The Other End of the Telescope

The Other End of the Telescope

The Other End of the Telescope


From the Til Tuesday album “Everything's Different Now” 1988

Capo 3

C        G          D         G
Shall we agree that just this once
    Em              D
I'm gonna change my life
C         G       D    G   Em              F
Until its just as tiny or important as you like
       C              G      D            C
And in time, we won't even recall that we spoke
                  G      D         C
Words that turned out to as big as smoke
     Em       D              G
Like smoke disappears in the air
        C      Em        D          G
There's always something smoldering somewhere


  D                    C             G
I know it don't make a difference to you
    D                 C             G
But Oh it sure made a difference to me
       Em     D          C          G
You'll see me off in the distance I hope
             Am
At the other end
             C   D      C/g.  G
At the other end of the telescope


There was a time not long ago I dreamt the world was flat
All the colors bled away and that was that
And in time, I could only believe in one thing
The sky was just phorphorus stars hung on a string
And you swore that they'd always be mine
When you can pull them down anytime

I know it don't make a difference to you
But Oh it sure made a difference to me
You'll see me off in the distance I hope
At the other end
At the other end of the telescope

D                    C           G
There there baby now don't say a word
D                    C           G
Lie down baby your vision is blurred
     Em      D         C            G
your head is sore from all of that thinking
  Em
I don't want to hurt you now
    Am             C
But I think you're sinking
   Am
(I think you're sinking)

Your half-naked ambition and your half out of your wits
And though your wristwatch always works
Your necktie never fits
Now its so hard to pick the reciever up and when I call
I never noticed you could be so small
The answer was under your nose
        C        D      G
But the question never arose

  D                      C           G
I know it don't make a difference to you
    D                     C          G
But Oh it sure made a difference to me
         Em      D          C          G
When you find me here at the end of my rope
         Em       D           C        G
When the head and heart of it finally elope
        Em     D          C          G     Em   D
You can see us off in the distance I hope

             Am
At the other end
             C   D       C/g   G      C      G
At the other end of the telescope

By Elvis Costello

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