Card Tricks

Written June 2004

Tab Ab (G, capo 1)

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I wouldn’t change the rain, not even if I could,
you can stay the same, too, as if you ever would,
+++ take these tatters that I wear,
+++ and weave a blanket with your hair,
+++ I will sleep beneath it soundly when the day’s done..

I wouldn’t change your name, I like the sound of it,
a name is just a sound that somehow seems to fit,
+++ I’ll take the stories that you tell,
+++ throw them down a wishing well,
+++ so I may dream about you fondly when the day’s done..
+++++ all the anger that I keep hidden up my conjurer’s sleeve,
+++++ I have turned to colored scarves,
+++++ doves appear and disappear,
+++++ my old friend and deepest fear:
+++++ wondering if the world is pleased
+++++++ with these few card tricks that I know?..

I tried to change the world, but I made a mess of it,
I had to beg the rain, please, to wash it clean again,
+++ take the armor that I forged,
+++ and melt it down into a porch swing,
+++ I’ll swing with you at twilight when the day’s done,
+++++ all the anger that I keep hidden up my conjurer’s sleeve,
+++++ I have turned to colored scarves,
+++++ doves appear and disappear,
+++++ my old friend and deepest fear:
+++++ wondering if the world is pleased
+++++++ with these few card tricks that I know..
+++++ take the armor that I forged,
+++++ and melt it down into a porch swing,
+++++ I’ll swing with you at twilight..
+++ and take the stories that you tell,
+++ throw them down a wishing well,
+++ so I may dream about you fondly..

take these tatters that I wear,
and weave a blanket with your hair,
I’ll sleep beneath it soundly when the day’s done..
soundly when the day’s done…

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