The Last Spike

Michael Timmins


[G] Mornings feel so damn [C] sad these days
[F] without the [C] call of the 8:- [G] 15.
That old familiar echo has [C] finally died away
[F] leaving nothing but a [C] chill
where there [G] once was a mighty scream.

[C] And I've watched the flat cars [G] take away our timber.
[C] I've watched the coal cars steal our [G] rock.
[Am] And now that we have got [Em] nothing left to take we're told
that [F] the wheels will stop turning,
[C] the whistles will stop blowing,
[C*] that this foolish dream must [G] stop.

[G] Last year they closed down the [C] post office,
[F] took the [C] only flag we had in [G] town.
[G] That old brick building still [C] stands like a cenotaph
[F] to a vision [C] lost and buried in [G] a very distant past.

[C] And I've watched the flat cars [G] take away our timber.
[C] I've watched the coal cars steal our [G] rock.
[Am] And now that we have got [Em] nothing left to take we're told
that [F] the wheels will stop turning,
[C] The whistles will stop blowing,
[C*] that this foolish dream must [G] stop.

[F] The longest train [C] I've ever seen
was the train that you were [G] on.
I [F] walked you to the [C] station,
we kissed and you were [G] gone.
[F] I dream at [Bb] night about you coming [A] home.
The [E] train in the station, your [G] uniform on fire
as you [D-Dsus2-D-Dsus4-D-Dsus2] step onto the platform
the [C] band plays a little louder,
[Bm] and as we [Am] embrace your cap falls [G] off.
Oh, [C] I guess this foolish dream must [G] stop.

[G] Mornings feel so damn [C] sad these days
[F] without the [C] call of the 8:- [G] 15.
Looks like this town is [C] finally going to die away
[F] leaving nothing but [C] broken promises
where there [G] once was small town dreams.

[C] And I've watched the flat cars [G] take away our timber.
[C] I've watched the coal cars steal our [G] rock.
[Am] And now that we have got [Em] nothing left to take we're told
that the [F] TV station will be closing,
Main Street [C] windows will need boarding,
[C*] that this foolish dream must stop. [G]


Tabbed by bbkim. Chords courtesy of Jason Lent.
There is a bass run in the chorus, I've marked it as [C* ]since it runs from C to G.

 

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