IfWords & Music by David Gates
Recorded by Bread featuring David Gates, 1971 (#4)
Intro: A E7 Em7 D9 Bb+7 A Dm6 E7 007600 006400 005400 004230 003230 002220 000201 020130 A E7 Em7 D9 007600 006400 005400 004230 If a picture paints a thousand words, then why can't I paint you? Bb+7 A Dm6 E7 003230 002220 000201 020100 The words will never show the you I've come to know. A E7 Em7 D9 If a face could launch a thousand ships, then where am I to go? Bb+7 A Dm6 E7 There's no one home but you -- you're all that's left me to. Bridge: F#m Fdim(III) F#m D6 244222 003434 244222 000202 And when my love for life is running dry, C#m7-5 F#7 Bm7-5 E7 045450 242322 023230 020100 You'll come and pour your-self on me. A E7 Em7 D9 If a man could be two places at one time, I'd be with you; Bb+7 A Dm6 E7 Tomorrow and today, beside you all the way. A E7 Em7 D9 If the world should stop revolving, spinning slowly down to die, Bb+7 A Dm6 E7 I'd spend the end with you, and when the world was through, F#m Fdim(III) F#m D6 Then one by one, the stars would all go out, C#m7-5 F#7 Bm Bm7 Bm7-5 045450 242322 224432 004432 023230 Then you and I would sim - ply fly E7 A D9 Bb+7 A 020100 002220 004230 003230 002220 A - way.
While it's a little on the "new" side to fit comfortably with the overall content of this website, I've included this song because, first, it's a just-plain-beautiful song...and secondly, because it is all the more so because of the minimalism a single accoustic guitar and a single voice can bring to it. Some songs lose a lot if they don't have full accompaniment. This one loses a lot with too much.