Bea's Song

Michael Timmins

[C] Speed River at my feet running low and flat
I'm [Am] sitting here burning daylight,
thinking about the past
[F] and that distance out there
where the earth meets the [C]sky.
The [G] slightest move and this river mud
pulls me [F] further down.
[G] John's at my side, but he's [F] sitting on [C] firmer ground.

[C] John says I look at the moon and the stars
[Am] these days more often than I look into his eyes
[F] and I can't disagree so I don't say [C] nothing.
I just [G] stare on past his face at Venus [F] rising,
like a [G] shining speck of [F] hope hanging over the [C] horizon.

[C] With each passing year that I sit here
that [Am] horizon seems to inch just that much nearer
[F] and all that appears on it seems as clear as [C] spit.
But if there's [G] one thing in my life
that the years have [F] taught
it's that you can [G] always see it [F] coming
but you can never [C] stop it.

[C] Speed River at my feet running low and flat
I'm [Am] sitting here burning daylight,
thinking about the past
[F] and that distance out there
where the earth meets the [C] sky.
The [G] slightest move and this river mud
pulls me [F] further down
[G] John's at my side,
but he's [F] not noticing that I'm [C] drowning.
The [G] slightest move and this river mud
pulls me [F] further down.
[G] John's at my side,
but he's [F] not noticing that I'm [C] drowning.

Here’s the picking pattern for the rhythm guitar, using a C chord as an example:

1  &   2   &  3  &  4   &
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----2----------------2-------------
-3-----------------------3---------

 

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Last Update: July 11, 2004
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