You Will Not Take My Heart Alive
C Bb C And what do you remember most? Gm F Dm Eb The line of the sea, seceding the coast? Fm Eb Bb Ab Fine capillaries, glowing with cars? F Eb Bb F The comfort you drew from the light of the stars? C Bb C And how long did you climb that night, Gm F Dm Eb with the ice in your lungs, on the rungs of the light? Fm Eb Bb Ab Beyond recall, you severed all strings F Eb Bb F to everyone, and everything. Cm Fm Cm Oh, silent, constant driver of mine: Bb C Eb Bb wordlessly calling from the end of the line, Eb Gm Ab F where, even though each hour I ever loved must queue and dive, still, Cm Bb Ab Cm you will not take my heart alive. C Bb C In martial wind, and in clarion rain, Gm F Dm Eb we minced into battle, wincing in pain; Fm Eb Bb Ab not meant for walking, backs bound in twine: F Eb Bb F not angel or devil, but level, in time. C Bb C And I rose, to take my shape at last, Gm F Dm Eb from the dreams that had dogged me, through every past, Fm Eb Bb Ab when, to my soul, the body would say F Eb Bb F You may do what you like, as long as you stay. Cm Fm Cm Now the towns and forests, highways and plains, Bb C Eb Bb fall back in circles like an emptying drain. Eb Gm Ab F And I won't come round this way again, where the lonely wind abides, Cm Bb Ab Cm and you will not take my heart, alive.