Silent Ways

When you (G) asked me
Michelle, do you (G7) love me?
(C) I did not know what to say
So I just (D7) laid down beside you
and (C) loved you in a silent(G) way (D7)

And when you asked me
To forgive you
For all your cheating days
I just laid down beside you
And forgave you in a silent way

(C) Oh, silence is golden
And words are made (G) of (G7) lead
And in the (D7) alchemy of love
Some (C) things are better left (G7) unsaid (D7)

And when you told me
You were leaving me
I did not ask you to stay
But my eyes told no lies
And my tears fell in a silent way

Captain Swing (Mercury 1989) / Captain Swing (Mighty Sound 2004)

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The real goal I’m working toward is to do something to help integrate the African and European influences of American music. I think at one time inthe history of popular music they were coming together naturally. The record companies have created a false sense of segregation. It may seem impossible to tear down, but it’s something I’m looking forward to as a life’s work.