Echoes

written by Gene Clark

 

Gene Clark vocals/acoustic guitar
Chris Hillman bass
Mike Clarke drums
Leon Russell keyboards
Bill Rinehart guitar
Glen Campbell guitar

 

 

C Bb
On the streets you look again
C
At the places you have been
G
Or the moments that you thought
D
Where am I going
Bb
Though the walls are like the dead
C
They reflect the things you've said
G D
And the echoes in your head continue showing
C
Here the castles you can build
Am
Out of dreams you have fullfilled
Em
Won't keep out all of the ill wind that is blowing
C
And you'll look still for a trace
Fmaj7
Of an opening in a place
C C Bb C
Where you'll find the life that you were used to knowing


C Bb
You can walk out in the night
C
And be sure that its all right
G D
To exaggerate the world that's only being
Bb
You can watch Regina dance
C
Through the crystal panes of glass
G D
Yet you know that there's so much that she's not seeing
C
Still you hold one precious thought
Am
After all this time you've sought
Em
That she might be just protecting what she longs for
C
And her eyes are veiled with black
Fmaj7
Cause she plays she can look back
C C# B C#
At the love she wanted so, now says is no more


B
The lights go on, commense the cold
C#
As your senses will be sold
G# D#
To the parrot watchers mimicing no reasons
B
To pretend that what they are
C#
From the fact completely far
G# D#
While the truth may be betrayal, lies and treason
C#
Build their towers in the sand
A#m
Don the roles of their command
Fm
When their kingdom is the innocence they're stealing
C#
And infection easily spreads
F#maj7
Through the searching, twisted heads
C# B C#
As they team up to tear down each others feelings

 

From Gene Clark "Gene Cark with the Gosdin Brothers"
Columbia Records 1966