Seven Years

Michael Timmins


[E] Haven't seen the sun for [G] seven days,
[A] November's got her nails dug in [E] deep.
[E] Haven't seen my son for [G] seven years,
and the [A] chances are we'll never again [E] meet.

If [E] truth be told, I [G] don't even know his [E] name.
If [E] truth be told, he [G] doesn't even know my [E] name.

I spend my spare time with my [G] rosary beads
[A] although I never learnt to [E] pray
but you don't need the light
and it's [G] best to pretend
that you've [A] seen the errors of your [E] ways.

The darkness in here
is as [G] heavy as a [E] judgment.
This darkness, [G] heavy as a [E] judgment.

My dreams are now filled with [G] Gilead trees
and [A] other sights that I've never [E] seen.
They used to be filled
with the [G] fears of tomorrow
and the [A] horrors that it might [E] bring.

His eyes felt to me
as [G] cold as a stone mason's [E] chisel.
His eyes fell on me, [G] cold,
like a stone mason's [E] chisel.

Strange how a mind can [G] always recall
what the [A] senses eagerly leave [E] behind.
I can remember his face, rage,
[G] disgust and distaste
but to [A] my fear I have grown [E] blind.

[E] Memories are just [G] dead men making [E] trouble
this [E] memory is just a [G] dead man making [E] trouble.

[E] Haven't seen the sun for [G] seven days,
[A] November's got her nails dug in [E] deep.
[E] Haven't seen my son for [G] seven years,
and the [A] chances are we'll never again [E] meet.

[E] Memories are just [G] dead men making [E] trouble
this [E] memory is just a [G] dead man making [E] trouble.


Tabbed by Kimberly D. Ewart : I think the rhythm part of this song sounds good with a slide, but you can just bend the strings to make them sound wobbly. It works best if you play the chords as root 5 major--as in E: 9th fret, barre strings 2,3,4; G: 12th fret; A: 14th fret.

bbkim's note: I find it sounds closer to the recording if you play first position chords.

 

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