Walk Away (Difford/Tilbrook)
Intro:  G Bm G Bm



G

A black and white photograph

   Bm

of me up the garden path

G

wrapped up in my football scarf

   Bm

it sits here in my hand

G

and there mother smothered me

    Bm

and how she would mother me

    G

she knew how to suffer me

     Bm

like all mothers can

F          C

Now she is everywhere

    Am                     G#

the comb that runs through my hair

Eb         Cm

my posture on a chair

    G

but that's not who I am



G Bm G Bm



G

He ran from the arguments

    Bm

and sat on the garden fence

    G

and lived in the passing tense

     Bm

that fell from her lips

G

he tended the house so well

    Bm

and each time she rang his bell

     G

he'd climb back from where he fell

    Bm

and gathered his wits

F              C

Now I fear the mold is mine

  Am        G#

a vibration shakes my spine

Eb            Cm

as I walk the crooked line

  G

reality hits



CHORUS

               E            G C A

So let me walk free from you

                E          G C A

I know that you want me to

           E             G C A

let me try something new

             Bb

let me walk away

Bb

If it's not one thing it's your mother

F              C

how I love her how I love her

C

how I love her

Bb

but it's not so easy to say

F

please won't you let me walk away

       C                A

let me walk away let me walk away



INSTRUMENTAL

A C#m Em Bm  A C#m Em Bm



A

So let me walk on my own

    C#m

and finish my ice cream cone

   Em

if we are to make it home

     Bm

then all will be well

A

look see I'm a father now

    C#m

I'm raising my own eyebrow

    Em

and being in my own row

    Bm

and making life hell

F              C

This is me see here I am

Am             G#

doing the best that I can

Eb              Cm

this life has a subtle plan

    G

but you couldn't tell



REPEAT CHORUS

Transcribed by Dave Winthrop, davidwin@i-2000.com