CYNTHIA SUMMERS CHORDS & LYRICS



WHO ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Capo III

On the CD, Cynthia plays this song tuned down a step and plays in (Am) shapes. To play in that fingering without tuning down, though, you'd have to capo up to the 10th fret. So, with Cyn's blessings, the chords here are in a different fingering than the way she plays it, but will allow you to play along with the CD.

Intro: (G)(D)(Em)

Who are you (Em)looking for?
Who are (Bm)you missing?
Who are you (Em)longing for?
What are (G)their names?
Where are the (C)eyes that smiled?
Are they lost, are they (G)living?
Searching the (D)ruins of another (Em)day

He was a (Em)gentle man
A friend (Bm)and a neighbor
He played the (Em)violin
He wasnít (G)half-bad
He had a (C)wife he loved
And a child in the (G)future
What's that they (D)thinking of
Those who are (Em)so mad?

CHORUS:
(G)Yíknow, I want to say my life is (Em)still all right
(G)I wake into the light each (Em)day
But there are (Am)shadows cast, they fall like (Em)autumn leaves
They are (Am)all weíve lost on one terrible (Em)day

I didnít (Em)know him
But I feel (Bm)like I do
I have not (Em)suffered
But Iím still (G)bleeding through
Iím not a (C)widow, Iím not lost (G)or alone
Why am I (D)grieving like he was (Em)my own?

The moon keeps its (Em)orbit
The sun (Bm)shows its face
The world keeps on (Em)changing
But itís still (G)the same place
I donít pre(C)tend to be above (G)hate
But I (D)wish, I wish we could make it go (Em)away

CHORUS


SLEEPER . . . Greg Brown

It's (Am)another happy (C)April
To (Am)every happy (C)fool
And you (Am)move through my dreams
Like a trout moves through a pool
(F)Sure I will do anything
And I blush at the reverie
(C)Sleeper (G)come and go with (C)me

And she (Am)always was a (C)painter
She (Am)left me her (C)suitcase
(Am)And I still remember
The soft lines of her drunken face
As she (F)stood there in my doorway
Like a cat up in a tree
(C)Sleeper (G)come and go with (C)me

A (Am)small farm in Wis(C)consin
(Am)For a driftless (C)man
(Am)Supper's on the table
The soft touch of lover's hands
Though she (F)leaves my salt and woodsmoke
For a job in the city
(C)Sleeper (G)come and go with (C)me

And I will (Am)take you with my (C)children
Through the (Am)clover, to the (C)creek
When O(Am)rion's gone a hunting
Through the fields our wishes seek
Where we (F)all can love each other
Like sugar in our tea
(C)Sleeper (G)come and go with (C)me

Well the (Am)last wild fling is (C)over
The (Am)cold wind brings the (C)dawn
To (Am)rows of parking meters
And the shadow of a blonde
Who is (F)standing by the wild rye
In a pointless dream
(C)Sleeper (G)come and go with (Cm)me

It's (Am)another happy (C)April
To (Am)every happy (C)fool
And you (Am)move through my dreams
Like a trout moves through a pool
(F)Sure I will do anything
And I blush at the reverie
(C)Sleeper (G)come and go with (C)me
(Em)Sleeper (G)come and go with (Am)me (C)


SORT OF OLD CAR

Intro: (D)(A)(D)

This old (D)car, (G)it isnít anything to (D)sing about
(G)It's barely something to (D)talk about
(A)Itís just a (D)car
Itís not (D)cool(G) enough to be (D)interesting
(G)Itíll never make a (D)movie (A)scene
(D)Itís just a (A)car

CHORUS:
Just a (G)sort of old car with a (A)missing (D)hubcap
(G)Hundred thousand miles and it (A)seems (D)like home
(G)Riding down the road and the (A)radioís (D)busted
Gotta (D)sing out loud so you (A)donít (D)feel alone
Gotta (D)sing out loud so you (A)donít feel a(D)lone

It doesnít (D)have any fins and itís (A)not a pretty (D)color
No bright chrome or (A)fancy (D)designs
Door is broken and the (A)roof rackís (D)rusted
Itís a piece of junk, (A)it drives (D)fine

CHORUS

Now (D)hereís the part (A)worth some (D)talking
Hereís the thing that (A)merits (D)some news
When you drive a car thatís (A)merely transpor(D)tation
You got something you're (A)not scared to (D)lose

