Changes

written by Phil Ochs

 

performed by Gene Clark/Carla Olson

 

D/B       E             A            Bm
Sit by my side, come as close as the air
D          E         C#m
Share in a memory of gray 
F#m          Bm        E               A
And wander in my words and dream about the pictures
       Bm     E     A
That I play

D/B             E           A          Bm
Green leaves of summer turn red in the fall
D               E           C#m
To brown and to yellow they fade
    F#m               Bm   E
And then they have to die, trapped within
    A           Bm      E  A
The circle time parade  of changes

D/B           E                A          Bm
Scenes of my young years were warm in my mind
D          E            C#m
Visions of shadows that shine
    F#m         Bm         E
Til one day I returned and found they were the
A              Bm      E  A
Victims of the vines   of changes

break

Bm                 E              A               Bm
Our hands will be trembling, now we're somewhere else,
D               E             C#m
One last cup of wine we will pour
     F#m               Bm         E
And  kiss you one more time and leave you on
    A             Bm        E  A
The rolling river shores    of changes.

Bm        E             A            Bm
Sit by my side, come as close as the air
D          E         C#m
Share in a memory of gray
F#m          Bm        E               A
And wander in my words and dream about the pictures
       Bm     E  A
That I play   of changes  of changes

 

 

From "True Voices"