Ruins – Cat Stevens Song Chord/Tab and Lyric

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Ruins – Cat Stevens Song Chord/Tab and Lyric
Artist: Cat Stevens
Album/Category: Catch Bull at Four (1972)


Ruins by Cat Stevens

INTRO: D/F# G Gadd9 (x8)

[D/F#] It's so quiet in the ruins, [D/F#] walking through the old town,
[D/F#] Stones crumbling under my feet, I see s[D/F#]moke for miles around,
[D/F#] Oh, it's enough to make you weep,[D/F#] all that remains of the main street,
[D/F#] Up in the park on Sunday, [D/F#] dogs chasing, and the children playing,
Old man with his head down, can't see nothing more around?, no!

[D/F#] But he remembers how it [D/F#]used to be, back in the old days,
So nice to see you coming back in this town again,
It's nice to see a friendly face come peeping through,
Having tea in the afternoon,
So nice to see you coming back in this town again

D/F# G Gadd9 (x3)

[D/F#] Ah, but it's all changed, [D/F#] Winter turned on Man,
[D/F#] Came down one day when no one was looking, and it s[D/F#]tole away the land,
[D/F#] People running scared, losing hands[D/F#], dodging shadows of falling sand,
[D/F#] Buildings standing like empty shells, and no[D/F#]body helping no one else,
Young child with his hands high, ain't able to see no reason why?, no!

[D/F#] But he remembers how it [D/F#]used to be,
So nice to see you coming back in this town again,
It's nice to see a friendly face come peeping through,
You better know what you're going through, now!

You came back to find your home is a black horizon,
That you don't recognise, evil destruction has taken everything,
You'd better walk on the side, while you're still walking,
Just keep on walking on down the street,
Keep your distance from the people you meet,
Oh, Lord, and you'd better watch your eyes, 'cause, if smoke gets in them,
Baby, you won't rise again!
So nice to see you coming back in this town again!

D/F# G Gadd9 (x4)

[D/F#] Where's it leading to? [D/F#] Freedom at what cost?
[D/F#] People needing more, and more, and it's all g[D/F#]etting lost,
[D/F#] I want back! [D/F#] I want back!
[D/F#] Back to the time when the earth was green,
There was [D/F#] no high walls, and the sea was clean!
Don't stop that sun to shine, it's not yours or mine?, [D/F#]no!

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