The Places We Meet

Funny thing occurred to me, that’s always how it starts
Since I was a young boy I’ve always played the part
Everybody tellin’ me who’s right and who’s wrong
But all I want to do is sing my song

People hustlin’ down the street, they’ve got so much to do
Nothin’s ever finished here, nothin’s ever through
No sooner you’ve arrived, now your time is all gone
And all you want to do was sing your song

There’s a story here and it’s too sad to tell
But we all seem to live it, yeah, we live it so well
Everybody says, well it’s the price that you pay
For comin’ to a place where you can’t stay

Once I had a dream, yeah I thought I’d live it too
But a funny thing occurred to me; I wound up just like you
We sat and spent our whole lives afraid and alone
When all we want to do was song our song
Yeah all we want to do is sing our song

So sing a song
Sing a song

Capo 3: G – G – Am – C
So sorry…
The only words that you can say
So I let you walk away clean

You don’t need me
Told you that when we first met
Now everybody’s staring at me

Bm Am
And it’s achin’ like I don’t belong
Bm Am
And it’s hard for me to feel this strong
Am (hold) G
You don’t know me now
C G
There’s nothin’ here to talk about
C Am
There’s no one left to figure out
C C C
It’s just losing, losing, losing
G
Losing A Girl

So help me please
Cause this has happened once before
Two or three times maybe more

It’s too easy
Breakin’ up and breakin’ down
Seein’ you walk right out that door

And now it’s achin’…
Em
…Losing A Girl
C Em
And I know it happens all the time
C Am
This feelin’ will fade and I’ll be fine
C
Cause it really isn’t no big deal
G (riff)
You’ll move on and I’ll stay right here


B – F#  – E – F#  (3x)  …C#m  – E
If I lived on your street I could be your boy next door
I’d stumble up your front porch whatchu waitin’ for?
Whatchu waitin’ for?
If I lived on your street you could be my claim to fame
Go walkin’ in the afternoons and I’d sing your name
Yeah, I’d sing your name
G#m – F#  – E – F#  (3x)  …C#m  – E
But the other side of town never looked so far away
Yeah the other side of town never seemed so far away
Never seemed so far…away
But if I lived on your street there’s nothin’ that I wouldn’t do
To make you feel so cared for and you’d be understood
Yeah, you’d be understood
But the other side of town never looked so far away
Yeah the other side of town never seemed so far away
Never seemed so far…away
And if I lived on your street I’d wait up for you every night
Just to watch you walk by, yeah, it would be all right
It’d be all right
But it’s so far away…

I been feelin’ like I’m cursed and I’m scared it might get worse
I got my rabbit’s foot, my four-leaf clover
But still you say its over

I got a headache I can’t kick
If life is mud, well I’m the stick
So I’ll just sit and wait to hear your key unlock this cell and rescue me

‘Cause you know it’s a shame without you here
Days and hours go by it feels like wasted years

So come on take me back
Come on take me back
Honey come on take me back
I need you and that’s a fact

Want to tell you its no good
Want to hold you like I should
Want to lay down on your doorstep like a cat on a warm car hood

Can I whisper in your ear every promise I’ll hold dear
You lay the law down and draw the line
For you I’ll walk it every time

Just tell me here’s my home
Say you hate it there alone
I’ll wipe the tear and blood stains from our floor
Make it like it was before

‘Cause you know it’s a shame without you here
Days and hours go by it feels like wasted years

So come on take me back
Come on take me back
Honey come on take me back
I need you and that’s a fact

Want to tell you its no good
Want to hold you like I should
Want to feel your warmth surrounding me like a sunny day and shady tree

F#m – D – C#7 – F#m
You took my home, you took my street, you took my town
You took my heart, you took my head, you stole my crown
You took my shoes, you burned my clothes and cut my hair
Took my skin and bones ‘til you thought I wasn’t there

A – E – Bm – D
But there’s one thing, yeah one thing
One thing you forgot because it’s everything you’re not
And I’ll keep it, it’s no secret
Yeah you can’t take my joy away
You can’t take my joy

You took my blue skies, took my sunshine, took my moon
You took my noontime, took my Sundays, took my June
You cut my air, stole my shade and blocked my breeze
You killed my flowers, took the fruit right off my trees

But there’s one thing, yeah one thing
One thing you can never take, one thing you can’t break
Cause I’m rising and I’m smiling
Cause you can’t take my joy away
Yeah you can’t take my joy

F#m – E – D (D7)
I come from nothin’ and to nothin’ I return (3x)

You took my tears, took my youth, you took my days
You kept me locked up you thought I would rot away
You took my earth, my stars, my heaven up above
You took my sight, my sound, you even got my love

But there’s one thing, yeah one thing
One thing you can never take, one thing you can’t break
Cause I’m rising and I’m smiling
Cause you can’t take my joy away
Yeah you can’t take my joy

Tell the preacher tell the martyr tell ‘em all ‘bout me
Tell your sister go on tell your mother everyone you see
That you know what’s inside of me and you think that it’s best I go away
But you won’t take the time to see you pack my bags and put me on a plane

