You and Oblivion

Fiend Before The Shrine

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I stumbled with a friend of mine to see a fiend before the shrine
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with pointed ears and furry breath, he summoned men of faith to death
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Within a cloister full of ferns and ivy twining 'round the urns
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that brimmed with duckweed and with snails.  
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The fiend his mouth was full of nails
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"Oh come and see my swarming shrine", his little pointed eyes did shine
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but God is life and life is lust and will be after you are dust

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The shrine, it writhed with giblets and with hairs 
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and little tounges in flickering pairs
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and throats that grew from pads of cheese and then came out behind the knees

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A pumpkin smiled and from its beak a pair of scaly legs did peek
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with squirming elvers for its hair and from that midst an eye did stare.
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It winked at me as if to say "You've seen enough, now go away"
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I sing of life, I sing of death, until I might run out of breath

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I stumbled with a friend of mine to see a fiend before a shrine
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with pointed eyes and septic ears, I knew this fiend did last for years.

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SURGERY
F     C

Bb     Am    C        Eb         Bb
You'll never have the damn thing out

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Or meet the pope, and kiss his neck

    Bbm                    F       C
And like him more than you expect

    F                      F7
And in my mind, the colour red,

   Bb              Bbm6
Is writ in blood upon your head

  C     Eb7                C
Tonight, when the time is right

You'll never wear the damn thing out
Or meet the queen, and kiss her throat
And ask her where she hangs her coat
And in my mind the colour blue
Will never be as dark as you
Tonight, when the time is right

You'll never wash the damn things out
Or meet the judge, and kiss his figs
And wonder where he keeps his wigs
And in my mind the colour pink
Will do more damage when you think, tonight

And in my mind the colour green
Is oh so lovely and obscene
Tonight, when the time is right

PS: The cheat's method... capo up 3 frets, the chords become:

D   A

G   F#m A   C   G

G   D   Gm  D

Gm  D   A

D   D7

G   Gm6

A   C7  A,

with Gm6 being simply xx0330

Enjoy!

The Ghost Ship
 A 
The Ghost Ship haunts the sea 
    F#m 
to still come back and marry me 
   D                                                 A 
the rust is where her heart should be tonight 
  D                                                  A 
her face is where her fingers were tonight 
 
  A 
a glassy checkered engine room 
  F#m 
the speechless silence of the tomb 
  D                                             A 
the manuscripts inside the womb unfurls_ 
   E 
a girl _ 
 
 D 
translucent as a jelly fish 
       A 
that palpitates upon a dish 
     D                          A7               E 
she stings you with her gently falling curl_ 
 
       D                                       A 
and sinking in the waters green tonight_ 
   D                                              A 
I wonder where my love has been tonight_ 
 
---repeat chords 
 
The ghost ship changes course 
and on the deck there stands a horse 
who's munching on sardines and gorse and hay_ 
the captain draws a net across the bay_ 
 
The bubbles rising from the deep 
where dead men sing themselves to sleep 
from oak and coral they decieve to say_ 
okay_ 
 
you read my future like a chart 
see through my skin into my heart  
that flutters in my ribcage like a bird_ 
 
	   D                                                 E 
and the ghost ship sails on in to some ones life_ 
 
---repeat chords 
 
The air from bottles forms into 
the skeletons of all the crew 
in white they dance against the blue and wail_ 
their curling bodys flail around the sail_ 
 
The figure head before the mast 
stares back into the golden past 
across the wrinkled sea so vast, forlorn_ 
she moans_ 
 
and flutters 'round me like a moth 
that beats against mosquito cloth 
and trys to eat her way into my dreams_ 
 
and sinking in the waters green tonight_ 
I wonder where my love has been tonight_ 
 
---repeat chords 
 
The melons on the riverbank 
are bulging through decaying plank 
the beauty is so warm and dank and light_ 
the captain wears a headless grin tonight_ 
 
and sillhoutted on a blue 
the cook,the mate,the boseman too 
they know not why or what they do at all_ 
they fall_ 
 
like masonry in the abyss 
that opens every time we kiss 
I hear their laughter echoe 'round the bay_ 
	    D                                              E 
and the ghost ship sails on into someones life_ 
 
---continue with A7,E and  variations that trail off 'til the end. 

