Cowboy Junkies Lament chords - Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt Lyrics


[Intro:]  E  F#m  A  B  E   F#m  B  A  E

E                                 F#m
Baby hit the back door breathing real heavy
              A                                    B             E
Said the boys in the alley wouldn't leave her alone
Mama did her make-up in a terrible hurry
         B                                A              E
She finally got ready but the boys were gone
 F#m                           G#m    
Mama don't you worry night's approaching
                A                                     B             E
There's a hole in Heaven where some sin slips through
Close your eyes and dream real steady
   B                              A       E
Maybe just a little will spill on you
                     F#m    G#m                 E
The dark don't lie and   dreams come true
 A                         F#m         E
Could be a few will see you through Old lady Rose looking down her nose At lonely miss Lily hiding in the hall Lily's just praying for the trial to be over Rosy's just waiting for the axe to fall Show me off on the way to town The sky's still shiny and the earth's still brown Tell the judge I'm ready for the [?????] Gonna' dance in their faces when the guitar sounds It won't be long I'll be long gone I been leaning toward the shadows all along Those in the know say how it goes You plan on reaping you better sow You plan on sleeping you better keep moving Sleeping ain't allowed around here you know Tell me please when the rolling's over Me and my baby gonna' have some fun Bury our backs in a bed of clover Smile in style while the sun goes down Snake eyes cry, boxcar sigh Oh, seven's in the middle just wondering why The dark don't lie and dreams come true All it takes is one or two Maybe just a few will see you through Maybe just a few will see you through