[F#m] [A] [E]
[F#m]Ticking away the
moments that make up the [A]dull day
and waste the hours in an offhand [F#m]way.
around on a piece of ground in your [A]home
for someone or something to show you the [F#m]way.
[D]Tired of lying in the
sunshine [A]staying home to watch the
are young and life is long and [A]there
is time to kill today.
then one day you find [C#m7]ten years
have got behind you.
one told you when to run, [E]you
missed the starting gun.
(like 2 verses, then a chorus)
And, you [F#m]run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's [A]sinking
around to come up behind you a- [F#m]gain.
sun is the same in a relative way but you're [A]older,
of breath and one day closer to [F#m]death.
[D]Every year is getting
shorter [A]never seem to find the
that either come to naught or [A]half
a page of scribbled lines
on in quiet desper- [C#m7]ation is
the English way
is gone, the song is over,
I'd something [F]more to say. [Em]
[Em] [A] x2
[Em]Home, home a- [A]gain.
[Em]I like to be here when I [A]can.
I come home cold and [A]tired. It's [Em]good
to warm my bones beside the [A]fire.
[Cmaj7]Far away across the
[Bm]The tolling of the iron
the faithful to their knees
To [G]hear the softly [F]spoken