Darker With The Day chords

Nick Cave (and the Bad Seeds)

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{ Lyrics verified on Nick Cave's official site (http://www.nick-cave.com) } { Chords and lyrics transcribed by Andrew Frederico (email-removed) } Chords: A A7 D Dm C G Am F E A So without a thought I thought I'd take a final walk A7 The tide of public opinion had started to abate D The neighbors (bless 'em) had turned out to be all talk Dm I could see their frightened faces peering at me through the gate A Was looking for an end to this for some kind of closure A7 D Time moved so rapidly I had no hope of keeping track of it And I thought of my friends who had died of exposure Dm And I remembered all the ones who had died from the lack of it A And in my best shoes I started falling forward down the street A7 Stopped at a church and jostled through the crowd D Love followed just behind me panting at my feet as the Dm Steeple tore the stomach from a lonely little cloud A Inside I sat seeking the presence of a God A7 Searched through the pictures in a leather-bound book D And I found a wooly lamb dozing in an issue of blood Dm And a gilled Jesus shivering on a fisherman's hook A Babe A7 It seems so long D Dm Since you've been gone away C G And I just gotta say Am G F E That it grows darker with the day A A7 Back on the street I saw a great, big smiling sun D It was a good day and an evil day and all was bright and new Dm And it seemed to me the most destruction was being done By those who could not choose between the two A Amateurs, dilettantes, hacks, cowboys, clones A7 D The streets groaned with little ceasars, napoleons, and cunts With their building blocks and their tiny plastic phones Dm Counting on their fingers with the crumbs down their fronts A A7 I passed by garden so you with your flowers D The camellias, magnolias, and azaleas so sweet I stood there invisible in the panicking crowds Dm You looked so beautiful in the rising heat A I smell smoke see little fires bursting on the lawns A7 People carry on regardless listening to their hands D Great cracks appear in the pavement, the earth yawns Dm Bored in disgusted to do us down A Babe A7 It seems so long D Dm Since you've been gone away C G And I just gotta say Am G F E That it grows darker with the day A All these streets are frozen now; I come and go A7 Full of a longing for something I do not know D My father sits slumped in the deepening snow Dm As I search in and out, above, about, and below A Babe A7 It seems so long D Dm Since you've been gone away C G And I hope and I pray Am G F E That it grows darker with the day