Van der Graaf Generator - Out of My Book (chords)

Chord transcription by Mikayel Abazyan

Intro: D   Em7   D   Em7 

    D                       Em 
We set by ourselves, still looking for company 

       D                           Em 
There could have been peace, but that eluded me 

F#m                           G 
  All I could think of, was what was on your mind 

  You tried to be kind, 

    G  Bm           F#m 
but I blocked your feelings. 

      Em           F#m          G            F#m      
Now, senses still reeling, you sit in your quiet room 

    Em       C         E 
and     cry. 

      A      F#m     B 
You tried    

 G          A        F#m     B 
to make me    one, 

    G        A         F#m      B 
but I always   hide    

G                 A 
  when there's  

    G              A          G 
a glimpse of sun. 

 D                Em 
Running along in sunlight meadows 

D                       Em 
  your eyes were never more than half-closed: 

F#m                               G                          D 
  through fluttering lashes, you watched you watching me. 

I tried to be true 

     G  Bm       F#m          Em          
to the way that you thought I ought to be 

 F#m             G  Bm  F#m      
but, in spite of all my efforts, 

     Em            C         E 
I          failed. 

    A    F#m   B   G                A          F#m  B  
I tried                to make you see 

 G       A                 F#m    B 
but your eyes were blind 

   G     A            G              A     G 
to all       but the bad in me. 

(Bridge):   D    A    G  (x5)

D       A       G               
  What do you think I mean 

D       A          G 
when I say that I need you? 

D    A        G 
 How am I supposed to seem 

        D               A             G  
when we   hit another problem and the answers are all torn from my book? 

D   A   G  (x4)

     D                     Em 
Our lives are on paths we just can't control; 

D                   Em 
 we can grow closer as we get old.... 

F#m                 G
 Can you imagine us as we adjust? 

   Can you imagine us 

 G  Bm       F#m 
getting near eighty; 

    Em          F#m           G   Bm      F#m    
we live more sedately, still hoping our dreams will 

    Em        C         E 
come   true? 

         A   F#m   B    G       A     F#m  B   G  
We'll try                     to be secure.... 

              A          F#m        B      G 
But I'm of uncertain mind 

            A  G                 A 
and how can    I be sure? 

        G                   A 
how can I be sure? 

how can I be sure? 

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