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Look At Me

Lyrics and Music ©2003 by Bill Roper


Gretchen was the one who first noted that "Winter Waltz" and "Shades of Gray" seem to belong in the same universe. I was at Chambanacon when I stopped to think about it with guitar in hand and discovered that one of the characters had something to say.

Remarkably, this is the hero of the piece.

	Em/B         Dsus              C/G
	Creatures of darkness fear the creatures of the light.
	        Em/B         Dsus           C/G	
	You can tell for you never see them wander but at night.
	        Em/B          Dsus                 C/G
	Glowing silver in the moonlight, if you're looking you may find
	          Em/B                Dsus           C/G
	There are creatures not quite human that are looking for your mind.
	          Em7 A7 Em7 A7		             Em7 A7 Em7 A7
	So if you see, 			then look at me.

          Em7           A7                  Em7             A7
There are shadows to disarm you.  There are shadows you can fight.
          G                Am7                Cmaj7
There are shadows who will call your name and take you in the night.
        Em7               A7                 Em7           A7
And you might survive the shadows, you might make a safe return,
       G             Am7              Cmaj7
If you only knew the secrets  if you had the chance to learn.
          Em7 A7 Em7 A7		             Em7 A7 Em7 A7
So if you see, 			then look at me.


There are patterns of protection that are known to just a few.
There are patterns in the moonlight and the stars when moon is new.
There are patterns in the breezes.  There are patterns in the wind.
There are patterns that could save you if you'd only just begin.
So if you see, then look at me.

There is sense and there is reason, but when reason makes no sense
Weaving patterns out of chaos is your last line of defense.
And the knowledge that I offer would be cheap at any price,
But there's no way I can help you if you won't take my advice.
So if you see, then look at me.

I am not what you expected and I don't fit in your plan,
For though I am touched by power, you will find I'm still a man.
And before your lesson's over, many prices you will pay.
So if you would survive it, you will do just what I say.
So if you see, then look at me.

	Creatures of darkness cannot take you in the night
	If you bind them up in patterns woven well with air and light.
	And the pattern's glowing silver and the pattern's glowing gold,
	And a creature, still quite human, wonders how he got this old.
	So if you see, then look at me.


	Then look at me.