The Unfinished Song
J.P. Cormier - The Unfinished Song ## NOTE: ~ = Bass Walk-Down from G to Em ## CAPO: 3rd Fret INTRO: C G (4x) C G C G C He said, "I'm sorry for the way that things went down. G C G ~ And the wife and I wish that you were still around. Em Em7 C But we know for you to tear the threads away G A7 D7 Would be difficult, so I just wanna say. G C G C "We caught your show at the Orpheum last night G C G ~ And it took me back to when everything was right Em Em7 C And the pictures that she made are all redrawn G A7 G But they're incomplete like some unfinished song" INTERLUDE: Bm C G D G Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh (ah ah ah) C G C "I guess retirement's been treating us alright G C G ~ But the house has seemed so quiet now at night Em Em7 C And her older sister's child is getting grown G A7 D7 And our oldest, well, she's hardly ever home G C G C "It's funny how the river twists and turns G C G ~ You run back across the bridge before it burns Em Em7 C But no matter what, when all is said and done G A7 G I always thought one day I'd call you 'Son'" INTERLUDE: Bm C G D G Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh (ah ah ah) Bm C D G Ooh, ooh, ooh, oooh N.C. G C G C "She doesn't really come 'round home too much G C G ~ And the past is something she doesn't like to touch Em Em7 C And I watch her try to never let it show G A7 D7 How she hides her eyes when we hear you on the radio G C G C "No matter how we wished things could change G C G ~ I guess, the more they're bound to stay the same Em Em7 C But we know you always did the best you could G A7 G Much more than just anybody would" INTERLUDE: Bm C G D G Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh (ah ah ah ah) Bm C D G Ooh, ooh, ooh, oooh Bm C G D Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh N.C. G C G C Well, I watched him as he turned to walk away G C G ~ Another smile and one more friendly wave Em Em7 C And as he pulled his car out from the curb G A7 D7 I realised I hadn't said a single word G C G C Well, I wonder just how long that she'll pretend G C G ~ Will she race her foolish pride right 'til the end? Em Em7 C And she'll keep that heart a secret, I suppose G A7 G C G But somehow a father always knows C G C G And he said, "I'm sorry for the way that things went down"