Endgame

Released at August 28, 1993

Release date:

August 28, 1993

Copyright:

Virgin Records Ltd.

Length:

2:21

Status:

Official

Publisher:

1993 by Opium (Arts) Ltd. for all countries.

Lyrics

Transcribed by Andrew (sakurahigh@frenziedsilence.com)

    A         G         F#m       D         E         A7
    xo   o     xooo               xxo       o   oo    xo
    ||||||    ||||||    ||||||    ||||||    |||0||    ||||||
    ||000|    ||||||    0||000    |||0|0    |00|||    ||000|
    ||||||    0||||0    ||||||    ||||0|    ||||||    |||||0
    ||||||    ||||||    |00|||    ||||||    ||||||    ||||||
    ||||||    ||||||    ||||||    ||||||    ||||||    ||||||
      123     2    3    134111       132     231        1234


4/4

A    |  A    |  A    |  A    |

A
 I just sank into sleep
     A                        G      F#m
 The conversation wasn't worth repeating
A
 Faith would start the morning off
    A                                     G    F#m
 By judging love, she had finally found me wanting
D                              A               E
 She said that I was born with one foot in the door
  D                             A                   G
 "Displays of affection but you don't know what it's for"
     E                  D
 And Jesus said, "Don't worry, son
        A                 G   A          |  A    |
 That's just the sound of God laughing"

A
 Her room was quite a mess
     A                          G        F#m
 The court said I had no defense against her
A
 Her bags were packed, the doors are closing
     A                             G    F#m
 The three-day truce of hostilities was over
D                             A               E
 I thought I'd notice when my tail was in the fire
       D                                A              G
 She'd dress the wounds with vitriol to keep the burns alive
     E                   D
 And Jesus said, "If you listen good,
        A                 G   A          |  A    |  A    |  A    | 
 You'll hear the sound of God laughing"

A
 Last chances is in the car
     A                              G    F#m
 The fine white lines are leading to the station
A
 I'll start the journey off
 A                               G    F#m
 Defining love with a thousand explanations
D                                  A                 E
 Rows of telegraph poles where the railway meets the sea
 D                             A          G
 Counting crucifixions on this road to Calvary
         E                     D
 And the DJ said, "You've been listening to
     A                  G   A          |  A    |
 The wonderful sound of God laughing"
     E                       D
 And Jesus said, "Well, it's over once
        A                  G       A          |  A    |  A7    ||
 You've heard the sound of God____ laughing"
</pre>I just sank into sleep, the conversation wasn't worth repeating
Faith would start the morning off by judging love she'd finally found me wanting
She said that I was born with one foot in the door
Displays of affection but you don't know what it's for
And Jesus said "Don't worry son, that's just the sound of God laughing"

The room was quite a mess, the court said I had no defence against her
The bags were packed, the doors were closing, the three day truce of hostilities was over
I thought I'd notice when my tail was in the fire
She dressed the wounds with vitriol to keep the burns alive
And Jesus said "If you listen good you'll hear the sound of God laughing"

Last chances in the car, the fine white lines are leading to the station
I'll start the journey off defining love with a thousand explanations
Rows of telegraph poles where the railway meets the sea
Counting crucifixions on this road to Calvary
And the DJ said "You've been listening to the wonderful sound of God laughing"
And Jesus said "Well it's over once you've heard the sound of God laughing"
Video

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Beautiful song. Only published on hard to find single.

Personnel:

Guitar, keyboards, vocals – David Sylvian
Guitar, frippertronics – Robert Fripp
Grand and tenor stick – Trey Gunn
Treatments – David Bottrill
Drums – Jerry Marotta
Percussion – Marc Anderson

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