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"Big Sky"
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album _Ecstasy_
(Lou Reed, 2000)

written by Lou Reed
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        Big sky, big sky holding up the sun
        big sky, big sky holding up the moon
        Big sky holding down the sea
        but it can't hold us down anymore

        Big sky holding up the stars
        big sky holding Venus and Mars
        Big sky catch you in a jar
        but it can't hold us down anymore

        Big sky, big enormous place
        big wind blow all over the place
        Big storm wrecking havoc and waste
        but it can't hold us down anymore

        Ooohhh, big goals, big ambitious goals
        big talk, talking till I fold
        Big wind talking through torrential love
        but it can't hold us down anymore

        Big sin, big sin, big original sin
        paradise where I've never been
        Big snake break the skin
        but you can't hold us down anymore

        A big house holds a family
        a big room it holds you and me
        It's a big mess and baby makes three
        and you can't hold us down anymore

        Big news, they're out of their heads
        big-big-big news, let's fuck them instead
        There's a big joke did they think we were monks
        but they can't hold us down anymore

        A big doll, big enormous eyes
        big love holds you in a vise
        A big man who cut them down to size
        they can't hold us down anymore

        Big sky, big sky holding up the sun
        big sky holding, holding up the moon
        Big sky holding down the sea
        but it can't hold us down anymore

        Oh, big doll, big enormous eyes
        big love holds you in a vise
        A big man who cut them down to size, ah
        they can't hold us down anymore

        Oh-oh, big sky
        big sky
        Big sky
        ah, they can't hold us down anymore



intro   .x}                  drums
        {A}{A}{E}{E}
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}
        {A}                  (Big -)

        {A}{A}{E}{E}         (- sky, big sky holding up the sun ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}   (- sky holding down the sea ...)
        {A}                  (Big -)

        {A}{A}{E}{E}         (- sky holding up the stars ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}   (- sky catch you in a jar ...)
        {A}

guitar  {A}{A}{E}{E}
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}
        {A}                  (Big -)

        {A}{A}{E}{E}         (- sky, big enormous place ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}   (- storm wrecking havoc and waste ...)
        {A}                  (Ooohhh, big -)

        {A}{A}{E}{E}         (- goals, big ambitious goals ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}   (- wind talking through torrential ...)
        {A}

guitar  {A}{A}{E}{E}
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}
        {A}                  (Big -)

        {A}{A}{E}{E}         (- sin, big sin, big original sin ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}   (- snake break the skin ...)
        {A}                  (A big -)

        {A}{A}{E}{E}         (- house holds a family ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}   (- mess and baby makes three ...)
        {A}                  (Big -)

        {A}{A}{E}{E}         (- news, they're out of their ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}   (- big joke did they think we ...)
        {A}                  (A big -)

        {A}{A}{E}{E}         (- doll, big enormous eyes ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}   (- man who cut them down to size ...)
        {A}

guitar  {A}{A}{E}{E}
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}
        {A}                  (Big -)

        {A}{A}{E}{E}         (- sky, big sky holding up the sun ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}   (Big sky holding down the sea ...)
        {A}                  (Oh, big -)

        {A}{A}{E}{E}         (- doll, big enormous eyes ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}   (- man who cut them down to size ...)
        {A}                  (Oh-oh, big -)

        {A}{A}{E}{E}         (- sky, big sky)
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}   (Big sky, ah, they can't hold us ...)
        {A}

guitar  {A}{A}{E}{E}
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}
        {A}

        {A}{A}{E}{E}
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}
        {A}

        {A}{A}{E}{E}
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}
        {A}

        {A}{A}{E}{E}
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}
        {A}

        {A}{A}{E}{E}
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}
        {A}

coda    {A}{A}{E}{E}
        {F#m}{F#m}{D/E}{A}
        {A....               feedback guitar




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thanks: Taco Veenstra (taco@tppveenstra.myweb.nl)
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They are the exact words he sings,
not just lyrics I copied from the booklet.



Big sky
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Big sky, big sky holding up the sun
Big sky, big sky holding up the moon
Big sky holding down the sea
But it can't hold us down anymore

Big sky holding up the stars
Big sky holding Venus and Mars
Big sky catch you in a jar
But it can't hold us down anymore

Big sky big enormous place
Big wind blow all over the place
Big storm wrecking havoc and waste
But it can't hold us down anymore

O big goals big ambitious goals
Big talk, talking till I fold
Big wind, talking through torrential love
But it can't hold us down anymore

Big sin, big sin, big original sin
Paradise where I've never been
Big snake break the skin
But you can't hold us down anymore

A big house holds a family
A big room it holds you and me
It's a big mess and baby makes three
And you can't hold us down anymore

Big news they're out of their heads
Big big big news let's fuck them instead
There's a big joke did they think we were monks
But they can't hold us down anymore

A big doll, big enormous eyes
Big love holds you in a vise
A big man who cut them down to size
They can't hold us down anymore

Big sky, big sky holding up the sun
Big sky, holding, holding up the moon
Big sky holding down the sea
But it can't hold us down anymore

Ooohhh big doll, big enormous eyes
Big love holds you in a vise
A big man who cut them down to size
Oh, they can't hold us down anymore

Ooohhh big sky
Big sky
Big sky
Aahh, they can't hold us down anymore


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