'The Late Great Townes Van Zandt' -1972 [intro] G F C [verse] C G F C when the bandits have stolen your jewellery and gone F C and your crippled young gypsy has grown tall and strong F G F C and your dead misconceptions have proven you wrong C F G well then, Princess, where you planning to turn to? [verse 2] C G F C when your magazine memory has spun you around F C and you realise your lovers were just painted clowns F G F C and outside your window you start hearing sounds C F G where they're building a cross for to burn you [chorus] F G C F when all your bright scarlet turns slowly to blue G F C will you stop and decide that it's over? [verse 3] C G F C when your tear drops go sour and no longer fall F C to splash cross the virgin that lives down the hall F G F C and spends all her nights with an ear to your wall C F G well then, what will you have you can offer? [verse 4] C G F C when the fire dancers finish and leave you alone F C with nothing but embers and sacks full of stone F G F C that hang 'round your neck slicing through to the bone C F G will there be a place for your laughter? [chorus] F G C F when all your bright scarlet turns slowly to blue G F C will you stop and decide that it's over? [verse 5] C G F C when your shattered illusions come a-tumbling home F C and all of your butchers you've nourished have grown F G F C and they're suddenly able to leave you alone C F G and they run like slaves that are set free [verse 6] C G F C when your questions are answered and your pleading is done F C and your mind starts a-screaming that you ain't the one F G F C that once dwelled within you, will you turn? will you run? C F G But, Princess, will you come home and get me? [chorus] F G C F when all your bright scarlet turns slowly to blue G F C will you stop and decide that it's over?