Wonderful Life – Black (Colin Vearncombe)


original from 1987
https://youtu.be/WYkcLmmUUgg
Phil Collins ruins it! (I thought it was Fatso kicking in there)

The lyrics are pulled straight from Black’s site. The chords I’ve stuck on as they sound best to me. There are quite a few versions out there so this is mine how I currently do it. Anyone who knows me will not be at all surprised that I currently play it as on acoustic 12-string guitar like “Zombie Dance” from my “Crawling Chaos” days. Givvus a while and I’ll release it! There’s a version on Colin’s site which has similar chords, down-tuned a semitone, and with a bass picking out a slightly different path. It’s well different to his original from the 80’s.

This is a Strangely Perfect take on the track, as promised (added 6 March 2008). It’s the first thing I’ve put down since 1985… (Remixed with Gongyo Bell addition 18 March 2008)

I’ve always liked it. It’s been in my head a lot recently, enough to get me to transpose it to paper!

INTRO:

Em G Em C D

Em D G D Em

VERSE 1:

Em                         G

Here I go out to sea again

Em

The sunshine fills my hair

G        D

and dreams hang in the air

Em                                             G

Gulls in the sky and in my blue eyes

Em

You know it feels un-fair

G        D

There’s magic every-where

Em                Am

Look at me standing

Em                  Am

Here on my own again

CHORUS:

VERSE 2:

Em                                                            G

The sun’s in your eyes, the heat is in your hair

Em

They seem to hate you

G      D

Because you’re there

Em                                            G

And I need a friend, oh I need a friend

Em

to make me happy

G        D

Not stand there on my own

Em                Am

Look at me standing

Em                   Am

Here on my own again

CHORUS:

VERSE 3:

Em                                   G

I need a friend, oh I need a friend

Em

to make me happy

G     D

Not so alone

Em                Am

Look at me here

Em                 Am

Here on my own again

CHORUS:


CHORUS:

Em                             Am            G    Am

Up straight in the sunshine

Em          G

No need to run and hide

Em                C                   D

It’s a wonderful, wonderful life

Em        G

No need to laugh or cry

Em                C                   D

It’s a wonderful, wonderful life

By Strangely

Founding member of the gifted & talented band, "The Crawling Chaos" from the North-East of England.