You donít (G)worry about tears or (A)rips in the (D)fabric
You donít (G)worry about a dent in the (A)fender (D)or two
You donít (G)worry about the time ou (A)filled it up with (D)groceries
And the (D)ice cream melted and the (A)syrup (D)leaked through

You donít (G)worry about stuff (A)stickiní to the (D)carpet
Itíll (G)never come out, itís (A)dried (D)like paste
You donít (G)worry about the papers you (A)piled in the (D)backseat
Yeah, itís (D)nice to have some (A)storage (D)space
Itís nice to have some (A)storage (D)space

CHORUS


LOVE AT EVERY TURN

This is another song on which the recorded version is tuned down a step, and which would require you to capo at the 10th fret to play along with CD. And I'm not sure whether to stay true to the recorded key (as I did on "Who Are You Looking For?") or true to the fingering. On this one, I'm staying true to the fingering. Feel free to write me and I can send you the "true to the key" chords. Or, if you want to do it yourself, capo at the third fret and transcribe as follows:

(C) = (G)
(F) = (C)
(C/B) = (G/F#)
(Am) = (Em)
(G) = (D)

Intro: (C)(F)(C)(F)--(C)(C/B)(Am)--(F)

(C)Summer (F)night at the (C)old fun (F)park
(C)Broken (C/B)glow, (Am)rattletrap, (F)rhinestones and sharks
(C)Mysteries ex(F)ist that a (C)teenage girl (F)can learn
At the (C)carou(C/B)sel (Am)horses spin
(F)Love at (G)every (Am)turn
(F)Love at (G)every (C)turn

(F)Children (G)fly on gilded (C)chariots
(F)Paintís (G)peeling, the kids donít (C)care
(F)Sheís as (G)new to this (C)world as (F)they
She's as (C)new but in a different (G)way

(C)In her best blue (F)shirt and the (C)air is (F)so warm
(C)Young (C/B)men with (Am)big eyes
(F)She makes their blood swarm
(C)Got plans for the (F)evening?
(C)She never felt such (F)yearning
They bring (C)beer, (C/B)candy, (Am)cigarettes
And (F)love at (G)every (Am)burning
(F)Love at (G)every (C)burning

(F)Children (G)fly on gilded (C)chariots
(F)Paintís (G)peeling, the kids donít (C)care
(F)Sheís as (G)new to this (C)world as (F)they
She's as (C)new but in a different (G)way

(G)And she thinks
(Am)(G)They do (C)care (F)
(Am)See the (G)wind in their (F)hair
(Am)Leaping (G)horses, (F)ceiling of stars
(Am)A whole world is (G)lost, (Am)a whole world is (G)found

(C)Your lips so (F)sweet like you (C)just ate cotton (F)candy
I got (C)eyes (C/B)for (Am)you, honey, (F)my bloodís as thick as brandy
(C)Mysteries ex(F)ist that a (C)teenage girl (F)can learn
At the (C)carou(C/B)sel (Am)horses spin
(F)Love at (G)every (Am)turn
(F)Love at (G)every (Am)turn
(F)Love at (G)every (Am)turn
(F)Love at (G)every (C)turn


WORDS (SONG FOR KEATS)

Capo I

Intro: (play the chords from the first verse one time through)

(Am)The shadows of the trees
Breath upon your cheek
(Dm)Music on water
(Am)A beautiful daughter
A (E)poem spoken into (Am)mist

In the (Am)picture Joseph made
You (Dm)rest on your last bed
(Am)Your hair is dark and curled
(E)Your eyes are closed
I i(Am)magine Joseph reaching out
To (Dm)touch you with his hand
The (Am)artist who loves you
The (E)genius and the (Am)man

You (Dm)knew that you were leaving
But (Am)not what you had done
(Dm)Despairing, grieving
You (Am)did not know you'd (E)won
A (Dm)kind of immortality, the (Am)best anyone can do
We read your (E)words (Am)

(Am)The shadows of the trees
Breath upon your cheek
(Dm)Music on water
(Am)A beautiful daughter
A (E)poem spoken into (Am)mist

(Am)Your life so full of sadness
You (Dm)tried to make it clear
To (Am)weave words around
The (E)mystery
(Am)Death is all and nothing
No (Dm)victory no defeat
Your (Am)nightingale keeps singing
(E)Sweet (Am)

