Stone with a View

from Light of the Dawn by Keith Christmas

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Stone with a View

Tuning Open D7 Strings (6-1) DADGAC No Capo Key D7

Well I’d been on the road for 28 days
With the boys from the rock and roll band
And we pulled into town for the very last time
For what they used to call a one night stand

There were laughing girls with all kinds of people
And sunbathers out on the grass
And I SAT slumped in my seat like a stone with a view
Of the movies they made on the glass

And it’s on to the hotel
and the meaningless lobby faces
There’s a phone on your wall
and no-one you can think of to call

You catch up on the day ‘till the man comes to say
It’s time to go down to the hall

We went into the back and down to the room
With just 35 minutes to go
And the promoter came in with a smile on his face
And wished us good luck with the show

You can ask yourself all kinds of questions
You can lose a lot of sleep at nights
But in the end you’ve got to accept what you are
Without thinking oN wrongs and rights

And it’s up on to the stage
and the adrenaline starts to flow
It’s a strange kind of role
but it’s food for your body and soul

And you’re never quite so alone as when
You’re facing into those lights

WELL I went in slow and I came out fast
With the crowd ringing in my ears
But it just goes to show whatever you see
A man’s heart is never quite how it appears

Well I’ve heard people say it’s all just a game
We play for money OR glory
But just then I would have traded it all to be home
With A girl who waits for me

And there’s a dressing-room scene
and a party to say farewell
It’s the end of the line
Of this essay in logic and in time

For life’s just a scene
Where we move in between
The boundaries of heaven and hell


from Light of the Dawn, released September 1, 2009


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In a career spanning over 50 years Keith has recorded multiple albums, played acoustic guitar on Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ album, appeared at the first Glastonbury Festival in 1970 and gigged solo all over the UK and Europe.
A legendary live performer he has had a resurgence in popularity since ‘Crazy Dancing Days’ was released in December 2016 and ‘Life,Life’ in 2019
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