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Tony Chapman: Music

One More Goodbye - recorded 2006, mastered 2013 © SAMPLE

(Tony Chapman)
Tony Chapman ©

One More Goodbye. 

Words and Music by Tony Chapman C 1997 written 1996


D                              A4            G                   D

ragged clouds are piling up along the horizon

G                                                             D                           A

buildings have no windows and the streets are caving in

D                  A4               G                              D

plaster of Paris people with their painted smiles on 

G                                                                 D              A

shiver in their death throes with their pasted on grins

Bm                    F#m  G        Gmj7,    Em, Em7-5,  

into a melting sun,  cupid's arrows fly

A7/4 (no 3rd)   A7/2 (no 3rd)      A6/7/2

            D                               Gmj7              G2                     D

you're one of the walking wounded,  its one more goodbye


catapults are screaming as a million stones are flung

crossbows release crucifixes into your cathedral heart

the censor with his paint brush obliterates the sun

painting over God and Adam, quenching the divine spark

into a melting furnace

your secret tears you cry

now you're one of the dispossessed

its one more goodbye


            A                            Bm                          G                              D

if you build a house with playing cards,  a breeze will knock it down

           A                                      Bm                              G                                 A4

if you weave your cloth from iron chain,  you can't use it as a wedding gown


your heart is in your throat your mouth can speak no words

you never thought you'd have to write another sad love song

every time you touched her flowers filled the world

you celebrated her body with heart and soul and tongue

into a melting dream

her beauty slowly dies

you're stuck out here in no-man's land

its one more goodbye


(inst. As verse)


what is there to learn from the burnt pages of this book

can you crack the secret code? is their something to gain?

where is the forgiving hand to let you off the hook

can you stop the carousel from coming round again

into a melting vision her kisses pass you by

pack up your bags your leaving

its one more goodbye.      pack up your bags your leaving  its one more goodbye.