“The Moment I Tell You Goodbye” by David Olney: Chords and lyrics

Townes Van Zandt reportedly once said, “Dave Olney is one of the best songwriters I’ve ever heard — and that’s true. I mean that from my heart.”  I posted a YouTube video at the end of the post so you can hear the song. Here’s the lyrics and chords for this great song:

 
G                                 D
The ceiling will fall to the floor,
D                                  G
The window will walk out the door,
G                                   D
The old clock will run out of time,
D                                         G
And reason will run out of rhyme.

C                                             G
The sea will no longer be blue,
C                                             G / D
The truth will no longer be true,
G                            D
And everything left is a lie,
D                             G
The moment I tell you goodbye.

C                          G
Tomorrow will never begin,
C                         G / D
Forever will come to an end
G                             D
The sun will fall from the sky
D                                 G
The moment I tell you goodbye
G                                   D
The sun will fall from the sky
D                                     G
The moment I tell you goodbye.

HERE’S A VIDEO OF OLNEY SINGING THE SONG: