Skating Away (On The Thin Ice Of The New Day)
by Jethro Tull

intro:
   meanwhile back in the year one...
   when you belonged to no one
   you didn't stand a chance son
E +-----------------------0-
G |-----------------------2-
B |-----0-0---------------2-
D |---2-------------------2-
A |-3----- -2--0----------0-
E +---------------3--1------

   if your plans were undone
E +-----------------------2-
G |-----------------------3-
B |-----0-0---------------2-
D |---2-------------------0-
A |-3----- -2--0----------0-
E +---------------3--1------

   'cause you were bred for humanity
   and sold to society
   one day you'll wake up in the present day
E +-2---2--0--2-3---------------------3------3-----+
G |-3 --3 -3 -3 3--------------------(3)-----------| (optional?)
B |-2---2--2 -2-2----------------------------------|
D |------------------------------------------------|
A |-------------------------------------------------|
E +----------------------------------0-3-----03-----+
          D (sus2 sus 4)                 G
 
 
 

   a million generations   removed from expectations
E +1-------------------------1----------------------------+  strum
G |1-------------------------3----------------------------|  chords
B |0-------------------------3----------------------------|  here
D |3-------------------------3----------------------------|
A |3 ------------------------1----------------------------|
E +0------------------------------------------------------+
     C sus4                   Bb
 
 
 
 
 

   of being who you really want to  be
E +0-2 2 0 2-3-2-0-0----------------0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0--------+
G |3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------2-0 2-0 2 3 2 0 2--------| add
B |2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------2-2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2--------| rhythmic
D |---------------------------------2-2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2--------| style
A |---------------------------------0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0--------|
E +----------------------------------------------------------+
          D           G           A( sus2 sus 4)
chorus:

  skating away
  skating away
  skating away       on the thin
                         ice of the new day    ay e ay ay ay
E +--------------------------------------3-----3-------2--2--+
G |----------------------------------------------------3--3--| add
B |-4--2- 0--2--h2---  -----0-------- --- --- ---0-0- h2- 2--| style
D |-0- 0  0--0--- 0----0-2-4--4-2 0     - -  --   4 4--------|<
A |----------------------------------320-2-320 2-------------|
E +--------------------------------------3-----3-------------+

verses: (note: D2-4 indicates D major to sus2 to sus4 etc..)

G(add 9)                    D
So as you push off from the shore
D2-4                          A2-4
won't you turn your head once more
                              D2-4
and make your peace with everyone

G(add 9)                     D
for those who choose to stay
D2-4                    A2-4
will live just one more day
                                D2-4
to do the things they should've done

G
and as you cross the wilderness
   A
suspended in your emptiness
             D2-4
you feel you have to pray

G
looking for a sign that
    C sus4
the universal mind as
D2-4               G             A2-4
written you into their passion play

[chorus]

and as you cross the circle line
while the iceworld sheets behind  (lyrics fuzzy here?)
you're a rabbit on the run

and the silver splinters fly
in the corner of your eye
shining in the setting sun

well do you ever get the feeling
that the stories do their reeling
in the present tense

or that everybody's on the stage
and it seems like you're the only
person sitting in the audience

[chorus]

skating away
skating away
skating away

-end

Revised by Paco
tullguitarpage@hotmail.com