Talking to the Dead (Again)

from Crazy Dancing Days by Keith Christmas

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Talking to the Dead (Again)

Tuning Open Bmaj
No Capo
Key B


I had a dream of a man I knew, toured with him in '72
Up and down the country in my car
We laughed and joked, drank and toked, he was jazz and I was folk
Even then I knew that he'd go far

I was on the road just out of school, I thought he was the quintessence of cool

I dreamed he turned up at my door, dressed in the same clothes he wore
I threw my arms around him said, “It’s so good to see you again”
Then I asked him how he was, but I knew that that was wrong because
I know he died in Spain
I've been talking to the dead, again

I was driving down a road in France, found myself, just by chance
Talking to my best friend of them all
A bit about this a bit about that, just inconsequential chat
Nothing really much as I recall

He was just the same as always was, never changing with the years because

I don't think that I'm crazy for you see
Some part of his soul lives on with me
And the memories left behind, remake the person in my mind
And I drove on through the rain
Talking to the dead, again

I'd be rich, if I had, money for the times I told my dad
“Sorry for all my youthful pride”
All the stupid things I did, all the feelings that I hid
The love I should have shown and kept inside

He's always there, a strong man in his prime, and he forgives me every time

Seems to me it's just one of those things we do
Like trying to weave the threads of life anew
They come to me they're always strong, there's never a sign of anything wrong
Their faces forever freed from pain
When I'm talking to the dead, again


from Crazy Dancing Days, track released December 9, 2017


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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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