Van der Graaf Generator - Pilgrims (chords)

Chord transcription by Pedro Marques, 27. June 2007
Eb  Fmaj7  Esus
Eb
Sometimes you feel so far away,
                                        D
distanced from all the action of the play,
Eb
unable to grasp significance,
                                    D
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.
Eb
Kicking a stone across the beach,
						D
aching for love and comfort out of reach:
Eb
the way ahead seems to be so bleak,
							D
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,
Ab/C
all of us pilgrims.
Eb
Walking in silence down the coast,
						    D
merely to journey - here hope is the most,
Eb
merely to know there is an end;
						D
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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