Touch of Grey

Recordings

December 17, 1973

Chords

Intro
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
E   A E B F# B F# E   A E B F# B F#
Verses
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
B   F# B E   A E F#     B E      
B   F# B E   A E F#     B E      
F#   B   E       F#   B   E      
F#   B   A E F#   E   A E B F# B F#
Chorus
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
C#m   C#7   F#       C#   C#7   F#      
G#m   D#   C#7   F#   B7   E7   F#      

Structure

Lyrics


1. Must be getting early, clocks are running late
Paint-by-numbers morning sky, looks so phony
Dawn is breaking everywhere, light a candle, curse the glare
Draw the curtains I don't care, cause it's alright
I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive


2. I see you've got your fist out, say your piece and get out
Yes you've got the gist of it, but it's alright
Sorry that you feel that way, the only thing I meant to say
Every silver lining's got a touch of grey
I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive


c1. It's lesson to me, the ables and the Bakers and the Cs
The ABC's we all must face, and try to keep a little grace


c2. It's lesson to me, the deltas and the east and the freeze
The ABC's we all think of, and try to give a little love


3. I know the rent is in arrears, and the dog has not been fed in years
It's even worse than it appears, but it's alright
The cow is giving kerosene, kid can't read at seventeen
The words he knows are all obscene but it's alright
I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive


c1. It's lesson to me, the ables and the Bakers and the Cs
The ABC's we all must face, and try to keep a little grace


4. The shoe is on the hand that fits, there's really nothing much to it
Whistle through your teeth and spit cause it's alright
Oh well a touch of grey, kind of suits you anyway
That was all I had to say, and it's alright
I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive