Take Your Pretty Hands Off My Heart

Bm G D A
On and on the maze of time deceives me with its signs
Catching all forgotten days in the buckets of my mind

G D A
Oh call the stormy seas of your heart
The wind and rain bears down and it won’t stop
Bm G
Whispers from beyond or in my mind
D A G
I can’t decide
D
Oh Adeline

Branded with this second sight, your story’s left untold
Find me in the dead of night to fill your thousand scrolls

I am left with all the pain, no solace
Come away we’ll find no justice
Holding all these secrets I can’t tell
These heavy spells

D A G
Adeline
Adeline

Rest your head upon my shores your ship will never mend
Keeping all your images postmarked but never sent

I’ll sing your name so they won’t forget
Its all I have to give I regret
She is standing there beside you too and looks through you

D A G
Adeline
Adeline

intro: Am – Dm – E7
verse: Am – Dm – G/G# – Am
Cinnamon girls with mocha curls, the bitter ones are best
I’d tell you more for petit fors, but you probably know the rest
Cold lemonade, quenched in the shade of candy shop in Zaar
If the CIA could ever find their way, well, they’d never get this far
chorus: Dm – Am – Dm – Am – Dm – Am – E7 – Am
Honey, lay down, oh lay down with your hungry eyes
You know those red wax lips are such a very, very bad disguise

Chocolate bars in the backs of cars on roads that end in dirt
The girl she screamed, said it’s obscene, you got whipped cream on my shirt
Vanilla oil rubbed in her thighs, and berries in her hair
It’s all too much, you know I can’t discuss in time from here to there

So lay down, oh lay down your knives and smoking gun
And pick up those sugar cookies ‘cause you’re missing all the fun

Cola pops and toffee mops, the sugar-babe creeps through town
And if bubble gum were really any fun I’d be back home by now
But I’m still stuck in this terrible din, the confectioner she smiles
If you’d just get this candy cigarette, you’d kick this habit in no time

So lay down, oh lay down with your sweet, sweet eyes
You know those red wax lips are such a very, very bad disguise

Em – Am – Am- -Em
Oh lover if it’s alright could you come creepin round here tonight
I been lookin for answers, hopin you could give me two
Oh lover if it’s alright could I leave my key by the porchlight
I been waiting for Tuesday, so don’t be a Monday child

Am – Em – Am – B7
And if you come back, back, back, back, back
Get ready cause I’m heavin like an old smokestack

Yes if you come back, yes baby come back
Because it’s too late to relax

We’re gonna swing that ax

Oh lover if it’s alright could I see your silhouette in the moonlight
I got a starstruck dealin, I been reelin with that feelin too long

Oh lover make it tonight won’t you come meet me by your streetlight
I’m gonna lay that body on the cool ground, make it scream

And if you come back, back, back, back, back
Get ready cause I’m layin down your railroad tracks

Yes if you come back, yes baby come back
Because it’s too late to relax

We’re gonna swing that ax

I like the way you swing that ax

The windows were broken
The hallways were empty
And there was nothing left to keep me home
So I left on Sunday
Now its only Monday
And there are still so many miles to go
Kindness is a place I’d like to rest
But there’s just nowhere to lay down your head
Sadness is a stop I’d like to miss
But the last time I saw you, you said that’s where I’d find you
C Am
So I’m Running, I’ve been running
Em G C G
I may never catch my breath again
Am C
I’ve been running, I’ve been running
Em G C G
I may never catch my breath again

C
The places I’ve been to
Em
I’d tell you about them
F C G
But I never hung around too long
C
I worked odd jobs in Pensive
Em
Got locked up in Angry
F C G
And Broken’s where I wrote down this song

Am Em
But Lonely was a stop I never made
F C G
I heard all it ever does there is rain
Am Em
And Happy was a place I’d like to have stayed
F G
But nobody there seems to understand so I’m

C Am
So I’m Running, I’ve been running
Em G C G
I may never catch my breath again
Am C
I’ve been running, I’ve been running
Em G C G
I may never catch my breath again

