Words & Music:
Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls)
[basic verse riff: C Gsus44 F6(9) G7 G6]
Galileo's head was on the block. The crime was looking up the truth.
And as the bombshells of my daily fears explode.
Am Em(C)/B F6(9) Gsus4
I try to trace them to my youth.
And then you had to bring up reincarnation over a couple of beers the other night.
And now I'm serving time for mistakes made by another in another lifetime.
C Gsus4 F6(9) Gsus4
How long till my soul gets it right?
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light?
Am Em(C)/B D13
I call on the resting soul of Galileo
F6(9) Gsus4 C Gsus4 F6(9) Gsus4
King of night vision, king of insight
Then I think about my fear of motion which I never could explain.
Some other fool across the ocean years ago must have crashed his little airplane.
I'm not making a joke, you know me
I take everything so seriously
If we wait for the time 'til all souls get it right
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Then at least I know there'll be no nuclear annihilation in my lifetime;
I'm still not right.
I offer thanks to those before me that's all I've got to say.
'Cause maybe you squandered big bucks in your lifetime now I have to pay.
Then again it feels like some sort of inspiration to let the next life off the hook.
She'll say, "Look what I had to overcome from my last life I think I'll write a book."
OUTRO: [over vamp: C Gsus4 F6(9) Gsus4]
How long till my soul gets it right? How long till I meet that highest light...How long?