ag[G]hast
[G]And I wave goodbye to speed
[F]And smile hello to a [Gm]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
[G]The king and the queen in their [Bb]cas[Am]tle [Gm]of bill[F]boards
[G]Sleepwalk down the hallways [Bb]dra[Am]ggi[Gm]ng be[F]hind
[Gm]All their possessions and [Bb]tran[Am]sient [Gm]treas[F]ures
[Gm]As they go to worship [Bb]the e[Am]lect[Gm]ronic [F]shrine
[C]On which is playing the [Eb]late late commercial
In that [F]hollowest house of the [C]opulent [G]blind
[G]And I wave goodbye to Mammon
[F]And smile hello to a [Gm]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
The [C]vaudeville generals [Bb]cavort on the [C]stage
And shatter their audience with [Bb]submachine [C]guns
And Freedom and Violence the [Bb]acrobat [C]clowns
Do a balancing act on the [Bb]graves of our [C]sons
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While the tapdancing Emperor sings "War is peace"
And Love the Magician disappears in the fun
[G]And I wave goodbye to murder
[F]And smile hello to the [Gm]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
[D]The bloodless husbands are [C]jesters who listen
Like [D]sheep to the shrieks and com[C]mands of their wives
And the [D]men who aren't men leave the [C]women alone
[D]See them all faking love on a [G]bed made of [F]knives
A[D]fraid to discover or [C]trust in their bodies
And in [D]secret divorce they will [G]never sur[F]vive
[G]And I wave goodbye to ashes
[F]And smile hello to a [Gm]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
The [Am]antique people are [D]fading out slowly
Like [Am]newspapers flaming in [D]mind's suicide
[Am]Godless and sexless di[D]rectionless loons
Their [Am]sham sandcastles dis[G]solve in the tide
They [F]put on their deathmasks and [C]compromise daily
The [G]new children will live for the [Bb]eld[Am]ers [F]have [G]died
[G]And I wave goodbye to America
[F]And smile hello to the [Gm]world
submitted by Dann Butterfield
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