VdGG - Octopus (chords)

Chord transcription by Mikayel Abazyan mikayelabazyan@yahoo.com

Playing tips

See the Playing tips for "Giant Squid". 

INTRO: Bass plays d, then { E  G  D } x3, but bass keeps playing d throughout the first part of verse.

E                     G                    D
  I want to paint you   long poems full of   fire,

E           G        D
  you who I   do not   know.

D       (D7       D6         Dm) (these three chords in brackets are optional, I play them for my own pleasure) 
  Now my mind is tested with love which

  twists and wavers from side to side and which

  some day soon you may see...

E                G
  I want you to cascade 

through ten thousand   rainbows with me 

E             G                 D
  and dredge mountains from the   sea:

E         G                D 
  you who   I now begin to   know.

But emotion is pent up inside,
too scared of dying again to live
and meanwhile I must endure your
red-copper hair screaming like a water-baby.
Black eyes stare from my ceiling...
you who I now truly know.

Long organ Solo and Bridge follow, ending up with come-back to the main E  G  D sequence  x2 E   etc.

  Now I cannot see too clearly
and already my trellis stands bare.
How can I break free of these overclinging arms 
which entwine and enfold me 
and reach to the clear blue sea?
I want you to know, but how can I tell you? 
I want you to see but my own eyes are blind.

E             G       G#
  The Octopus  now enfolds me,

    A           A#      etc.      to  D
I know you too well...

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