Peter Hammill - Undone (chords)

Chord transcription by Mikayel Abazyan

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B*	c#-d#-f#

Intro: G#   Cm    G#    Cm

            G#                Cm
I mark the high days and the holidays

     G#            Cm
red-letter on the page;

      Fm           G#
fast-forward into memory,

    E             C#m
prepare to be upstaged.

    G#           Cm
The envelopes I push against

    G#        Cm
so rapidly become

    Fm             G#
a wrap to keep me safe and warm

     E               C#m   G#
but soon enough I'll be undone.

    F#                F#7            F#6
And if, for instance, I had spent a lifetime

        B* B        D#m            Bb
in the service of cleanliness and godliness

      F#                C#
I'd still be washed up now.

My history doesn't make much sense,
no corner has been turned.
The future's brooding and immense
and everything I've learned 
seems tiny in the scheme of things,
the reckoning's begun -
I hold together what I can,
the stitches bound to come undone.

And, for example, if I'd spent a lifetime
in pursuit of miraculously common sense
I'd still feel stupid now.
I'm waiting on a final clue,
a final validation
of what I did,of what I hid,
of all I called my own.

Our high days and our holidays
are numbered, every one.
So quick the hours rush away
and everything we've left's undone. 

Russian Peter Hammill / Van der Graaf Generator Page
Sergey Petrushanko, 1998-2023