Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Tabs

Where Do We Go Now But Nowhere

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            "Where Do We Go Now But Nowhere"
 

  Gm             Cm
I remember a girl so very well
   Gm               F
The carnival drum all mad in the air
   Gm                          Cm
Grim reapers and skeletons and a missionary bell
   Bb                   F
O where do we go now but nowhere

   Gm               Cm
In a colonial hotel we fucked up the sun
   Gm               F
And then we fucked it down again
   Gm               Cm
Well the sun goes up and the sun goes down
   Bb                      F
Going round and around but nowhere

   Gm                  Cm
The kitten that padded and purred on my lap
   Gm                  F
Now swipes at my face with the paw of a bear
  Gm                           Cm
I turn the other cheek and you lay into that
   Bb                F
O where do we go now but nowhere

Chorus:
          Eb                       F
   O wake up my love my lover wake up
          Eb                       F
   O wake up my love my lover wake up

       Gm                       Cm
Across clinical benches with nothing to talk
        Gm                        F
Breathing tea and biscuits and the Serenity Prayer
         Gm                   Cm
While the bones of our child crumble like chalk
  Bb                     F
O where do we go now but nowhere
 
   Gm               Cm
I remember a girl so bold and so bright
Gm                            F
Loose-limbed and laughing and brazen and bare
     Gm                          Cm 
Sits gnawing her knuckles in the chemical light
  Bb                     F
O where do we go now but nowhere
 
   Gm                     Cm
You come for me now with a cake that you've made
  Gm                   F
Ravaged avenger with a clip in your hair
        Gm                      Cm
Full of glass and bleach and my old razorblades
  Bb                     F
O where do we go now but nowhere

Chorus:
          Eb                         F
   O wake up, my love, my lover wake up
          Eb                         F
   O wake up, my love, my lover wake up

          Gm                           Cm
If they'd give me my clothes back then I could go home
     Gm                        F
From this fresh, this clean, antiseptic air
  Gm                       Cm
Behind the locked gates an old donkey moans
  Bb                     F
O where do we go now but nowhere

 Gm                  Cm 
Around the duck pond we grimly mope
Gm                         F
Gloomily and mournfully we go rounds again
    Gm                           Cm
And one more doomed time and without much hope
      Bb                  F
Going round and around to nowhere

         Gm                     Cm
From the balcony we watched the carnival band
    Gm                         F
The crack of the drum a little child did scare
      Gm                          Cm
I can still feel his tiny fingers pressed in my hand
  Bb                     F
O where do we go now but nowhere

   Gm                 Cm
If I could relive one day of my life
   Gm                  F
If I could relive just a single one
Gm                  Cm
You on the balcony, my future wife
  Bb                        F
O who could have known, but no one

Chorus:
          Eb                         F
   O wake up, my love, my lover make up 
          Eb                         F
   O wake up, my love, my lover make up    

Added On May 1st, 2014

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