Patterns chords – Simon And Garfunkel

 Dm            
The night sets softly 
                          F Dm       
With the hush of falling le-e-eaves, 
                      
Casting   shivering shadows 
                           C              
On the houses through the trees, 
         Dm                    
And the light from a street lamp 
                        F Dm     
Paints a pattern on my wa-a-all, 
                        C  
  Like the pieces of a puzzle 
      Bb C Dm             
Or a child's   uneven scrawl 

      Dm                    
Up a narrow flight of stairs 
                    F Dm     
In a narrow little ro-o-oom, 
                   
As I lie upon my bed 
                      C              
In the early evening gloom. 
   Dm                   
Impaled on my wall 
                   F Dm     
My eyes can dimly se-e-e 
                    C  
 The pattern of my life 
         Bb C Dm          
And the puzzle  that is me. 

          Dm                
From the moment of my birth 
                      F Dm      
To the instant of my de-e-eath, 
                            
There are Patterns I must follow 
                             C               
Just as I must breathe each breath. 
        Dm               
Like a rat in a maze 
                    F Dm     
The path before me li-i-ies, 
                        C  
 And the pattern never alters 
   Bb C Dm            
Until  the rat dies. 

         Dm                    
And the pattern still remains 
                            F Dm      
On the wall where darkness fe-e-ell, 
                           
And it's fitting that it should, 
                         C              
For in darknesss I must dwell. 
          Dm                  
Like the color of my skin, 
                        F Dm     
Or the day that I grow o-o-o-old, 
                    C  
My life is made of Patterns 
          Bb C Dm               
That can scarcely  be controlled. 

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