Peter Gabriel - Mercy Street (acoustic cover)





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Uploaded on Nov 16, 2008


Peter Gabriel's magical ballad "Mercy Street" in an acoustic version by Lawrence Collins.... this is song #2 for the live album vote; we're recording the album at the Solarium show on feb 6th.. (2009). This is one of my favorite all time songs- peter gabriel's tribute to Anne Sexton.........

Deuxième chanson pour le vote de l'album live. Une de mes chanson favorites de tous les temps... merci Mr Gabriel.

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Capo on F# (chord shapes are noted)
Looking down on empty streets, all she can see ||: Bm Bmi9 :||
Are the dreams all made solid, are the dreams made real | G | Em|
All of the buildings, all of the cars ||: Bm Bmi9 :||
Were once just a dream in somebody's head | Emi (G) | Emi |
She pictures the broken glass, pictures the steam ||: Bm Bmi9 :||
She pictures a soul with no leak at the seam | Emi (G) | Emi A9 |
Let's take the boat out (wait until darkness) ||: Bm Bmi9 :||
Let's take the boat out (wait until darkness comes) ||: Bm Bmi9 :||

Nowhere in the corridors of pale green and grey
Nowhere in the suburbs, in the cold light of day
There in the midst of it so alive and alone
Words support like bone
Dreaming of Mer--cy Street, || Bmi G | A |
wear your inside out | Bmi Bmi9(A) | Amaj7 Emi |
Dreaming of mercy | D | G A |
in your daddy's arms again | Bmi | A |
Dreaming of Mer--cy Street, | Bmi G | A |
swear they moved that sign | Bmi Bmi9(A) | Amaj7 Emi |
Dreaming of mercy | D | G A |
in your daddy's arms | Bmi | Bmi ||
3x ||: Bmi Bmi9(A) | G :||
| Bmi Bmi9(A) | G A |

Pulling out the papers from the drawers that slide smooth
Tugging at the darkness, word upon word
Confessing all the secret things in the warm velvet box
To the priest-he's the doctor, he can handle the shocks
Dreaming of the tenderness-the tremble in the hips
Of kissing Mary's lips
Dreaming of Mercy Street, wear your inside out
Dreaming of mercy in your daddy's arms again
Dreaming of Mercy Street, swear they moved that sign
Looking for mercy in your daddy's arms
Mercy, mercy looking for mercy..... Mercy, looking for mercy
Anne with her father is out in the boat | Bmi | Bmi9(A) |
Riding the water, | G |
Riding the waves | Emi |
On the sea | Bmi |

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