On a (A) park bench
The old man sat and (D) stared into yester(A)day
I sat down beside him
Said (D) "Thank God for this quiet pl(E)ace
Between the (D) wife and the kids
The (E) TV and the phone
It seems there's (A) something always going (D) on"
He said (A) "son if you think this is (E) quiet
You should follow me (A) home"
"Cause (A) you ain't heard nothing (D) yet
'Til you've lived in a (E) house by your(A)self
When silence is all you've got (D) left
In the (B7) rooms where your babies have (E) slept
So (A) don't wish for (A/G) something
(A/F#) You will re(A/F)gret
'Cause (A) you ain't heard (E) nothin' (A) yet"
The (Bb) old man kept talkin'
Paintin' (Eb) pictures from his memor(Bb)ies
Did he drag out his past for him(Eb)self
Or was it for (F) me
His (Eb) eyes came alive
He spoke of (F) dancin' with his wife
And playin' (Bb) ball with his two little (Eb) boys
He said, (Bb) "son
What I hear is (F) music you're callin' (Bb) noise"
"Cause (Bb) you ain't heard nothing (Eb) yet
'Til you've lived in a (F) house by your(Bb)self
When silence is all you've got (Eb) left
In the (C7) rooms where your babies have (F) slept
So (Bb) don't wish for (Bb/G#) something
(Bb/G) You will re(Bb/F#)gret
'Cause (Bb) you ain't heard (F) nothin' (Bb) yet"
We'll (Bb) all rest in (Bb/G#) peace
On (Bb/G) that you can (Bb/F#) bet
'Cause (Bb) you ain't heard (F) nothin' (No Chord) yet