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Electric Skies

Lyrics and Music ©1990 by Bill Roper


I was suffering from a bit of writer's block before I wrote this song. Gretchen blamed work. And there was also Windycon, ISFiC, ISFiC Press, Capricon...

And little girls, but we count them on the list of good things. :)

This song has nothing to do with any of those.

  Dsus2
I know I must be dreaming
         A7sus4
That Iím lying safe in bed,
      Am7/G
But I hear a distant screaming
          Dsus2
Thatís an echo in my head.

The voice is so familiar
     A7sus4
As I strain to recognize
      Am7/G
And I know this stormís a killer
       G/D
As the wind begins to rise.

(Chorus)
  Dmadd9
I thought I heard you calling
      Cadd9
And I thought I heard your voice.
   G7/D
It said that you were falling
        Dmadd9
And you didnít have a choice.

Underneath electric skies,
    Cadd9
Iím listening to hear your cries
        G7/D
And the wind is shrieking, telling lies,
           A7sus4                   Dsus2
And itís a long, long way until the morning,
           A7sus4                    Dsus2
And itís a long, long time until the day.

I know what I am hearing,
That youíre lost and canít be found
And your voice is disappearing
As Iím trapped here on the ground.
Somewhere you are falling free,
A prisoner of the sky.
Somewhere you are calling me
And I need to learn to fly.

(Bridge)
  G/D
I stand upon the precipice
         Dsus2
And Iíve got to take the dive.
     G/D
Iíve got to fly, Ďcause if I miss,
   Dsus2
We wonít leave here alive.
       Cadd9			G/D
In the lightning and the thunder,
     Dsus2
I am left to look within
     Amadd4             Em7
With one last chance to wonder
     A7sus4                      A7
If I have a chance to win.

For a moment, I am falling,
But Iím learning how to steer.
Far off, your voice is calling
And itís all that I can hear.
I see you and I catch you
And I hold you in my arms.
The wind still tries to snatch you,
But tonight youíre safe from harm.

(Bridge)
And I do not question why weíre here
In the middle of the night,
Or why my arms should draw you near,
Or why I dream of flight.
And as the rain is streaming
In my eyes to make me blind,
I wonder what youíre dreaming
On the far side of your mind.

(Chorus twice)
           A7sus4                   Dsus2
And itís a long, long way until the morning,
           A7sus4                    Dsus2
And itís a long, long time until the day.