Darker With The Day

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

A A7 D Dm C G Am F E

1. So without a thought I thought I'd take a final walk
   The tide of public opinion had started to abate
   The neighbors (bless 'em) had turned out to be all talk
   I could see their frightened faces peering at me through the gate
2. Was looking for an end to this for some kind of closure                                             
   Time moved so rapidly I had no hope of keeping track of it
   And I thought of my friends who had died of exposure
   And I remembered all the ones who had died from the lack of it
3. And in my best shoes I started falling forward down the street
   Stopped at a church and jostled through the crowd
   Love followed just behind me panting at my feet as the
   Steeple tore the stomach from a lonely little cloud
4. Inside I sat seeking the presence of a God
   Searched through the pictures in a leather-bound book
   And I found a wooly lamb dozing in an issue of blood
   And a gilled Jesus shivering on a fisherman's hook

R: Babe
   It seems so long
   D    Dm
   Since you've been gone away
   C            G
   And I just gotta say
   Am     G        F    E
   That it grows darker with the day
5. Back on the street I saw a great, big smiling sun
   It was a good day and an evil day and all was bright and new
   And it seemed to me the most destruction was being done
   By those who could not choose between the two
6. Amateurs, dilettantes, hacks, cowboys, clones
   The streets groaned with little ceasars, napoleons, and cunts
   With their building blocks and their tiny plastic phones
   Counting on their fingers with the crumbs down their fronts
7. I passed by garden so you with your flowers
   The camellias, magnolias, and azaleas so sweet
   I stood there invisible in the panicking crowds
   You looked so beautiful in the rising heat
8. I smell smoke see little fires bursting on the lawns
   People carry on regardless listening to their hands
   Great cracks appear in the pavement, the earth yawns
   Bored in disgusted to do us down

R: Babe...

9. All these streets are frozen now; I come and go
   Full of a longing for something I do not know
   My father sits slumped in the deepening snow
   As I search in and out, above, about, and below

R: Babe...

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