45 years    (video)

 

    G - C - G - D - Em - C - G

 

                       G

1. Where the earth shows its bones of wind-broken stone

                   D

    and the sea and the sky are one,

           Am                                 C

    I'm caught out of time, my blood sings with wine

                  D                               D7

    and I'm running naked in the sun.

                   G

    There's God in the trees, I'm weak in the knees,

                  D

    and the sky is a painful blue,

         Am                                   C               D        G

    I'd like to look around, but, Honey, all I see is you.    +  G - C - G - D

 

             G

2. The summer city lights will soften the night

                    D

    till you'd think that the air is clear,

                 Am                                     C

    and I'm sitting with friends, where forty-five cents

            D                              D7

    will buy another glass of beer

                    G

    He's got something to say, but I'm so far away

                D

    that I don't know who I'm talking to.

                              Am                                   C                D       G

    cause you just walked in the door, and, Honey, all I see is you.

 

          C                                                                 G         C         G

And I just want to hold you closer than I've ever held anyone before,

                           C                                 G

you say you've been twice a wife and you're through with life,

              Am                                 D

ah, but, Honey, what the hell's it for ?

            C

After twenty-three years you'd think I could find

     G                      C             G

a way to let you know somehow

          Am                                          D                               G

that I want to see your smiling face forty-five years from now.

 

+  G - C - G - D - Em - C - G

 

            G

3. So alone in the lights on stage every night

                     D

    I've been reaching out to find a friend

             Am                            C

    who knows all the words, sings so she's heard

               D                                   D7

    and knows how all the stories end.

                 G

    Maybe after the show she'll ask me to go

      D

    home with her for a drink or two

                   Am                                     C                D        G

    now her smile lights her eyes, but, Honey, all I see is you.

 

          C                                                                 G         C         G

And I just want to hold you closer than I've ever held anyone before,

                           C                                 G

you say you've been twice a wife and you're through with life,

              Am                                 D

ah, but, Honey, what the hell's it for ?

            C

After twenty-three years you'd think I could find

     G                      C             G

a way to let you know somehow

          Am                                          D                               G

that I want to see your smiling face forty-five years from now.

 

+  repeat CHORUS      +  G - C - G - D

 

                Am                                          D                               G

+  Yes,  I want to see your smiling face forty-five years from now.

 

(live version. = capo 3rd)    (Stan Rogers)