This is the title track from The Final Cut album, their last with Waters. I noticed the
on the internet technically had the right chords, but didn't know that this song played
a capo on the 3rd fret. This simplifies it quite a bit I think. If you can't hit the
notes with your voice, you can use these chords and not the capo.
Through the fish eyed lens of tear stained eyes
I can barely define the shape of this moment in time
And far from flying high in clear blue skies
I'm spiraling down, to the hole in the ground where I hide
If you negotiate the minefield in the drive,
and beat the dogs, and cheat the cold electronic eyes,
G A Bm
and if you make it past the shotguns in the hall,
Dial the combination... open the priesthole
And if I'm in, I'll tell (BOOM!)
There's a kid who had a big hallucination
Making love to girls in magazines
He wonders if you're sleeping with your new found faith...
Could anybody love him?
Or is it just a crazy dream?
A G D
And if I show you my dark side
Will you still hold me tonight?
And if I open my heart to you,
Show you my weak side...
What would you do?
Would you sell your story to Rolling Stone?
Would you take the children away, and leave me alone?
G A Bm
And smile in reassurance as you whisper down the phone,
Would you send me packing?
...Or would you take me home?
F#m D F#m A G Bm Em7
Thought I oughta bare my naked feelings,
Thought I oughta tear the curtain down
I held the blade in trembling hands,
Prepared to make it but...
Just then the phone rang.
I never had the nerve to make The Final Cut