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Mike And The Mechanics – The Living Years tab
|Ab | |Gm | | |Bbm | |Eb | || |Ab | | | | Verse 1: (0:30-) ~~~~~~~~ |Ab | | Every generation______ |Dbmaj7 | Blames the one before___ |Ab | And all of their frustrations____ |Dbmaj7 | Come beating on your door._____ |Ebm/Gb I know that I'm a prisoner | To all my father held so dear |Bbm I know that I'm a hostage | To all his hopes and fears |Eb | I just wish I could have told him |Db/Eb Eb |Ab | | In the living years. oh, [Verse 2] (1:08-) Crumpled bits of paper Filled with imperfect thought Stilted conversations I'm afraid that's all we've got. You say you just don't see it He says it's perfect sense You just can't get agreement In this present tense We all talk a different language Talking in defence. Chorus: (1:48-) ~~~~~~ |Ab | |Db | Say it loud, say it clear |Bbm |Eb |Ab | You can listen as well as you hear |Ab | |Db | It's too late when we die |Bbm |Eb |Ab | To ad-mit we don't see eye to eye. [Verse 3] (2:27-) So we open up a quarrel Between the present and the past We only sacrifice the future It's the bitterness that lasts. So don't yield to the fortunes You sometimes see as fate It may have a new perspective On a different day And if you don't give up, and don't give in You may just be OK. (Chorus) (3:06-) [Verse 4] (3:45-) I wasn't there that morning When my father passed away I didn't get to tell him All the things I had to say I think I caught his spirit Later that same year I'm sure I heard his echo In my baby's new born tears I just with I could have told him In the living years (Chorus) (4:23-) Coda: (5:02-) ~~~~~ || |Ab | |Db || Say it loud, say it clear