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Speak, Memory

Em            C
Darling, remember 
D                       Em
How this song goes
Em                  C
A camera, a photograph
D                 Em
A tragic ghost

Em                                            C        
And the ghost is me from a paperback 
D                        Em
Book you read again and again
Em                        C
You tell yourself  you don’t remember 
  D                Em
How it will end

                         D
And you go to sea
                   C
Drag your dreams 
Through the surf 
                    D
Speak, Memory 
                   C
Until the word’s
                    C      Em
No longer heard


Stay, Illusion
Come drink some wine
I want to believe 
You and I have plenty of time
There’s a book 
About my father
I am trying to write
O stay, illusion
Stay with me
Won’t you sty here  tonight

And you go to sea
Drag your dreams 
Through the surf 
Speak, Memory 
Until the word’s
No longer heard

Paint my portrait 
In a dead poet’s blood
I know she never liked to rhyme
But just this once
Paint me with forgiveness 
Paint me with love 
I want to see myself reflected
I want to know what I forgot 

And I go to sea
Drag my dreams 
Through the surf 
Speak, Memory 
Until the word’s
No longer heard