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From Sean O’Hagan’s 2019 Radum Calls, Radum Calls album. Written by Sean O’Hagan. No capo.

INTRO:

Gm7++C++C7

VERSE 1:

B♭augElect yourself to a Dm7spoken gem
Em7That might pass, unGm7celebrated and missed
B♭augElect yourself to a Dm7spoken gem
Em7Raise your glass and Gm7celebrated and missed

And F7celebrated and missed
And D6celebrated and missed

 
VERSE 2:

B♭augElect yourself to a Dm7spoken gem
Em7Banter lives, when Gm7you have ceased to exist
B♭augPull up a chair for a Dm7spoken gem
Em7Ask its name, and Gm7no one yet can resist

 
VERSE 3:

B♭augElect yourself to a Dm7spoken gem
Em7Silicon will Gm7capture its fleeting bliss

And F7no one yet can resist
And D6no one yet can resist
And D6celebrate it and missed
And D6celebrate with a list
And D6celebrate with a list

 
BRIDGE:

FMake them Gm7suffer, hear them Fsplutter
Make them Gm7bluster aimlessFly
ThereE♭maj7in lies immortaliDm7ty
In the C#folly of the eneA♭maj7my

FDon’t you Gm7freeze your head or Feyeballs
You’re emGm7bodied virtually

FThere’s an Gm7army, blessed Farmy
Sells reGm7demption jokingFly
The E♭maj7future and the past will Dm7bloom
You C#needn’t even leave your A♭maj7room

Gm7++C++C7

VERSE 4:

B♭augA title coined for a Dm7spoken gem
Em7Candles lit on Gm7every screen that fits
B♭augPull up a chair for a Dm7spoken gem
Em7Slim Panatellas, now Gm7lung disease won’t exist

So F7celebrate with your fists
And D6celebrate it and missed

 
VERSE 5:

B♭augPull out the lungs from a Dm7spoken gem
Em7Miracles will Gm7spill direct from its lips
B♭augYou cannot induce a Dm7spoken gem
EEm7ducate, nor Gm7mandate it to exist

 
VERSE 6:

B♭augThe past is balm to a Dm7spoken gem
Em7That might pass for Gm7something which did exist
But F7won’t pass and won’t be missed
A D6future bent and adrift
For D6sadness can be such bliss
AnD6nihilate this and this
And D6celebrate it and missed
And D6fantasise this and this
D6Now nostalgia has fists

 
FADE:

D6