Peter Hammill - Our Eyes Give it Shape (chords)


Chord transcription by Mikayel Abazyan mikayelabazyan@yahoo.com


Playing tips

In its progress, the initial B chord, which sounds as a single B note, 
slightly gets shades of Em. However B is stays as bass note for it. 
Since this is eventually my interpretation of this pH song (hence is never 
ultimate), I decided to vary B, Em, and Em/b (Em with B as bass note) 
combinations. You will need to check with the studio original and decide 
how to play.


                  B   C                   B   C
I'm getting the idea,   I haven't got a clue.

                  B                        C
As my fabulous career ends up dead in the gutter

                           D
the stars are shining down   right on cue.

                     B   C                     B   C
It's not much of a shock,  it comes as no surprise

                       Em                         C
that changing all the locks when the horses have bolted

                  B    C
is a useless exercise.

                   B     C                   Em/b     C
And play it how I will      and say it as I may

                          B                   C
I won't pick that poison pill as a effortless exit

                   B
from the Mystery Play.


D                   C/c          C/b  G      D    C    G  
  I'm so glad I'm still here to see this,

D                         C/c         C/b        G       D    C    B  
  the break of day at the end of the long dark night...

                   Em/b  C                       Em/b     C
All's not as it appears,    this tale has many twists -

                 Em/b                  C
but if I wasn't here documenting the story

                           D            C
would that mean that the plot did not exist?

                       Em/b  C                             Em/b  C
Oh, would it not be absurd     if there was no objective state?

                 Em/b                       C
What if the unobserved always waits, insubstantial,

                        B
till our eyes give it shape?


D                        C/c          C/b  G      D    C    G  
  I'm so glad that I'm still here to see this,

D                       C/c       C/b  G D        C    G  
  the whole story is unfolding before my eyes;

D                     C/c      C/b  G      D    C    G  
  I'm so happy I can barely believe it...

D                              C/c      C/b G   D       C    G  
  this simple pleasure is the mystery spice of life.


B                          C                            B
  And I am happy just to breathe in the quality of the light.


                  Em  C                       B     C                 
I'm getting the idea,    I'm seeing things anew,

                    Em                    C
it's all becoming clear at this delicate juncture

                            B    C
there can be no false nor true.

                  Em    C                                   B         C
I want to have it all,     I want to see the whole thing through...

                    Em                        C
It's a fifty fifty call: maybe Schrodinger's cat

                           B (?)
could be the Cheshire one too?


D                         C/c          C/b  G      D    C    G  
  I'm so glad that we're both here to see this:

D                            C/c       C/b   G   D       C    G  
  the chink of light in the tunnel of love's embrace.

D                     C/c      C/b  G      D    C    G  
  I'm so happy I can barely believe it

D                           C/c           C/b   G     D        C    G  
  A simple pleasure in the simple things makes life great. 


B  C




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