Van der Graaf Generator - Pilgrims (chords)

Chord transcription by Pedro Marques, 27. June 2007
Eb  Fmaj7  Esus
Sometimes you feel so far away,
distanced from all the action of the play,
unable to grasp significance,
marking the plot with diffident dismay,
Eb            Fmaj7         Esus
stranded at centre stage,
Gm			      Fmaj7       Gm  D
scrabbling through your diary for a lost page:
Eb            F      Esus
unsure of the dream.
Kicking a stone across the beach,
aching for love and comfort out of reach:
the way ahead seems to be so bleak,
there's no-one with any friendship left to speak
Eb 	F	    Esus
or show any relation
			Gm             F       Gm       D
between your present and future situations...
Eb         F           Esus
lost to the dream.
Bbmaj7  Bbm7+  Bbmaj7,9  F#no5  G#no5  A#no5
Away, away, away--look to the future day
Bbmaj7  Bbm7+  Bbmaj7,9 
for hope, some form of peace
F#no5  G#no5  A#no5
within the growing storm.
Ab/C                    Bb6
I climb through the evening,
Ab/C        Bb6
alive and believing
Fm		    Eb		   Bb
in time we shall all know our goals
and so, finally, home;
Ab/C                Bb6
for now, all is secret -
Ab/C                     Bb6
though how could I speak it,
Fm		Eb                 Bb
allow me the dream in my eye!
I've been waiting for such a long time
                       Ab/C				Bb
just to see it at last, all of the hands tightly clasped,
all of us pilgrims.
Walking in silence down the coast,
merely to journey - here hope is the most,
merely to know there is an end;
all of us - lovers, brothers, sisters, friends
hand in hand.
Gm	F		Gm	    D
Shining footprints on the wet sand
Eb    F        Esus
lead to the dream.
Bbmaj7          Bbm7+ Bbmaj7,9  F#no5  G#no5  A#no5
The time has come, the tide has almost run
Bbmaj7          Bbm7+ Bbmaj7  F#no5  G#no5  A#no5
and drained the deep: I rise from lifelong sleep.
	 Ab/C         Bb6	
It seems such a long time
   Ab/C          Bb6
I've dreamed but now, awake,
       Fm         Eb          Bb
I can see we are pilgrims and so
must walk this road,
	 Ab/C          Bb6	
unknown in our purpose,
	 Ab/C          Bb6	
alone, but not worthless,
Fm            Eb         Bb
and home ever calling us on.
We've been waiting here for so long,
Ab/C              Bb6	
all of our hands joined in hope,
Ab/C          Bb6	
holding the weight on the rope
all of us Pilgrims
Ab/C  Bb6  Ab/C  Bb6  Fm  Eb  Bb  repeat until end

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