From: william pilong
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 1998 12:12:41 PDT
Revised: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 19:27:42 PST

A Better Time

Intro  G  A  D   G  A  D

    D     A          Em          D        G      A       G    A
As surely   as the countdown begins our time is not our own

  D     A               Em            D          G        D        A
already   there's the breath of the wind which bleaches bare the bones

         A           D            A             D
of the deadlines we set, of the jokes we don't get

     A                   D           A
and forgetfullness that furrows the brow...

    G          A      D      G
no I'll never find a better time

        G         A
to be alive than now.


           D  A       Em           D
So I wake up,    to remainder the dream

         G          A           G   A
of personality and posture and face

       D    A        Em         D
for nothing   can remain as it seems

    G             D            A
in some perfect state of pure grace

        A           D          A         D
all we prize and protect only cause and effect

         A                        D          A
but I suspect the furrow may be guiding the plough

     G          A        D    G
and I'll never find a better time 

   G             A
to be alive than now

    G             D   A
to be alive than now.


D  A  Em  D  G  A  G  A
D  A  Em  D  G  D  Am
Am  G  F  Am (repeat 3x)
Am  G  F  Am  E


   E      B      F#m             E
No better,   no worse, much the same,

    A           B           A    B
we wait on the why and the when;

    E       B           F#m         E
no question   but we'll go   as we came

         A            E            B
with no shift in the shape of the zen

        B        E          B          E
and it is as it is and we take as we find

        B             E           B
always next season's buds on the bough...

     A          B     E       A
but I'll never find a better time

 A             B       E
hard though it is to allow

 A          B      E      A
I'll never find a better time

   A              B
to be alive than now.


 A           B             E     A
This is the life and we've only time

   A               B          E
to be alive right now, right now.

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