Inside out

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1 Inside Out

A song which explains itself:- a cry from the heart at one of those points when we wonder why life isn’t working out as we thought it would.

E5 G5/E F# E5 G5/E F#5/E E5 G5/E A5/E E5 + fiddle

E5 G5/E F#5/E E5

You came for hurting people with hurting lives,

G5/E F#5/E E5

smiles on faces and pain inside.

G5/E A5/E E5

You call us to you and take our lives,

Then you give them back inside out.

E5 G5/E F#5/E E5

You warned it wasn’t easy, it never is.

G5/E F#5/E E5

Dreams get damaged our strength gives.

G5/E A5/E E5

We call to you and claim your promises,

(tacet chords)

‘Cos you’re turning us inside out.

A5 C/A B/A A5

Are you melting us into something good?

C/A B/A A5

Are you moulding us to be the way we should?

C/A D/A A5

Will our water run clear when we lay down the wood?

(tacet chords)

Do we need to be inside out?

E5 G5/E F#5/E E5

You came for hurting people with hurting lives,

G5/E F#5/E E5

smiles on faces, pain inside.

G5/E A5/E E5

You call us to you and take our lives,

Then you give them back inside out.

Instrumental

A5 C/A B/A A5

Well you said that when we’re weak that’s when we’re strong,

C/A B/A A5

But that’s hard to believe when it’s all going wrong,

C/A D/A A5

We just hold onto you ‘cos that’s where we belong,

(tacet chords)

While you’re turning us inside out.

E5 G5/E F#5/E E5

You came for hurting people with hurting lives,

G5/E F#5/E E5

smiles on faces and pain inside.

G5/E A5/E E5

You call us to you and take our lives,

Then you give them back inside out.

© 1988 Margaret Scott