Remnants - Chords, Lyrics and Origins

Origins

Peter Birkett composed the lyrics for this song and I came up with the melody. “Remnants” is a song about what is left after an affair which should have lasted. 

This version of Remnants is included in my album of original material, 'Footprints'. You can download Remnants at the i-Tunes store and find out more about me at www.peterwebster.org.uk.

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Chords

       C                          F
The remnants of my letter

               Dm7                     G          G7
Are just fragments in the wind;

        C                       F           G       G7
You let them go so easy;

               C                      F             G       G7
Yes you let them go so easy.


                 
C                        F
Now it's a mighty stormy day

                
F        C           G7
And we'll never piece together


             C                                       F          G     G7
What I thought we might have been.

                    
C                                F
It's all been scattered now; too late


                                 G        G7
To find ourselves a way.




Chorus

                 Am7            Em7
So I'm in pieces once again,

      
Bb              F         G7
I'm locked out in the rain

        Am7                   Em7
The night is coming down;

        Bb            F             G7
The remnants can't be found;


                  
C                F
And if you go away tonight,

          
F                               G
If you take that midnight flight,


                      C                        F
Then all my world will fail.

                
Dm7                      G
It will be scattered in your sky-


G7      C                       F  C  F
-High vapour trail.

Lyrics

The remnants of my letter

Are just fragments in the wind,

You let them go so easy;

Yeah, you let them go so easy.

Now it's a mighty stormy day

And I'll never piece together

What I thought we might have been,

It's been scattered now - too late

To find ourselves a way.

 

Chorus

So I'm in pieces yet again;

I'm locked out in the rain.

The night is coming down;

The remnants can't be found

If you go away tonight,

If you take that midnight flight,

Then all myworld has failed;

It will be scattered in your sky-high vapour trail.

 

The remnants of my words

Lost in the cross-winds of the storm.

You didn't listen to me.

No you didn't listen to me

To hear what I might say.

There's not a single chance that we can

Have it just as warm

As it used to be

Before this stormy day.

 

Repeat Chorus

 

The remnants of my life

Now hold together by a thread

And if you broke it;

Yeah, if you broke it

My hopes would be in air.

I can't describe the chaos playing round

Inside my head.

If I let go,

I don't see that you'd care.

 

Repeat Chorus

 

Copyright © Peter Webster and Peter Birkett 2007

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