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Darker With the Day  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
[A] [A7] [D] [Dm] [C] [G] [Am] [F] [E]  
[A]So without a thought I thought I'd take a final walk
[A7]The tide of public opinion had started to abate
[D]The neighbors (bless 'em) had turned out to be all talk
[Dm]I could see their frightened faces peering at me through the gate
[A]Was looking for an end to this for some kind of closure
[A7]Time moved so rapidly I had no hope of keeping [D]track of it
And I thought of my friends who had died of exposure
And I [Dm]remembered all the ones who had died from the lack of it
[A]And in my best shoes I started falling forward down the street
[A7]Stopped at a church and jostled through the crowd
[D]Love followed just behind me panting at my feet as the
[Dm]Steeple tore the stomach from a lonely little cloud
[A]Inside I sat seeking the presence of a God
[A7]Searched through the pictures in a leather-bound book
And I [D]found a wooly lamb dozing in an issue of blood
And a [Dm]gilled Jesus shivering on a fisherman's hook
It seems so [A7]long
Since you've been [D]gone [Dm]away
And [C]I just gotta [G]say
That it grows [Am]darker [G]with the [F]day[E]
[A]Back on the street I saw a great, big smiling [A7]sun
It was a good day and an evil day and all [D]was bright and new
And it seemed to me the most destruction was being [Dm]done
By those who could not choose between the two
[A]Amateurs, dilettantes, hacks, cowboys, clones
[A7]The streets groaned with little ceasars, napoleons, and [D]cunts
With their building blocks and their tiny plastic phones
[Dm]Counting on their fingers with the crumbs down their fronts
[A]I passed by garden so you with your[A7] flowers
The camellias, magnolias, and azaleas so s[D]weet
I stood there invisible in the panicking crowds
[Dm]You looked so beautiful in the rising heat
[A]I smell smoke see little fires bursting on the lawns
[A7]People carry on regardless listening to their hands
[D]Great cracks appear in the pavement, the earth yawns
[Dm]Bored in disgusted to do us down
It seems so [A7]long
Since [D]you've been gone [Dm]away
And [C]I just gotta [G]say
That it grows [Am]darker [G]with the [F]day[E]
[A]All these streets are frozen now; I come and go
[A7]Full of a longing for something I do not know
[D]My father sits slumped in the deepening snow
[Dm]As I search in and out, above, about, and below
It seems so [A7]long
Since [D]you've been gone [Dm]away
And [C]I hope and I [G]pray
That it grows [Am]darker [G]with the [F]day[E]

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