Late Goodbye

Poets of the FallA slow beautiful song which was developed as a theme song for the PC Game: Max Payne 2. It uses basic chords with an edgy short and sweet intro riff… This song is based on a poem by Sam Lake. Heard it for the first time when I completed Max Payne game on my computer. It played in the background of the credits. Liked it then & there and decided to play it on my guitar!INTRO RIFF

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Verse (play twice the first 2 lines)


In our headlights, staring bleak… (1st iteration)

On the asphalt, underneath… (2nd iteration)

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           ...beer cans deer's eyes... (1st iteration)

    ...our crushed plans and my lies... (2nd iteration)

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    Lonely street signs, power lines, they keep on flashing (flashing by...)

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CHORUS:

Bm         A       Am       G6

and we keep driving into the night

    Am        D         Em

it's a late goodbye, such a late goodbye

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and we keep driving into the night

     Am         D       Em

it's a late goodbye...

VERSE 2:

Em                      Am

your breath hot upon my cheek, and we crossed, that line

Em                            Am

you made me strong when I was feeling weak, and we crossed, that one time

Bm              Am                     Em

screaming stop signs, staring wild eyes keep on flashing, (flashing by...)

(CHORUS repeats...)

BRIDGE:

Em             A                  Am           G6

the devil grins from ear to ear when he sees the hand he's dealt us

Bm           A                    Am             G6

points at your flaming hair, and then we're playing hide and seek

Bm        A            Am                      G6

I can't breathe easy here, less our trail's gone cold behind us

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till' in the john mirror you stare at yourself grown old and weak

Bm        A    Am      G6

and we keep driving into the night

    Am    D           Em

it's a late goodbye, such a late goodbye.

Bm        A    Am      G6

and we keep driving into the night

    Am    D           Em

it's a late goodbye, such a late goodbye.
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