Reaching for the Rail Richard Wright
[Am] [Em] [Am] [Em]
[C] [Em/B] [C] [E]
[Am]I'm ill with a fever, I [Em]feel like a child
[Am]I lay in the dark 'til morning [Em]came.
It's [C]so unoriginal
And I [Em/B]feel it worse at night
I [C]know it's not terminal
But [E]I'm near half-dead fright
And freezing [Am]cold.
[Am]But sooner than woke up
To [Em]find it all unchanged
[Am]I'll sleep through the day til the daylight [Em]ends.
Cos it's [C]all so familiar
As it [Em/B]comes around again
The [C]same taste to everything
The [E]same unbroken chain
That stil[Am]l remains.
[F] [G] [Em/G] [Em]
[F] [G] [Em]
[F]With morning I [G]rise,
[F]A dream that won't [Em]leave me,
You're [F]sad, naked and [G]pale
And you're [Am]reaching for the rail
You took a look inside, how could you peel [Em]away
Or [Am]break the shell, the hurt you've hidden so [Em]well
For all your days.
And you're [C]going down
As you [Em/B]slip beneath the waves,
Won't [C]make a sound
Won't [E]even leave a trace bef[Am]ore you.
[D/A] [C/G] [Bb/F] [Am/E]
[Dm7] [Em7] [F]
I hear an appalling sigh from the [Em]streets below
And it's [Am]creeping fear congealed in stone
That [Em]paves the crazy road.
And [C]all are succumbing and they [Em/B]look so hopelessly
At the [C]heartbreak, it's easy to deal with,
[E]Just take these and you'll really never [Am]feel it.
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