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Near a little garden 
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flowers wild grasses
  
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body’s in the casket,
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 milk is in the carton
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Coffee’s on the brew and 
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cars quietly pass
  
as 
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people hear from last re
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spects, collective view.
  
The 
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face of the deceased all 
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emptied of emotion
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waiting for distortions 
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of it’s perfect features.
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In a little clearing 
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where they’ll put the coffin
  
and the
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n shuffle off and 
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afternoon is nearing
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You were once a
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live, b
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ody then you d
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ied.
  
I’ll sing your name with my ins
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trument
  
but 
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one day it will leave my ha
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nd.
G Am D C
  
I’m 
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skipping like a stone just a 
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couple skips then gone
  
to the 
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bottom of a pond where 
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sun can never go and
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resting at the bottom 
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who knows what I’ll find there
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no one can divine where 
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friends go when we’ve lost them
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movie on the plane home said “
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life is for the living”
  
as 
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I sat slowly living, 
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paralysed with boredom
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flying through the thin air 
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skimming over cities
  
and 
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isn’t it a pity 
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why we can’t grow old there.
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Doesn’t it feel 
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strange 
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to wait on this 
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change?
  
Well the pilot tips his 
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instruments knowing
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one day they will rust upon 
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land
G Am D C (end on G)
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