Oh Madeleine
Oh Madeleine
Did you say that you don’t feel the same?
I can’t hear as you turn and walk away
Oh Madeleine
Your footsteps feel like dancin’ on my grave
This poor heart simply cannot stand this pain
Oh Madeleine
Honey you can hate me, desecrate me
But look my way or I may go insane
You may think its funny, spend my money
Take this boy and wash him down the drain
Oh Madeleine
Tell me that someday your mind may change
I’ll love you ‘til the seasons change their names
Oh Madeleine

The sun never could rise again it’s quite all right with me
‘Cause I’m lying beside a friend and they’re resting so quietly
And the shadow across my face is a tiny hand’s embrace
In the moonlight every step is retraced
Could the times I’ve spent and all it meant
Just happen to lead you to me?
Tonight
The trees sway in the Autumn breeze
I watch leaves as they lilt to the ground
And birds high on a wire outside sit still without making a sound
Don’t wake up, no don’t wake up and signal the night is at end
Cause the only thing I’ll ever need again is right here in this bed
Tonight
Tonight
The earth turned round and all it found was the cover of starry night
And it looked like my past every moment at last just shining right down on me
Tonight
Tonight

capo 4th: D – A – Em – G – A
Em – F#m – G – A – Bm – D – Em – G – A
Tell me where it all began now
I don’t even understand now
Why can’t you just let it go?
Maybe I don’t want to know
Gave him all your truth and kindness
How do you get the will to fight this?
You don’t even have the time
To give you even one more rhyme
I heard it, I heard it
Just say goodbye
You think its so easy
Who told you this lie?
There always will be heartbreak
There are moments filled with pain
If you think leaving makes it better
Well, if that’s your final game
Then you don’t know a thing about it
You don’t know a thing about love
Cause its love I’m thinking of
You don’t know a thing about it
You don’t know a thing about love
It’s more than roses, hearts and doves
Secrets that we used to share now
Are everything you’re scared to say now
You don’t think you’re free with me?
Maybe I should let it be
I’ve heard love can lead to silence
I’ve seen that it leads to blindness
I’ve seen how it’s crippled you
But you think you can see it through
So you know what I know, even less than before
And that makes it easier to walk out my door?
It’s nothing I ain’t used to
I’ve seen this all before
You keep running until one day
You just can’t run any more
You don’t know a thing about it
You don’t know a thing about love

Well it a long, long road, it’s a long, long road
It’s a long, long road on High
If you want to save your soul
You gotta walk that Freedom Road
Cause it’s a long, long road on High

I’ve done everything I could, yes, I learned my bad from good
But I’d chosen crooked roads now every time

But when I heard the good man say, you know that there’s another way
And he took us all a-walkin Freedom Road

(chorus)

Well I took that good man’s hand and we marched along this land
Yes, we marched along this land called Freedom Road

Oh, we will never, never stop until we reach that crowning top
And we’ll praise the saving grace of Freedom Road

(chorus)

Well I saw a low-down man and I reached out my free hand
And I took that lonesome soul to Freedom Road

Well, he jumped and shook my hand, and he ran as fast he can
And he brought back fifty more to Freedom Road

(chorus)

So no, we will never stop, you know that we won’t ever stop
We will never stop a-walkin Freedom Road

Oh and on my dying day you know that I will surely say
I’m so happy that I walked that Freedom Road

(chorus)


Cm7
Left me no reason
Watch who you’re pleasing
Bbmaj7
Daisies in your eyes

Cm7
But you gave all your cryin
To sleep with the lions
Bbmaj7
Your love won’t let it die

G#
Don’t know why
Eb Bb
Oh why, Oh why
2x

Past makes a bad move
Future has got no news
Presents left unsent

Minutes to hours
Staring at flowers
Wilting on your steps

Don’t know why
Oh why, Oh why
2x

Dm Cm7
Only when your heart stops cold will you find there’s sense to take hold
Dm Cm7 Eb
Longing for those quiet days in the old house with your sleepy ways

Bbmaj7 Cm7
Come around and let me down

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

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