ARTIST: Jethro Tull
TITLE: Skating Away (on the Thin Ice of a New Day)
Lyrics and Chords

[Capo 3 - the timing is wrong below, but the chords are right]

Meanwhile back in the year one
When you belonged to no one
You didn't stand a chance son
If your pants were undone

/ C - -A A / / / C - -D D / 

'Cause you were bred for humanity
And sold to society
One day you'll wake up in the present day
A million generations removed from expectations
Of being who you really want to be

/ D - G - / / D Dsus4 G - / Csus4 - Bb - / D G A - /

Skating away, skating away, skating away
On the thin ice of the new day-ay-ay-ay-ay

/ D - - - / x C G - / G - D - / 

So as you push off from the shore
Won't you turn your head once more
And make your peace with everyone
For those who choose to stay
Will live just one more day
To do the things they should have done

/ G - - - / D - - - / A - - D / :

And as you cross the wilderness
A-spinning in your emptiness
You feel you have to pray
Looking for a sign that the universal mind
Has written you into the passion play

/ G - - - / A - - - / - D - - / G - - - / Csus4 - F C / D G A - /


And as you cross the circle line
Well, the ice-wall creaks behind
You're a rabbit on the run
And the silver splinters fly
In the corner of your eye
Shining in the setting sun

Well, do you ever get the feeling
That the story's too damn real
And in the present tense
Or that everybody's on the stage
And it seems like you're the only
Person sitting in the audience


Skating away, skating away, skating away

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