Chordproc: Waterboys

Waterboys


  1. A Bang On The Ear
  2. A Man Is In Love
  3. Destinies Entwined
  4. Fisherman's Blues
  5. Long Strange Golden Road
  6. Whole Of The Moon

A Bang On The Ear

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Lindsay was my first love she was in my class
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I would have loved to take her out but I was too shy to ask
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The fullness of my feeling was never made clear
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But I send her my love with a bang on the ear
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Nora was my girl when I first was in a group
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I can still see her to this day, stirring chicken soup
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Now she's living in Australia working for an auctioneer
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But I send her my love with a bang on the ear
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Deborah broke my heart and I the willing fool
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I fell for her one summer on the road to Liverpool
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I thought it was forever but it was over within the year (oh dear)
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But I send her my love with a bang on the ear
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The home I made with Bella became a house of pain
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We weathered it together bound by a ball and chain
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It started up in Fife, it ended up in tears
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But I send her my love with a bang on the ear
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Krystal was a rover from Canada she hailed
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We crossed swords in San Francisco we both lived to tell the tale
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I don't know now where she is but oh if I had her here
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I'd give her my love with a bang on the ear
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So my woman of the hearthfire, harbour of my soul
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I watch you lightly sleeping and I sense a dream that does unfold (like gold)
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You to me are treasure, you to me are dear
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So I'll give you my love with a bang on the ear
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A Man Is In Love

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A man is in love, how do I know?
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He came and walked with me,and he told me so
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In a song he sang,and then I knew
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A man is in love with you
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A man is in love, how did I hear?
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I heard him talk too much whenever you're near
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He whispered your name when his eyes were closed
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A man is in love and he knows
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A man is in love, how did I guess?
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I figuered it out while he was watching you dress
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Hed give you his all, if youd but agree
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A man is in love and hes me



Destinies Entwined

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Her point of view was radical, more than just a change of plan
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She sold me her proposal which I did not understand
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She said the secret's in the road, I tried to decode the signs
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And followed her for seven years, all eyes and ears
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Our destinies entwined... our destinies entwined
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The new land lay like Eden underneath my hungry feet
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Its trees were tall, its people all so noble in defeat
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Men were digging, men were building, men were killing time
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I took a spade and volunteered, a pioneer
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Our destinies entwined... our destinies entwined
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I made a stand on principle but I had not grasped the facts
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One folly breeds another, I made all the wrong contacts
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I fell in with strange company for their armour it did shine
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I took the only path I knew, they took it too
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Our destinies entwined... our destinies entwined
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While all men shouted black is white, and swore that good is ill
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I saw three crosses pierce the sky above a distant hill
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The sky burned red as I turned my head and I left that scene behind
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I took another god to be my guide, the one inside
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Our destinies entwined... our destinies entwined
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I lay in bed and as I stumbled from the vale of sleep
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Across the theatre of my mind a passing thought did creep
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That love is all and all is love, love infinitely kind
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I woke and glimpsed through prison bars a billion stars
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Our destinies entwined... our destinies entwined solo over the verse chords



Fisherman's Blues

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I wish I was a fisherman, tumbling on the seas
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Far away from dry land, and it's bitter memories
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Casting out my sweet line, with abandonment and love
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No ceiling staring down on me, save the starry sky above
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With light in my hair, you in my arms, woo woo ooh I wish I was the brake man, on a hurtlin' fevered train Crashing headlong into the heartland, like a cannon in the rain With the beating of the sleepers, and the burning of the coal Counting towns flashing by me, in a night that's full of soul With light in my hair ... Oh I know I will be loosened, from bonds that hold me tight And the chains all hung around me will fall away at last And on that fine and fateful day I will take thee in my arms I will ride the night train, and I will be the fisherman With light in my hair ... Oh I know I will be loosened, from bonds that hold me tight And the chains all hung around me will fall away at last And on that fine and fateful day I will take thee in my arms I will ride the night train, and I will be the fisherman



