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Amelia

Guitar chords transcribed by Marian Russell  Printer-friendly version of this piece
Tuning: CGCEGC   "Joni" Tuning: C75435

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Intro:

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1st verse:

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I was driving across the burning desert when I


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Oh    A-    melia             It was just a false a-



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Additional verses:

The drone of flying engines
Is a song so wild and blue
It scrambles time and seasons if it gets through to you
Then your life becomes a travelogue
Of picture-post-card-charms
Amelia, it was just a false alarm.

People will tell you where they've gone
They'll tell you where to go
But till you get there yourself you never really know
Where some have found their paradise
Other's just come to harm
Amelia, it was just a false alarm

I wish that he was here tonight
It's so hard to obey
His sad request of me to kindly stay away
So this is how I hide the hurt
As the road leads cursed and charmed
I tell Amelia, it was just a false alarm

A ghost of aviation
She was swallowed by the sky
Or by the sea, like me she had a dream to fly
Like Icarus ascending
On beautiful foolish arms
Amelia, it was just a false alarm

Maybe I've never really loved
I guess that is the truth
I've spent my whole life in clouds at icy altitude
And looking down on everything
I crashed into his arms
Amelia, it was just a false alarm

I pulled into the Cactus Tree Motel
To shower off the dust
And I slept on the strange pillows of my wanderlust
I dreamed of 747's
Over geometric farms
Dreams, Amelia, dreams and false alarms.

© 1976 Crazy Crow Music BMI

 

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justmec on 2010-Apr-22 at 10:39:17 GMT-5:
Joni your lyrics are as meaningful as always, I have been a fanatical fan for 40+ years and still listen to your wonderful music every day I know most of your songs by heart and can feel the emotion that you have so generously shared with the world, thank you for all the wonderful feelings that you engage our minds and hearts with. You are the one Joni, Please take care of yourself, the world needs a sane and purposeful voice in a time of chaos and uncertainty.