So I’ll tell my memories and I’ll tell my smile tell ‘em we were wrong
Tell my voice to speak it and every time repeat it, “glad I’m gone.”
But I know what’s inside of me and I can feel it twistin’ me in two…you
And I heard that a lie’s a lie, but say it over time and it comes true

So damn my heart it’s achin’ still
It betrayed my mind so well
And I know, should let it go
But I can’t make you fade away
I can’t make you fade away

Tell the preacher and ask your brother when you can’t find me
I’ll be livin’ with the cards I’m given and they’re all I see
And every time I see a cloud I’ll wonder if he’s hangin’ ‘round for me
And when I feel the rain come down just slip into the underground and say

Well damn my heart it’s achin’ still
It betrayed my mind so well
And I know, should let it go
But I can’t make you fade away
I can’t make you fade away

Every morning I think I hear my train a comin’
Find me waitin’ at the station ‘til darkness falls again
Well I been here so long don’t know where I’m from
I’m just hangin’ round ‘til my train comes

My girl Celia pains me every time I see her
Loneliest thing you ever want to know
She hates this town wants to leave and run
But she’s hangin’ round ‘til her train comes
‘Til her train comes

And everybody, everybody, they tell me welcome home
But when I’m lonely, sad and only, wonder where they go

People talkin’, but nobody feels like walkin’
See ‘em on the street they say it won’t be long
And this whole town we don’t know where we’re from
Yeah, we’re just hangin’ round ‘til our train comes
‘Til our train comes…‘til our train comes…‘til our train comes

Well there I go again, head filled with doubts
Hold on, just let me make it to her house
‘Cause when I get there, won’t it feel good
There’s nothing like a place where you feel understood

Every little secret won’t go untold
We’ll laugh, we’ll laugh ‘til we’re ‘bout to explode
Soon I’ve forgotten ‘bout this cloud over me
Well she’s warmer than sunlight and soon you’ll agree

Whenever darkness falls on this world of mine
That girl, that girl, yeah that girl she shines
And whenever I am lonely, there’s no hope I can find
Well that girl, that girl, yeah that girl she shines

Her eyes are blue and deep as the sea
Hair like the fire burning inside of me
Hands of an artist, there’s miracles in there
A look that seems to say “Honey, all hearts beware”

Someday, someday and it won’t be long
I know a day will come where its hard to be strong
I’ll think of her and that smile that she brings
When she says that only dreamers can do anything

Whenever darkness falls on this world of mine
That girl, that girl, yeah that girl she shines
And whenever I am lonely, there’s no hope I can find
Well that girl, that girl, yeah that girl she shines

That girl, that girl, yeah that girl she shines
That girl, that girl, yeah that girl she shines
Oh I want to tell the world, that girl she shines
Yeah I want to tell the world, that girl she shines

Capo 6: G/C-G/D-C-G
G
Distant Angel hear my plea
Distant Angel now can’t you see
C
I been walkin’ 40 miles, dark side of the road
Hangin’ on the edge of my soul
G
Wouldn’t you?
D
Livin’ on the outside, this I know
C
Wishin’ it was time to go
G D C G
So Distant Angel, see me through

Distant Angel can’t you see
Distant Angel please come to me
I been slippin’ into darkness down that hole
Searchin’ for my scattered bones
What can I do?
Livin’ on the outside, this I know
Wishin’ it was time to go
Em D
So Distant Angel, see me through
Take me if you want me out of the way
Or save me if I’m gonna stay
But it stops today
Yeah stops today

Distant Angel hear my plea
Distant Angel please come to me
‘Cause I been walkin’ 40 miles, dark side of the road
Clingin’ to the edge of my soul now
Wouldn’t you?
Livin’ on the outside, this I know
Wishin’ it was time to go
So Distant Angel, see me through

Waiting by the phone and all I know is here I go
Hanging up alone and out the door, in the road
Stand out on the curb and pray for warm rain

Ride out in the fields to feel the sun, can’t find none
Looking for a trace of all my love, and where it’s gone
Lay me in the ground and pray for warm rain

And I, I won’t rust, I won’t drown
Just cleanse myself from doubt
Hope these stains come out

Searching for the words to make you stay, see my way
Like to carry on but not today, sleep away
Lay down on our bed and pray for warm rain

And I, I won’t rust, I won’t drown
Just cleanse myself from doubt
Hope these stains come out

Staring at the stars I made it through a day or two
Sitting in your car and listening to, forget who
Drive the frozen lake and pray for warm rain

Maybe I’ll be there in the setting sun
You’ll be gone and it’s just my luck
I’m waiting there alone

Someday lately seems so far away
Closer still are my final days
Where have my dreams gone?

Well I turn my head ‘til I’m breakin’ seams
Tryin’ to find the place where I left these things
Once I thought I stood on top
Turned around and found I’d dropped

Way down, way down
Way Down Again

Sidelines where I’m known to spend my time
Thinking that the spotlight shines
On every word I rhyme

Well I know I’ve felt like this before
But I thought I wouldn’t feel like this no more
Once I’m sure I stood on top
But I turned around and found I’d dropped

Way down, way down
Way Down Again

Words & Music by Gregg Sarfaty
© Stewsongs Publishing. All rights reserved.

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