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    There's a grief that can't be spoken.
There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
         E                  Am
Now my friends are dead and gone.

    Here they talked of revolution.
Here it was they lit the flame.
Here they sang about `tomorrow'
       E            Am
And tomorrow never came.

          C    C7      F
From the table in the corner
           Cm7     F7     Bb
They could see a world reborn
          G                C
And they rose with voices ringing
       Bb        A
I can hear them now!
          Dm         Dm7      Bb
The very words that they had sung
   Gm                G7
Became their last communion
F                       C6      Am
    On the lonely barricade at dawn.

    Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There's a grief that can't be spoken.
           E               Dbm
There's a pain goes on and on.

    Phantom faces at the window.
Phantom shadows on the floor.
Empty chairs at empty tables
           Ab                  Dbm
Where my friends will meet no more.

    Oh my friends, my friends, don't ask me
What your sacrifice was for
Empty chairs at empty tables
           Ab                 Dbm       Dbm7       Dbm6       Dbm
Where my friends will sing no more.
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  1. MocleXPip

    Love this song so much, Redmayne delivered such an amazing performance:-*

  2. I love this song. I may or may not have a crush on him……..


  4. This song makes me cry every time!!!
    Eddie is such a wonderful actor, and not bad looking either.

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