Wonderful Remark, by Van Morrison

Wonderful Remark

Van Morrison
Chords used in this song: C, D, Em, G
C
D
Em
G
[Intro]
G  D  C  G  2x


[Verse]
G           D
How can you stand the silence
C                  G
That pervades when we all cry
G           D
How can you watch the violence
C             G
That erupts before your eyes
G           D
How can you tell us something
C               G
Just to keep us hangin' on?
G                   D
Something that just don't mean nothing
C               G
When we see it, you are gone


[Pre-Chorus]
C                G
Clinging to some other rainbow
C                             G
While we're standing, waiting in the cold
C              G
Telling us the same old story
Em              D
Knowing time is growing old


[Chorus]
D          C           G
That was a wonderful remark
D        C                  G
I had my eyes closed in the dark
C
I sighed a million sighs
G                        D      C     G
I told a million lies to myself, to myself


[Interlude]
D  C  G  2x


[Verse]
G          D
How can we listen to you
C                 G
When we know your talk is cheap?
G          D
How can we ever question
C                        G
Why we give more and you keep?
G            D
How can your empty laughter
C                G
Fill a room like ours with joy
G                D
When you're only playing with us
C                 G
Like a child does with a toy


[Pre-Chorus]
C               G
How can we ever feel the freedom
C                G
Or the flame lit by the spark
C               G
How can we ever come out even
Em           D
When reality is stark


[Chorus]
D          C           G
That was a wonderful remark
D        C                  G
I had my eyes closed in the dark
C
I sighed a million sighs
G                        D      C     G
I told a million lies to myself, to myself


[Outro]
     D          C     G
Baby, to myself, to myself
     D          C     G
baby, to myself, to myself
   D      C     G
to myself, to myself

D  C  G  2x