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Song: The Old Man's Back Again (Dedicated to the Neo-Stalinist Regime)
Artist: Scott Walker
Album: Scott 4 (1969)
Written by Noel Scott Engel


[Intro]
C#m

[Verse 1]
         G#m        E  F#
I seen a hand, I seen a vision
            E               F#     G#      C#m
It was reaching through the clouds to risk a dream
  G#m                E   F#     E                 F#     G#
A shadow crossed the sky and it crushed it to the ground
            C#m
Just like a beast
              F#         A        G#    C#m
The old man's back again, the old man's back again


[Verse 2]
               G#m             E    F#
I seen a woman standing in the snow
        E         F#               G#       C#m
She was silent as she watched them take her man
G#m                  E      F#
Teardrops burned her cheeks
        E                   F#        G#             C#m
For she thought she'd heard the shadow had left this land
                    F#    A    G# C#m
The old man's back again, the old man's back again


[Verse 3]
                        G#m         E           F#
The crowds just gather, their faces turned away
         E              F#          G#    C#m
And they queue all day like dragons of disgust
      G#          E    F#
Older women whispering
          E                     F#      G#    C#m
Wondering just what these young hotheads want of us
                               G#m                 E      F#
And 'entrez vie' he cries with eyes that ring like chimes
         E         F#      G#           C#m
His anti-worlds go spinning through his head
   G#m               E      F#
He burns them in his dreams
         E     F#          G#      C#m
For half-awake, they may as well be dead
              F#         A  G#             C#m
The old man's back again, I see he's back again


[Verse 4]
                 G#                   E    F#
I see a soldier, he's standing in the rain
                E      F#  G#        C#m
For him there's no old man to walk behind
G#              E    F#          E      F#   G#         C#m
Devoured by his pain, bewildered by the faces that pass him by
G#                E    F#            E       F#    G#            C#m
He'd like another name, the one he's got's a curse, these people cry
G#             E           F#          E          F#   G#        C#m
Why can't they understand?  His mother called him Ivan, then she died
              F#        A     G#  C#m
The old man's back again, the old man's back again
              F#         A G# C#m
I can see him back again


[Outro]
F# A G# C#m
Vocal Jazz to fade

            
            
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