The Hollow And The Fluted Night

Intro: F /// //// Bb /// //// Eb /// ////

Gm7          Fmaj7  Gm7                Fmaj7
This kind of ocean fails to reach the coast
Gm7        Fmaj7               Gm7   C7   A
A special famine rages at the feast
Eb             Bb                     F
The one loved most is always present least

Gm7          Fmaj7      Gm7         Fmaj7
You are the loved one, very nearly here
Gm7                  Fmaj7      Gm7   C7   A
Who did not feel so far away before
Eb         Bb                  F
But now I fear our separation more

        Eb                               Bb
   The hollow and the fluted night that weaves
   The cloth combining loves divides their lives
          Eb                       Bb
   Black velvet hills between the silver knives

        Eb                              Bb
   The sunlight on the window-sill kow-tows
   And opens up the sky to further skies
       Bb                     Eb
   For all the thousand miles to your eyes

Gm7       F      Gm7               F
The realisation daunts the both of us
Gm7               F                     Gm7   C7   A
And so we draw a deep breath through a kiss
Eb          Bb                    F
When was it ever otherwise than thus?
      Eb               Bb               F    Eb   Bb
And what goodbyes are more alone than this?
  Eb               Bb               F
What goodbyes are more alone than this?

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