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Only Whispering
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The secret codes, the marigolds
The twisted subway lines
The cheap motels, the dinner bells
The buzzing neon signs
The candy stores and filthy whores
The rotting picket fence
Somehow all this folderol 
Is starting to make sense

The splintered rope, the microscope
I thought I had it all figured out
The magazine, the TV screen
The faces burned with doubt
It swirled and twirled, this tiny world

Until it somehow all made sense  
This apple tree epiphany
This fleeting glimpse of common sense

    And now I�m screaming on the crowded streets
    I�m telling everyone I meet
    But no matter what try to I say, I�m only whispering

The fire codes, the one-way roads
The government conspiracy
The thin fa�ade, the red man�s god
It all just seems to clear to me
The foreign places with the hungry faces
The broke-down Chevrolet
The race to see the ending
Past the stops on the way

    And now I�m screaming on the crowded streets
    I�m telling everyone I meet

    But no matter what I try to say, I�m only whispering
    But no matter what I try to say, no one is listening

All I got�s this same old plot
And a rusty set of strings
I�ll rehearse this same old verse
Until there�s nothing left to sing

    But no matter what I try to say, I�m only whispering
    But no matter what I try to say, nobody's listening
    But no matter what I try to say, I�m only whispering

Tablature

Tuning: Standard, capo 1

Verse: 
320033 100233 032003 200232

Chorus: 
022000 200232 332010
022000 200232 332010
x02210 x20010 x32010 x54030

Solo: 
xx2000 xx4000 xx5000 x42000
xx2000 xx4000 xx5000 900xxx
332010

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  Discussion: Only Whispering

Ernesto (anon) · 8 years ago
Wonderful song! Keep on doin' your thing! I will write about you in my next newsletter (for about 6.000 guitarfans in Germany :-) Great!!
Victoria (anon) · 7 years, 11 months ago
This song is one of those that I keep wishing I could get some sheet music for. I can't play the guitar, but I play other instruments, and I would love to know how to play this song.
ishti (anon) · 5 years, 1 month ago
Excellent music. I found you from Jamendo.com. Beautiful lyrics and composition. Keep it up. I will let my friends know about you and I sure they will love you :)
Denny (anon) · 1 year, 1 month ago
Did Neil Young have a one night stand in St. Louis and you are the offsping? Looks like a modern version of "live at massey hall 1971." I'm just kiddin' with ya man, you do look Neil Young-ish though and your music is nice. Good music.

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