OPENING DAY

written by Gene Clark

 

E             A        G#m    F#m
Struck by the sight of waking dreams
   A        C#m   F#m        E
At hand our time's before our eyes
E             A    G#m         F#m
Called out to look beyond what seemed
   A        C#m      F#m   E
To hear the woe an angel cry
A         D          E
In the distance the sun rose
A       D             E
Near we heard a clock chime
A        D              E
But the breeze murmured not yet
          F#m      G#m    A F#(*)     E
For there still is just a very little time
E         A           G#m     F#m
Our faces drenched by pouring rain
   A          C#m     F#m    E
We laughed as closely we had clung
E          A         G#m     F#m
Our senses keen from lack of pain
A             C#m        F#m      E
Our souls the streams of songs we sung
A          D      E
Now the shadings around us
A          D          E
Judged yet not by our sight
A      D            E
In the light of our questing
    F#m        G#m          A  F#m(*)    E  D A E
The truth came through more clearly into sight
E          A       G#m   F#m
Around the eyes of disbelief
A     C#m   F#m      E
Intoxicated by their doubt
E        A       G#m F#m
Moreover offered no relief
A         C#m      F#m     E
Afraid to look for finding out
A        D               E
Yet some danced and some sang songs
A        D        E
And some live for today
A       D         E
And around us the windows
   F#m    G#m     A       F#m(*)   E
Of wonder were unshuttered on our way

(* unsure about this, but he MAY be playing this chord on the 9th
fret rather than the 2nd. Marisa Sebastion)