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The Late Show – Jackson Browne            (Album: Late for the Sky)

G                                      C
Everyone I've ever known has wished me well
   G                                     C
Anyway that's how it seems, it's hard to tell
      G           D                        C
Maybe people only ask you how you're doing
              G           D              D#dim             Em    G
'Cause that's easier than letting on how little they could care
C            C#dim                  G/D    B7       Em
But when you know that you've got a real friend somewhere
Am                                  D
Suddenly all the others are so much easier to bear

G                                          C
Now to see things clear it's hard enough I know
             G                      C
While you're waiting for reality to show
        G               D
Without dreaming of the perfect love
    C                 G
And holding it so far above
            D                     D#dim             Em     G
That if you stumbled onto someone real, you'd never know
(You'd never know)
You could be with somebody who is lonely too
(Sometimes it doesn't show)
He might be trying to get across to you
(Words can be so slow)
               C#dim       G/D        B7/D#    Em
When your own emptiness is all that's getting through
              Am                                               D   
There comes a point when you're not sure why you're still talking
I passed that point long ago
      G7       C
(Long ago)

Now I'm so tired of all this circling
D             D#dim           Em         
And all these glimpses of the end
(You know it's useless to pretend)
That's all the voices say:
G          D/F#     Em
"You'll go right on circling
Am                              D
Until you've found some kind of friend"

G                                      C
I saw you through the laughter and the noise
         G                                 C
You were talking with the soldiers and the boys
           G                 D
While they scuffled for your weary smiles
  C                        G
I thought of all the empty miles

        D                     D#dim            Em
And the years that I've spent looking for your eyes
G                        C
(Looking for your eyes)
And now I'm sitting here wondering what to say
(That you might recognize)
Afraid that all these words might scare you away
(And break through the disguise)
            C#dim             D      B7/D#   Em
No one ever talks about their feelings anyway
Without dressing them in dreams and laughter
D                                G          G7                      
I guess it's just too painful otherwise

|C            |G           |D     D#dim   |Em     G     |
|C            |G D/F#  Em  |Am            |D            |

It's like you're standing in the window
     Em           G
Of a house nobody lives in
        C                           D
And I'm sitting in a car across the way
(Let's just say)
It's an early model Chevrolet
(Let's just say)
                      G      D/F#
It's a warm and windy day
Em         Em/D#
You go and pack your sorrow
    G/D               A7/C#
The trash man comes tomorrow
         C               D               G
Leave it at the curb and we'll just roll away

|C            |G              |C          |G                |   
|C            |G              |C          |G    (car door)  |   
|C            |G   (car door) |C        D |Em      Em/D#    |   
|G/D    A7/C# |C       D      |G          ||     

Tabbed by Gerard Koot (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – may 2007
email: gerardkoot@hotmail.com
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