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Black Rainbow
Out Of The Woodwork
1986 by Gary E. Andrews
All Right Reserved for the Globe


Chords:
E 022100
F#m X44222
G#m X66444
Gm X55333

You run your fingers,
Over the mirror,
And paint a Black Rainbow.
Shadows of sorrow,
You talk of tomorrow,
And say things that just ain't so.

(Chorus)
Don't promise honey,
Milk and pots of gold.
You know there's nothin' but sorrow,
At the end of a Black Rainbow.
Ooo-oo-oo Ooo-oo-oo

You kiss me twice.
Your hands cold as ice,
Brush across my face.
Your eyes, like cinders,
They look and remember,
To hide what they cannot say.

Don't ask me honey,
Ask me how I know-o-o.
There ain't nothin' but sorrow,
At the end of a Black Rainbow.

(Bridge)
'Cause you've got a lover.
You've found another.
He's waiting for you to call.
You don't need me.
You don't need my love.
You don't need nothin' at all.
So Don't promise honey,
Milk and pots of gold.
You know there's nothin' but sorrow,
At the end of a Black Rainbow.
Ooo-oo-oo Ooo-oo-oo Ooo-oo-oo-ooo

(Extra verse?)
Don't ask me honey,
Ask me how I kno-o-ow.
One kiss is for the money.
The other is for the road.

More Info...
Black Rainbow 1986 by Gary E. Andrews. All Rights Reserved for the Globe.

I wrote this in that summer of 1986, standing on a hillside overlooking Rt. 23 North, watching the sun set on the west side of the Scioto River Valley, at Portsmouth, Ohio. (On my first Applause guitar, which led me to my first Ovation guitar.)

The image of the girl dragging her fingers over the steamed mirror, leaving the 'black rainbow,' something unspoken between her and the boy, in the intimate setting of their bathroom, hooked me. The rainbow concept, with the end of the rainbow value, reversed from colors and gold treasure by the 'black' concept, seemed to inspire the negative of the love triangle.