Long Strange Golden Road

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1. I was longing to be wooed
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I was ready to be humbled
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By the words that you had written
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By the syllables you mumbled
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Yeah, I was ready in my heart
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To have my heart invaded
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By the fervour of your passion
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Yes, I came to be persuaded 2. But when I heard your ragged voice Something switched in my perception And I knew I was the victim Of a beautiful deception All my once exact beliefs Like tangled threads unravelled I walked out, stunned and liberated And so began my travels
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Keep the river on your right
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And the highway at your shoulder
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And the front line in your sights, pioneer
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Keep your eye on the road
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Remember what you told her
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This is all in code, my dear 3. You better get yourself a coat Said the handsome taxi driver And he sighed like seven bridges Like a natural-born survivor As we drove into the night I could feel the forest jangling All the choices laid before me And their consequences dangling 4. We came upon a stricken ship That must have once been splendid The captain as he died said "Boys, our revels now are ended" I heard a wild holy band Playing jazz that was outrageous, That recalled the days of rapture When our love was still young and contagious Keep the river on your right ... 5. In a dim-lit motel room Two sad lovers were discoursing On the dignity of exile And the merits of divorcing She said "all certainty is gone" But he leapt up, still denying, Cried "I won't believe the flame I lit Is dead or even dying" 6. She left him drooling in the dust And with rucksack packed begun her Bitter journey to the border Which is where I wooed and won her She was Aphrodite, Helen, Thetis, Eve among the satyrs She was Venus in a v-neck sweater She was all that ever mattered Keep the river on your right ... 7. Like Dean Moriarty's ghost I came in quest of secret knowledge In the winter of my journey To a crumbling Druid college There I read the books of lore And contemplated in seclusion But I took my leave embittered, Still in love with my illusions 8. In the drizzling Irish rain As a tender dawn was breaking In a doorway I stood spellbound by The ancient music they were making I took my breakfast with the Gods On a blushing summer morning Till a wind blew them all away I had misread every warning Keep the river on your right... 9. Under cold electric light I watch the scenes mutating Like an old time frontier ballad Or a carousel rotating As if in a moment from a film With astonishing precision The camera zooms in close And a figure comes into vision 10. I'm in Tokyo, it's dawn And it's raining hallelujahs Down the bright-lit neon canyons Along the sidewalks of Shibuya I'm trying to take a stance And rise above my contradictions But I'm just a bunch of words in pants And most of those are fiction Keep the river on your right... Keep the river on your right...
Instrumental/Outro/Solo
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Whole Of The Moon

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I pictured a rainbow, you held in your hands
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I had flashes, but you saw then plan
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I wondered out in the world for years
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while you just stayed in your room
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I saw the crescent, you saw the whole of the moon!
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The whole of the moon!
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You were there at the turnstiles, with the wind at your heels
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You stretched for the stars, and you know how it feels to reach
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too high, too far, too soon, you saw the whole of the moon!
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I was grounded, while you filled the skies
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I was dumbfounded by truths, you cut through lies
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I saw the rain-dirty valley, you saw Brigadoon
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I saw the crescent, you saw the whole of the moon!
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I spoke about wings, you just flew
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I wondered, I guessed, and I tried, you just knew
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I sighed, but you swooned, I saw the crescent
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you saw the whole of the moon, The whole of the moon!
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With a torch in your pocket, and the wind at your heels
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You climbed on the ladder, and you know how it feels to reach
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too high, too far, too soon, you saw the whole of the moon!
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The whole of the moon, Hey, yeah!
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Unicorns and cannonballs, palaces and piers,
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Trumpets, towers, and tenements, wide oceans full of tears,
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Flag, rags, ferry boats, scimitars and scarves,
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Every precious dream and vision, underneath the stars
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Yes, you climbed on the ladder, with the wind in your sails
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You came like a comet, blazing your trail
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Too high, too far, too soon, you saw the whole of the moon!