transcription from jonimitchell.com


Come In From The Cold

Guitar chords transcribed by Mark Domyancich
Tuning: DbFDbFAbDb   "Joni" Tuning: Db48435

Intro:

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this chord                               this chord


Verse 1:

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Back in 1957 we had to dance a foot apart

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And they hawk-eyed us from the sidelines

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Holding their rulers without a heart

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And so with just a touch of our fingers

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Oh we could make our circuitry explode

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All we ever wanted

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Was just to come in from the cold

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Come in oh come in from the cold

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Come in come in come in

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Come in from the cold.



Same chord shapes for the next verses:



We really thought we had a purpose
We were so anxious to achieve
We had hope
The world held promise
For a slave to liberty
Freely I slaved away for something better
And I was bought and sold
And all I ever wanted
Was to come in from the cold

Come in
Come in from the cold
Oh come in
Come in from the cold

I feel your leg under the table
Leaning into mine
I feel renewed
I feel disabled
By these bonfires in my spine
I don't know who the arsonist was
Which incendiary soul
But all I ever wanted
Was just to come in from the cold

Come in
Come in from the cold
Oh come in
Come in from the cold

I am not some stone commission
Like a statue in a park
I am flesh and blood and vision
I am howling in the dark
Long blue shadows of the jackals
Are falling on a pay phone by the road
Oh, all they ever wanted
Was to come in from the cold

Come in
Come in from the cold
Oh come in
Come in from the cold

Is this just vulgar electricity
Is this the edifying fire
Does your smile's covert complicity
Debase as it admires
Are you just checking out your mojo
Or am I just fighting off growing old
All I ever wanted
Was just to come in from the cold

Come in
Come in from the cold
Oh come in
Come in from the cold

I know we never will be perfect
Never entirely clear
We get hurt and we just panic
And we strike out
Out of fear
I fear the sentence of this solitude
200 years on hold
Oh and all we ever wanted
Was just to come in from the cold

Come in
Come in from the cold
Oh come in
Come in from the cold

When I thought life had some purpose
Then I thought I had some choice
And I made some value judgments
In a self-important voice
But then absurdity came over me
And I longed to lose control
Oh all I ever wanted
Was just to come in from the cold

Come in
Come in from the cold
Please come in
Come in from the cold
Come in come in
Come in from the cold.

© 1991 Crazy Crow Music, all rights reserved.

 

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