You (Dm)knew that you were leaving
But (Am)not what you had done
(Dm)Despairing, grieving
You (Am)did not know you'd (E)won
A (Dm)kind of immortality, the (Am)best anyone can do
We read your (E)words . . . (Am)words

And (Dm)what I have (Am)learned from you is not (E)easy to (Am)say:
(Am)The shadows of the trees
Breath upon your cheek
(Dm)Music on water
(Am)A beautiful daughter
A (E)poem spoken into (Am)mist
A (E)poem spoken into (Am)mist


CHILDISH HEART

(Bm)I snuck down the (G)path (A)to (Bm)find you
(Bm)I climbed long hills all (G)alone (A)to be (Bm)near you
Just a (Bm)child but I (G)always (A)(Bm)knew you
Many (Bm)days, many (A)days, summer (Bm)days
Many (Bm)days, many (G)days, (A)sum(Bm)mer days

The (Bm)water of the (G)lake was (A)green and (Bm)cold
The (Bm)sun on our (G)skin was (A)hot (Bm)and gold
Every(Bm)thing that I (G)loved (A)you (Bm)loved too
Many (Bm)days, many (A)days, summer (Bm)days
Many (Bm)days, many (G)days, (A)sum(Bm)mer days

(Bm)How I (G)still (A)re(Bm)member
(Bm)Hold on (G)to (A)these (Bm)embers
(Bm)All the (G)love that(A) carries (G)through
From my childish (A)heart (Bm)to you

And (Bm)time gathered (G)in(A)to (Bm)years
We (Bm)took on our (G)duties(A) (Bm)and cares
Found new (Bm)loves and we (G)called (A)ourselves (Bm)friends
And those (Bm)days, many (G)days, met their (Bm)end

(Bm)How I (G)will (A)re(Bm)member
(Bm)Hold on (G)to (A)these (Bm)embers
(Bm)All the (G)love that(A) carries (G)through
From my childish (A)heart (Bm)to you
From my (G)childish (A)heart (Bm)to you
From my (G)childish (A)heart (Bm)to you


I WALKED OUT

Intro: (C)(G)(C)(G)

I walked (C)out on my friends
I left them (G)high and dry
I turned my back on (F)them
And walked away a(C)gain
Didnít even (G)cry
I said this is (C)hard for me
And while it might be (G)hard to do
I gotta think about my(F)self
Think about my (C)life
Canít think about (G)you
And I walked out (C)on my friends (G)(F)(C)(G)

I walked (C)out on my friends
I didnít even (G)call
Just sent a hurried (F)note
Vanished in thin (C)air
Wandered into (G)fall
And all I said (C)were lies
Every word and every (G)breath
You canít pretend to (F)love
Love requires (C)truth
I failed at that (G)test
And I walked out (C)on my friends (G)(F)(C)(G)

I walked (C)out on my friends
I gave no (G)second chance
They faded in my (F)mind
Faces grew so (C)pale
I left them at the (G)dance
I roared off (C)down the road
I scared the (G)sky that day
I ruined every(F)thing
Didnít leave a note to (C)sing I took my voice a(G)way

While there are many kinds (Am)of how
I donít even know (G)one why
I just (F)get to a (C)point where I canít (G)even try

And I walked out (C)on my friends
I walked out on my (G)wife
I walked out on my (F)kids
Walked out on my (C)dog
Walked out on my (G)life
I walked (C)out on my life (G)(F)(C)(G) . . .


CRYING STOPPED

Capo IV

(G)Cryingís stopped, (G/F#)babyís (Em)sleeping
Here we (C)are, dinnerís (D)keeping
No (G)phone ringing, (G/F#)quietís (Em)complete
Iím gonna (C)find you, ho(D)ney
Sweep you off your (G)feet

And through the (C)night (D)the cradleís (G)rocking
(G/F#)Youíre my (Em)man, (C)and thatís not (D)stopping
Yeah, in my (C)dreams(D), youíre the (Em)one Iím sighing for
Fire(C)works, (D)moonshine, (G)flying for

Baby (G)wakes up (G/F#)needing (Em)changing
Stars are (C)dimming, night is (D)fading
Settle her (G)down, (G/F#)bed is (Em)calling
Youíre warm and (C)strong (D)and I am (G)falling

And through the (C)night (D)the cradleís (G)rocking
(G/F#)Youíre my (Em)man, (C)and thatís not (D)stopping
Yeah, in my (C)dreams(D), youíre the (Em)one Iím sighing for
Fire(C)works, (D)moonshine, (G)flying for

Someday weíll (C)look up (D)and sheíll be (G)gone
(G/F#)Will we have done (Em)right by (C)her or (G)wrong?
Love is (C)hazardous and (G)humbling
Will you (C)want me when Iím (D)stumbling (G)
And these (C)days (D)have (G)flown?