Don't You
E F F# G
[tacet]                     F
The frogs are mating on the table
				CaddG(X32013)
But you just pick your nose and squint
Don't you
Am7
Don't you
G                       E F F# G
Don't you understand

The bees are swarming 'round the coffin
But you just blink your eyes and sneeze
Don't you
Don't you
Don't you understand

The fish are spawning in the basin
But you just tweak your hairs and yawn
Don't you
Don't you
Don't you understand

	  Am7
Don't you understand
		     CaddG
I'm down there on my knees
	     F
Listen to me please
	Am7                 G
With my head in a bucket of sand

The worms are crawling through your body
But you just smirk and pose for snaps
Don't you
Don't you
Don't you understand

September Cones
D G D G D
G           D
I'll find a way
	     G
(I'll find a way)
	    D
To make you see
	     G
(To make you see)
G
Just what your love
D            C   G
Has done for me
Right from my skin
D          C
Down to my bones
G         D
September Cones
D          G
(September Cones)
G         D     G
September Cones

The horses tramp
Beneath the tree
Their breath is mist
It seems to me
They're solid ghosts
Each one alone
September Cones
(September Cones)
September Cones
(September Cones)

The phonebox glows
(The phonebox glows)
Beside the sea
(Beside the sea)
There's no-one there
But you and me
So let's make love
In the ozone
September Cones
(September Cones)
September Cones


F#m
And when she's lonely (And when she's lonely)
		      Bm
She just gazes in the glass
And when she's lonely (And when she's lonely)
She just counts the blades of grass

The glider crashed
Into the hill
Where your time stopped
My time stood still
And overhead
A bomber drones
September Cones
(September Cones)
September Cones

Here comes a boy
(Here comes a boy)
He's looking pale
(He's looking pale)
He's growing horns
He's grown a tail
He needs a love
To call his own
September Cones
(September Cones)
September Cones
(September Cones)
September Cones
(September Cones)
September Cones
(September Cones)

Nothing
D                         A
Some people say that it's gonna be sad.
D                       G
Some people say 'no, it must be mad.'
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But I know either it's bad or it ain't nothing.

Some people say that black is right.
And some insist that you gotta be white.
But I know it can last all night or it ain't nothing.

Some people can't tell right from wrong.
And some people say it goes on too long.
And some can't tell stock from butter but it's still nothing.

A
Nothing
			    G                             D   Dmaj7/C#   D7/C
Not a flash or a ripple left to prove you were here
		    G      G/F#      E       
But then you move.

I don't care if my hair turns gray.
Or if the stars should fade away.
'Cause they'll fade back again someday or it ain't nothing.
Some people say that the postman rang.
And some people say that a killer should hang.
And some people reach for another marangue but it's still nothing.

No, not a flash or a ripple left to prove you were here
But then you move.

Some people say that it's gotta be sad.
And some people say 'no, it must be bad.'
But I know either it's mad or it ain't nothing.

Mr. Rock'N'Roll

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I won't breathe and I won't snarl and I won't even come
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I'll be like a statue, I'll be serious and numb
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See the hungry ray of light that bursts across the floor
C           D              E
Don't apologize to me, you don't know what I'm for
 
B
Mr. Rock'N'Roll, are you receiving me?
A
Please
 
I won't interact with you or mess you up at all
I'll just be a marionette posing in the hall
here's a suit of armour, you can stash yourself inside
here's a pair of telephones so you can call your bride
 
Mr. Rock'N'Roll, are you receiving me?
Please
 
E                            B
I used to dance through your voice
I used to dance through your voice
      A       C  D
I was lonely
 
Wake up in the morning with your arms around a mist
Wake up in the evening with my heart inside your fist
See the hungry wolf that slopes away towards the dawn
Blood in the conservatory and feathers on the lawn
 
Mr. Rock'N'Roll, are you receiving me?
Please

Terry "The Human Mellotron" Marks