Wm. Pollock's Pianobook

Ashes of American Flags


D                  G
The cash machine   is blue and green
D                           G
For a hundred in twenties   and a small service fee
Em                              A
I could spend three dollars     and sixty-three cents
D                    G
On diet coca-cola    and unlit cigarettes

D      G      D      G

Em                                     A
I wonder why we listen to poets   when nobody gives a fuck
D           D7         G
How hot and sorrowful, this machine begs for luck

F#m      G      B
All my lies are always wish-es
Em                         A                        D   
............I know I would die if I could come back new
  G       D        G

I want a good life     with a nose for things
A fresh wind and bright sky     to enjoy my suffering
A hole without a key     if I'd break my tongue
Speaking of tommorrow,     how will it ever come?


I'm down on my hands and knees
Everytime the doorbell rings
I shake like a toothache
When I hear myself sing


I would like to salute     the ashes of american flags
And all the falling leaves    filling up shopping bags