We Can Talk
by Richard Manuel.
Album: Music from Big Pink
For more about this song, see Peter Viney's article on "We Can Talk".
D Em7 D G We can talk about it now A It's that same old riddle only starting from the middle D Em D G I'd fix it but I don't know how A Well, we could try to reason but you might think it's treason G One voice for all F E7 A Echoing across the hall Bm G Don't give up on father clock A D A We can talk about it now D Em D G Come, let me show you how A To keep the wheels turnin' you've got to keep the engine churnin' D Em D G Did you ever milk a cow A I had the chance one day but I was all dressed up for Sunday G F Everybody, everywhere E7 A Do you really care Bm G Pick up your heads and walk A D G7 We can talk about it now C E7 F It seems to me we've been holding something underneath our tongues C E7 I'm afraid if you ever got a pat on the back F G It would likely burst your lungs A E7 A E7 Woh, stop me, if I should sound kinda down in the mouth A E7 A But I'd rather be burned in Canada than to freeze here in the south D Em Dm G Pulling that eternal plough A We've got to find a sharper blade or have a new one made D Em D G Rest awhile and cool your brow A Don't need it, no need to slave, the whip is in the grave G F No salt, no trance E7 A It's safe now to take a backward glance Bm G The leaves have turned to chalk A D A D We can talk about it now, A D We can talk about it now