You and the candles

Goodbye to radio

Ice Age

 

 

  

[piano]

C  C/B  C/A  C/G     F    F/E   G


[laughter]
[piano]

             C

When society's crumbled

        F                  C

And everything's gone,

                                             F

When the cars are all rusted away

                 C

When there ain't no more money,

                   F             C

And there's nothing to buy,

       Dm                            G

And all that we have is the day

              C

When the world becomes silent,

      F                  C

No planes in the air

                                            F
And the voices just gather to sing

               C
When the guns are the fence posts

              F               C

And the cars are the dog house

             Dm                          G

And the telephones no longer ring

 

       F                         C
And what, what of the night

       F                  C     G  F

With no electrical light ?

            G

So what then ?

C                        F     F/E         Dm         G

You, you and the candles will be all that I need

        C                         F    F/E            Dm            G
Your face bathed in the firelight will be all I want to see

       F                         G

And I'll still sing you a song

          E                           Am    Am/G
That'll last the whole night long

F                          G

You, you and the candles

When the grocery stores are hollow inside,
And the airports are filled with the breeze
After the anarchy finally subsides,
When you reckon with how it will be

When empires are humbled for the eyes of the people
And the truth will be like a parade
When industry's fallen, we'll make our own clothes now
The gifts of our hands rise again

And what, what of the night
With no electrical light ?
So what then ?

You, you and the candles will be all that I need

Your face bathed in the firelight will be all I want to see
And I'll still sing you a song
That'll last the whole night long
You, you and the candles

 

         Dm

In the waste paper basket

      Bb

The timing's fantastic
      F                                    C

For lovers to mean what they say
          Dm                            Bb

And a night lit in candles on stained wooden mantles
             G                                   C

Keep us safe 'till the night turns to day

F                        Bb     Bb/A

You, you and the storm clouds
             Gm                 C

And the puddles at our feet
      F                                    Bb    Bb/A

The lightning cuts through the heavens
       Gm                      C

And lights you so bravely


      Bb                        C

And I'll still write you a song
    A                            Dm        Dm/C

To last the whole night long

Bm                     C

You, you and the candles
Bm                     C                F

You, you and the candles

 

 

 

G                D

Goodbye to radio
Am     Em         D                    C

Goodbye to the things that we know

       G            D

And calculate passages

Am                     Em      D     C

And bloom like a tiger lilly in July

      C/B             Am

And lovers will die

       D            G                 D                      C
And lovers will rise past the darkness we've seen

    C/B            Am
So stop telling lies

         D             G               D               C
And start falling blind in the deepest of seas

Salvaged by wondering
Weighed down by tears that you wish you could cry
And I want to make love with you
Spread you so wide
Like the bluest of nights

And lovers will die
And lovers will rise past the darkness we've seen
So stop telling lies
And start falling blind in the deepest of seas

 

F         Dm         C         Bb
[whistling]

 

A     E      Bm   F#m    E     D
[trumpet]


                       Bm

And lovers will die

       E             A                  E                     D

And lovers will rise past the darkness we've seen
                     Bm

So stop telling lies

        E              A                E              D
And start falling blind to the darkest of seas

                       Bm

And lovers will die

       E             A                  E                     D

And lovers will rise past the darkness we've seen
                     Bm

So stop telling lies

        E              A                E              D
And start falling blind to the darkest of seas
 

 

 

E

Ice age

         G#m

Don't cry, baby

                  A       G#m       F#m
'Cause we'll ride it where it goes
              A            G#m   F#m

And we'll dress up for the cold
                    E                     B

It's gonna be nice days in the ice age

And I learnt when I was in school
It only moves an inch or two
Every other day
So I think we'll be okay
It's gonna be nice days in the ice age

There's little left to say
That our love won't melt away
So have another glass of wine
And I think it will be fine
There's gonna be nice days in the ice age
Oh yeah...

             Gb

And the saddest thing would be
          Bbm

If you up and said to me
              B          Bbm     Abm

That you tired of running scared
               B      Bbm Abm

And you really don't care
               Gb         Db

About the ice age, baby


     Ab

So maybe we'd lie down
                Cm

And we'd kiss there on the ground
             Db     Cm     Bbm

As we're taken by the ice
           Db     Cm        Bbm

And in fact it might be nice
                    Ab                   Eb

It's gonna be nice days in the ice age

          A

And in ten thousand years time
                  C#m

When we're found there, still entwined
      D       C#m    Bm

In a near eternal kiss
                     D          C#m     Bm

That would impress the scientists

                   A                      E

It's gonna be nice days in the ice age

 

A        C#m

Oooh...

 

Merci Jean-Christophe !