Keep it (G)quiet, (G/F#)please donít (Em)wake her
Letís re(C)member how we (D)made her
Nothing is (G)certain, (G/F#)sometimes (Em)life is so sweet
Iím gonna (C)find you, ho(D)ney
Sweep you off your (G)feet

And through the (C)night (D)the world is (G)rocking
(G/F#)Youíre my (Em)man, (C)and thatís not (D)stopping
Yeah, in my (C)dreams(D), youíre the (Em)one Iím sighing for
Fire(C)works, (D)moonshine, (G)flying for


MY HOUSE IS SMALL

Capo I

(C)I donít know much of (F)any(C)thing
Donít remember (G)what I (C)know
Donít know how to (F)say (C)things
Donít know how to (G)let my(C)self go
Rain in the (Am)road(G)
And the cars splashing (Am)through(G)
The storm is un(Am)folding(G)
And I donít know what to (Am)do(G)
But the worldís a big (Am)place(G)
And my house is (Am)small(G)
Hard to make (Am)sense of it any(G)way

(C)Try to be (F)hon(C)est
Try to be (G)true(C)
Donít try to be (F)spe(C)cial
Just sort of (G)new(C)
Try not to (Am)sound (G)like
Another manís (Am)song(G)
This isnít (Am)ea(G)sy
This takes so (Am)long(G)
But the worldís a big (Am)place(G)
And my house is (Am)small(G)
Hard to make (Am)sense of it any(G)way

(C)This leads me to (F)no(C)tice
Dust on the (G)desk(C)
The windows are (F)grim(C)y
The kitchenís a (G)mess(C)
There are papers all (Am)ov(G)er
Nothing fits (Am)tight(G)
I donít know how to (Am)do (G)this
I donít know how to (Am)write(G)
But the worldís a big (Am)place(G)
My house is (Am)small(G)
Hard to keep it (Am)clean any(G)way

My (F)house, my (C)house, my (G)house
Some (F)walls a (C)roof, some (G)doors
Some (F)love, some (C)light, some (G)wars
I will (F)give you my (C)house for a (G)song
I will give (F)you this (C)song for my (G)house

(C)Thereís thunder a(F)bove (C)us
And lighting sparks (G)fly(C)
The storm is so (F)end(C)less
Maybe god will come (G)by(C)
Meanwhile Iím (Am)sing(G)ing
And the air fills with (Am)rain(G)
Iím saying (Am)some(G)thing
Neither perfect nor (Am)plain(G)
But the worldís a big (Am)place(G)
My house is (Am)small(G)
Try to make (Am)sense of it any(C)way


I DON'T LIKE THE FIGHTING

My (A)baby donít (D)like me to(A)day
He (D)says I should (E)just stay (A)out of his way
My (D)babyís unhappy, heís got some secret gripe with me
My (A)baby donít (E)like me to(A)day
But if I (E)do go away he cries (D)I miss your face
And I (A)never do (E)mean what I (A)say

My (A)honeyís got (D)stuff on his (A)mind
He (D)donít like the (E)job and he (A)donít like the grind
He (D)wants to be younger or richer and chic
He (A)wants an old Jaguar or something antique
But when (E)push comes to shove heís not (D)that big a fool
He knows (A)sugar is (E)sweet, (A)ice cream is (E)cool

CHORUS:
Well, (D)I donít like the fighting
But the making upís good
Gotta (A)bend like the wind, stand like the (E)wood

I (A)wish it was (D)nice all the (A)time
I (D)wish all the (E)stories and (A)all of the rhymes
Were (D)true like the moon and the stars they invoke
(A)All of them heartfelt and breathless and broke
But (E)thatís not the case, I will (D)tell you no lies
Some(A)times we (E)fall, (A)sometimes we (E)fly

CHORUS

So (A)bring me a (D)flower or (A)two
(D)Bring me some (E)stockings to (A)wear with my shoes
(D)Bring me hot tea when the weather turns bold
(A)Bring me your love that will never get cold
And (E)count all the leaves on the (D)tree that we grew
(A)One plus (E)one, (A)two plus (E)two

CHORUS