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"A Witness To Life"
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from the play _Time Rocker_
(Robert Wilson/Darryl Pinckney/Lou Reed, 1996)

written by Lou Reed

performed by actors, German musicians

Jun 11, 1996
Thalia Theater, Hamburg, Germany
(pre-premiere)
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        Historically helpless
        I stand without entering
        I watch at a distance
        my heart fairly melting (Away)
        Consumed yet removed
        I'm forever a witness
        a taster not a drinker
        forever
        A witness to life
        ah

        Historically passive
        I stand always waiting
        forever observing
        my heart palpitating
        Awaiting a missive
        or some sort of signal
        a kiss or a slap
        causing some sort of tingle in me

        A witness to life
        a witness to life




intro   {A}{A}           dialogue in German

        {A}{A}{A}{A}     (Historically helpless ...)
        {Bm}{Bm}{E}{E}   (Consumed yet removed ...)
        {A}{A}           (- life, ah)

        {A}{A}{A}{A}     (Historically passive ...)
        {Bm}{Bm}{E}{E}   (Awaiting a missive ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{D}     (- me, A witness to life, A witness to -)
        {A...            (- life)




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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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