You And The Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful

(Partridge)

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Recordings
XTCfans interview with Andy Partridge
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Album version.
    Released on Wasp Star.
    Chuck Sabo (drums)

    Andy: “We may see flying saucers, flying cups and flying plates, but she is as gorgeous as the sky. Meant to sound like a 14 year old Arab boy drumming. What a good groove! But can I afford for my backbone to slip at my age?”
  2. Demo version, 3'46.
    Released on Homegrown.

  3. Instrumental version.
    Released on 17 October 2002 on Waspstrumental in Japan.


Art

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Lyrics

Album version:

And every morning before I'm awake
I walk around the world
To make sure she's alright
And every evening, 'fore I bolt the door
I give the stars a stir
To make sure they will spin all night

For I see people who will scratch
And spit and kick and fight
And I see nations war about wether
Right is left and wether wrong is right
And I know storms inside your head
Can amplify the plight
But no matter what the weather
You and the clouds will still be beautiful
No matter what the weather
You and the clouds will still be beautiful

And every Troy with wooden horse
I take to peaceful waters
But can't make him drown
And every Bastille
that gets storm troopered
Hail to the chief comes raining raining
Raining down
And I've seen people conduct lightning
Down to a summer's day
And I see nations playfully hurl
Snowballs packed with stones and clay
And I know rain inside your head
Can seriously put a stop to play
But no matter what the weather
You and the clouds will still be beautiful
No matter what the weather
You and the clouds will still be beautiful
So let it rain!

And we see flying saucers
Flying cups and flying plates
And as we trip down lovers lane
We sometimes bump into the gate
And I know thunder in your head
Can still reverberate
But no matter what the weather
You and the clouds will still be beautiful
No matter what the weather
You and the clouds will still be beautiful
No matter what the weather

So let it rain
Just let it rain!

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Demo version:

And every morning before I'm awake I walk around the world to make sure
she's alright
And every evening I put the cat out and I stir the sky to make sure it will
spin all night
For I see people who will scratch and spit and kick and fight
And I see nations war about whether right is left and whether wrong is right
And I know storms inside your head can amplify the blight
But no matter what the weather, you and the clouds will still be beautiful
(x2)

And every Troy with a wooden horse I take to peaceful waters but can't make
him drown
And every Bastille that gets stormtroopered, "Hail to the Chief" comes
raining, raining, raining, raining down
I've seen people conduct lightning down to a summer's day
And I see nations playfully hurl snowballs packed with stone and clay
And I know rain inside your head can seriously put a stop to play
But no matter what the weather, you and the clouds will still be beautiful
(x2)

So let it rain

We see flying saucers, flying cups, and flying plates
And as we trip down lover's lane we sometimes bump into the gate
And I know thunder in your head can still reverberate
But no matter what the weather, you and the clouds will still be beautiful
(repeat to end)

So let it rain

We saw flying saucers, flying cups and flying plates
And as we tripped down lover's lane we sometimes bump into the gate
And all that thunder in your head could still reverberate
But no matter what the weather
You And The Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful
But no matter what the weather
You And The Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful

[transcribed by Joshua Hall-Bachner and Dave Gershman]


Chords and Tablature

Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 16:08:22 +0000
From: Tim Harris <wordsrus (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>
Subject: Guitar Chords for You & The Clouds ...
Message-ID: <EK9q9CA2Nwd0Ewhc (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>


You & The Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful


(capo needs to be on 1st fret to match the demo's key)

a passable emulation of what happens in the first part of each verse is
alternation between:
oE= strum down open strings and hammer straight on to E chord 0221000
A*= strum down A chord 002220 and hammer on to 3rd string 002420


oE        A*   etc
And every morning before I'm awake
I walk around the world to make sure she's alright
And every evening I put the cat out and I stir the sky
to make sure it will spin all night
A          A/Ab(402220)   F#m7(242222)                   E
For I see people who will scratch and spit and kick and fight
A         A/Ab                      F#m7
And I see nations war about whether right is left
            E
and whether wrong is right
A                 A/Ab                 F#m7         E
And I know storms inside your head can amplify the blight
           F#m7
||: But no matter what the weather,
A                       Amaj7(002224)   oE  A*   oE  A*
you and the clouds will still be beautiful                 :||(X2)


And every Troy with wooden horse
I take to peaceful waters but can't make him drown
And every Bastille that gets stormtroopered,
"Hail to the Chief" comes raining, raining, raining, raining down
I've seen people conduct lightning down to a summer's day
And I see nations playfully hurl snowballs packed with stone and clay
And I know rain inside your head can seriously put a stop to play
But no matter what the weather, you and the clouds will still be
beautiful
(x2)

So let it rain

We see flying saucers, flying cups, and flying plates
And as we trip down lover's lane we sometimes bump into the gate
And I know thunder in your head can still reverberate

But no matter what the weather, you and the clouds will still be
beautiful

No matter what the weather

oE  A*  rpt to end


--
Tim Harris

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