transcription from jonimitchell.com


Come In From The Cold

Guitar chords transcribed by Marian Russell
Tuning: DbAbDbFAbDb   "Joni" Tuning: Db75435

In working out the chords for this transcription, I referred to Mark 
Domyancich's version (which is in a different tuning).  Special thanks 
to him for the Intro figure.

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Intro:

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           Ab-----------------
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1st verse:

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Back in 1957 we had to 


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dance a foot 


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apart       And they hawk-eyed us 



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from the


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sidelines  holding their 


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rulers without a 


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heart       and so with


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just a touch of our fingers, oh, we could make our


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circuitry ex-


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plode      All we


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ever


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wanted was just to


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come in from the


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cold (come in come in come in)  Come in oh come in


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from the


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cold (come in come in - we were so young)


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oooooo            


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ooooooo  Come in (come in come in come in) Come in


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from the 


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cold


Additional verses:

We really thought we had a purpose
We were so anxious to achieve
We had hope
The world had 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
Oh come in
Come in from the cold

© 1991 Crazy Crow Music BMI

 

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