Words & Music:

Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls)


[basic verse riff:  C  Gsus44  F6(9) G7  G6]


Galileo's head was on the block.  The crime was looking up the truth.

And as the bombshells of my daily fears explode.

         Am    Em(C)/B    F6(9)  Gsus4

I try to trace them to my youth.

And then you had to bring up reincarnation over a couple of beers the other night.

And now I'm serving time for mistakes made by another in another lifetime.



    C            Gsus4        F6(9)   Gsus4

How long till my soul gets it right?

Can any human being ever reach that kind of light?

              Am      Em(C)/B D13

I call on the resting soul of Galileo

        F6(9)      Gsus4      C      Gsus4  F6(9)  Gsus4

King of night vision, king of insight


Then I think about my fear of motion which I never could explain.

Some other fool across the ocean years ago must have crashed his little airplane.





Am               F/A

I'm not making a joke, you know me

       F#dim/A         F/A

I take everything  so  seriously

      Am                 F/A

If we wait for the time 'til all souls get it right

     Gsus4         F6(9)      Gsus4   F6(9)              C        Gsus4

Then at least I know there'll be no nuclear annihilation in my lifetime;

    F6(9)   Gsus4

I'm still not right.


I offer thanks to those before me that's all I've got to say.

'Cause maybe you squandered big bucks in your lifetime now I have to pay.

Then again it feels like some sort of inspiration to let the next life off the hook.

She'll say, "Look what I had to overcome from my last life I think I'll write a book."




OUTRO:  [over vamp:  C  Gsus4  F6(9) Gsus4]

How long till my soul gets it right? How long till I meet that highest light...How long?


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