Silk and Steel
© 1988 Stephen Savitzky. CC-by-nc-sa.
Another song about the AI guitar. I still don't know the full story behind this one--there's a big gap there.
(Drop D tuning: DADGBE; mixolydian mode)
| D5|| G|| D|| G|| A|
| || Lady Melody sleeps || dream|| ing on the || wall behind the || bar;|
|Crystal skeins of memory in a || battered old guitar.|
| G|| D|| A|| G|| D|| A|
|Re|| membering how || she || was || made, || electrons joined with || song;|
| D|| A|| D|| Dsus2|| D|
|The gentle hands that || held || her then; the || voice so clear || and || strong;|
| D5|| G|| D|| Dsus2|| G|| D|| A|
|The || way he taught her || how || to || sing, to || dream and || love and || feel,|
| D|| A|| D|| A|| C|| G|| D|
|And the warm touch of his || fin|| gers || on || her || strings of silk || and || steel|
|Lady Melody remembers all their nights of song and stars;|
|Forest walks and midnight talks and noisy crowded bars;|
|The demon-haunted night they dared to share their dream of space|
|Where all their restless friends could find a haven and a place;|
|The song the thunder sang that day when all their dreams turned real|
|Launcher's hellfire ringing through her strings of silk and steel.|
One verse instrumental -- flute or bass flute.
|But now the man who loved her has been dead these seven years;|
|She mourned the only way she could, with songs instead of tears.|
|Helped to raise the child he left to grow up proud and strong,|
|And filled the long nights dreaming in the echo of a song,|
|And waiting for some gentle touch that once more may reveal|
|The music that lies sleeping in her soul of silk and steel.|
remember to tune up!