The Stories of the Street Am C 1: The stories of the street are mine, Em Bm The Spanish voices laugh... Am C The cadillacs go creeping down Em Bm Through the night and the poison gas Am F And I lean from my window-sill B F# B In this old hotel I chose E A With one hand on my suicide E D Am And one hand on a rose... hmmm 2: I know you've heard it's over now And war must surely come The cities they are broke in half And the middle-men are gone... But let me ask you one more time Oh Children of the Dust... These hundreds who are shrieking now, Oh do they speak for us? Hmmm... 3: And where do all these highways go Now that we are free? Why are the armies marching still That were coming home to me? Oh lady, with your legs so fine, Oh stranger at your wheel... You are locked inside your suffering And your pleasures are the seal... Hmmm... [ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/l/leonard-cohen/124113.html ] 4: The Age of Lust is giving birth And both the parents ask The nurse to tell them fairytales On both sides of the glass... And now the infant with its cord Is hauled in like a kite... With one eye filled with blueprints And one eye filled with night... Hmmm... 5: Oh come with me my little one And we will find that farm And grow us grass and apples there And keep all the animals warm... And if by chance I wake at night And I ask you who I am Oh then take me to the slaughter-house I will wait there with the lamb... Hmmm... 6: With one hand on a hexagram And one hand on a girl I balance on a wishing-well That all men call the world... We are so small between the stars; So large against the sky... And lost among the subway crowds I try to catch your eye... Hmmm... This has been one of my favourite Leonard Cohen songs for many years. I saw a version was posted on this site already, but it was in Em... this version, which I believe is perhaps the original key, is in Am. I haven't tried the Em version yet, but I'm betting this version sounds better... Let me know if I'm right! If the chords are not properly lined up, it's because the typeface is transcribed when I submitted it; try changing the typeface to Arial 18 for the title, and Arial 10 for the rest of the song...
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