Chord transcription by Mikayel Abazyan firstname.lastname@example.org
Each song has a dedicated picture in the CD booklet.
For this one there is a fretless guitar neck is shown
with two fingers as if positioned for Em chord. In fact,
the whole song is based on Em! You can simply lift
specific finger up and then put it back, while lifting
another one, thus switching between different combinations
of Em, or maybe even some other chords. The result is
amazing. Hence I decided to put one Em chord at the
beginning and let plenty of space for your imagination
and fingers play. However, I put two chords in the
"Are we all so closed-eared?" line.
Mercury's down to zero,
absolute time will tell
we're only over-wintering as guests in the Ice Hotel.
All that we build will crumble,
every empire fades;
humbled, we should admit impermanence marks the man-made.
Under the Ice Hotel the permafrost is stacked
but down along the walls the first melt starts to track.
The wind's whipped voices up and swept them down the years
but in the Ice Hotel the guests all have cloth ears.
Em Em7(d) Em(c#) Em
Are we all so cloth - eared?
We're only here a season,
paupers and presidents.
Reason allows us only a temporary residence.
Inside the Ice Hotel the mirror ball revolves
while in the cinema the screen goes to dissolve.
Over and over what's destroyed will be remade
and in the Ice Hotel we're only passing trade.
The walls are sweating
as the Celsius starts to climb.
Of all our works this is the transient paradigm.
Each year another team will build it up anew,
for in the Ice Hotel we're all just passing through,
we're just passing through.