How The Heart Approaches What It Yearns


written and performed by Paul Simon
from "One Trick Pony."
Transcribed by Erik Strom.


       E    
In the blue light

                      E9 
Of the Belvedere Motel

A                  E                   
  Wondering as the television burns

B7                                  E      
   How the heart approaches what it yearns


        
In a fe-ver

                            E9
I distinctly hear your voice

 A              E                           
Emerging from a dream, the dream returns

B7                                  E      E7  
   How the heart approaches what it yearns


Gbmaj7    Gb/F        Bbm7      Bbm6 
After the rain on the Interstate

Cm7-5      Cdim           Bbm7
Headlights slide past the moon

  Ebm7-5              
A bone-weary traveler

Dbmaj7                   Gbmaj7  
Waits by the side of the road

Gbm6                   B7  
     Where's he going?


Instrumental:
E         E9 A  E        B7     E  E7 


  Gbmaj7       Gb/F         Bbm7     Bbm6
I dream we are lying on the top of a hill

    Cm7-5      Cdim           Bbm7
And headlights slide past the moon

  Ebm7-5           
I roll in your arms

         Dbmaj7                   Gbmaj7  
And your voice is the heat of the night

Gbm6             
     I'm on fire


B7      E         
   In a phone booth

                           E9
In some local bar and grill

  A                  E                       
Rehearsing what I'll say, my coin returns

B7                                  E           
   How the heart approaches what it yearns

B7                                  E         
   How the heart approaches what it yearns

B7     E     B7     E        

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