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  1. Crystals of Ice

From the recording Mean Little River

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This is one of my favourite tracks with the beautiful and haunting sax playing of Pete Zorn weaving in between the lyrics.

Lyrics

Crystals of Ice

Guitar

Verse 1
C9 G C9 G
High above the busy streets, you’re packing your case
Bm C Bm C
I’m standing silently, staring at the floor,
Bm C A D
You walk by slowly and then you linger at the door

Chorus
Em C G D Em C D
Lights are coming on all over town, and I can hardly hear you breathe
Em C G Bm C D G
Crystals of ice are shrouding the moon, you say “Will you still love me when I leave?”

(Verse 2 – NB leave out
I don’t know what to say. It wasn’t my idea you’re going away
I take your case, head for the stair,
I try to see your face but it’s hidden by your hair.)

Chorus)

Verse 3 –
Outside a taxi is ticking in the dust. You bend down and slowly slide inside
And I’m standing still, people passing by
You lift your head slowly and I think you’re going to cry.

Chorus

Middle 8
Am Em Bm C
And in some darkened bar, you’ll be sitting alone
Am Em G D C Am G D
Searching for a message in the glo.....w from your pho...........ne

Chorus

Verse 4
High above the busy street, the day comes to rest
I’m standing silently, staring at the door
Searching for the words I wished I’d said before

Chorus NB note differences in lyrics
Lights are coming on all over town, and you can hardly hear me breathe
Crystals of ice are shrouding the moon, I say “I’ll love you even more when you leave”
Repeat last line twice with vocal and once as instrumental with rall.

Copyright Kevin O'Regan 2010