Song Title: Reflections In A Crystal Wind
Artist: Mimi & Richard Farina
Album: Reflections In A Crystal Wind (1965)
G C G
If there's a way to say I'm sorry, perhaps I'll stay another evening
C G (D) G (G6)
Beside your door, and watch the moon rise inside your window
G (G6) G (G6) G
Where jewels are falling and flowers weeping and strangers laughing
D C G
Because your dreaming, that I have gone.
And if I don't know why I'm going, perhaps I'll wait beside the pathway
Where no one's coming and count the questions I turned away from
Or closed my eyes to, or had no time for, or passed right over
Because the answers would shame my pride.
I've heard them say the word forever, but I don't know
If words have meaning, when they are promised in fear of losing
What can't be borrowed or lent in blindness or blessed by pageantry
Or sold by preachers, while your still walking your separate way.
Sometimes we bind ourselves together, and seldom know
The harm in binding, the only feeling that cries for freedom
And needs unfolding and understanding and time for holding
A simple mirror with one reflection, to call your own.
If there's an end to all our dreaming, perhaps I'll go
While your still standing, beside your door, and I'll remember
Your hands encircling a bowl of moon stones, a lamp of childhood
A robe of roses, because your sorrows were still unborn.
Note: The song's original key is F# - I moved it up a half step
to the key of G - The G6 in parenthesis is optional and you
can substitute a C or D chord as well for harmonic variation
over the static G chord.
Reflections In A Crystal Wind
Among the winking metaphors imprisoned in a shifting breeze,
you come to sense your lovers need for freedom, the question in
her step, the calling of her folded hands.
Transcribed by Jackie Don Loe
Dallas, Texas - May - 5/21/04