SONG LYRICS FOR: "AT THE END OF THE DAY"
ALBUM: "ALTERNATIVE MAN"
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Lead Vocal: Niki Rudow
Lyrics and Music: Michael Dooley
Piano performed by: Michael Dooley
Producer: S. De Bezenac

"AT THE END OF THE DAY"

Verse 1
At the end of the day
What of our ambitions,
What of the positions
We have held?
In the final review
What of our opinions,
What of the dominions
We have ruled?

Chorus 1
At the end of the day,
When the last train is leaving
And the days of achieving
Are all gone,
Will the things that remain
Be the self-centered blindness,
Or the small acts of kindness
We have done?

Verse 2
At the end of the day,
As we cross that last border,
And only what's important
Still remains,
Will we finally see
Things we strove so hard for
Didn't really matter
In the end?

Chorus 2
At the end of the day,
When the last sun is setting
And the things worth forgetting
Are all past,
Will it be the success,
For which we have striven
Or the love we have given
That will last?

Music Break:

Bridge
When the clouds roll away
And I see God's face
In the dawn of that day
In the light of that place
Will I be satisfied
With the life I've been livin'
When the pure truth of Heaven,
Shines on me?

Verse 3
At the end of the day
In the final assessment
When we know what success meant
After all,
Will it be in the things
That we thought that we needed
Or the times when we heeded
Love's gentle call?

Chorus 3
At the end of the day,
When the last sun is setting
And the things worth forgetting
Are all past,
Will it be the success,
For which we have striven
Or the love we have given
That will last?

End Music Break:
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[Oh, love will last.]


"AT THE END OF THE DAY" (With Chords)

Recording simplified & played in the key of D flat. [Transposed -1 key]

Intro:
(D)-(A)-(C)-(G)-(D)-(A)-(C)-(G) Repeat
(Bb)-(C)-(D)

Verse 1
At the (Bm) end of the (A) day
(C) What of our am(G)bitions,
(C) What of the po(G)sitions
We (A) have (D) held?
In the (Bm) final re(A)view
(C) What of our o(G)pinions,
(C) What of the do(G)minions
We (A) have (D) ruled?

Chorus 1
At the end of the (A) day,
When the (C) last train is (G) leaving
And the (C) days of a(G)chieving
Are (A) all (D) gone,
Will the things that re(A)main
Be the (C) self-centered (G) blindness,
Or the (C) small acts of (G) kindness
(Em) We (F#m) have (Bm) done?

Verse 2
At the (G) end of the (A) day,
As we (C) cross that last (G) border,
And (C) only what's im(G)portant
Still (A)re(D)mains,
Will we finally (A) see
(C) Things we strove so (G) hard for
(C) Didn't really (G) matter
In (A) the (D) end?

Chorus 2
At the end of the (A) day,
When the (C) last sun is (G) setting
And the (C) things worth for(G)getting
Are (A) all (D) past,
Will it be the su(A)ccess,
For (C) which we have (G) striven
Or the (C) love we have (G) given
(Em) That (F#m) will (Bm) last?

Music Break:
(Bm7)-(E/B)-(Bm7)-(E/B)
(Bm7)-(E/B)-(Bm7)

Bridge
When the clouds roll a(F)way
And I see God's (C) face
In the dawn of that (Gm)day
In the (C) light of that (F) place
Will I be satis(D#)fied
With the life I've been (A#) livin'
When the (D#) pure truth of (A#) Heaven,
(Bb) Shines (C) on (D) me?

Verse 3
At the (Bm) end of the (A) day
In the (C) final asse(G)ssment
When we (C) know what suc(G)cess meant
Af(A)ter (D)all,
Will it be in the (A) things
That we (C) thought that we (G) needed
Or the (C) times when we (G) heeded
Love's (A) gentle (D) call?

Chorus 3
At the end of the (A) day,
When the (C) last sun is (G) setting
And the (C) things worth for(G)getting
Are (A) all (D) past,
Will it be the su(A)ccess,
For (C) which we have (G) striven
Or the (C) love we have (G) given
(Em) That (F#m) will (Bm7) last?

End Music Break:
(Bm7)-(E/B)-(Bm7)-(E/B)
[Oh, love will last.]
(Bm7)-(E/B)-(Bm7)-(E/B)
(Bm7)-(E/B)-(Bm7)-(E/B)
(Bm7)-(E/B)-(Bm7)

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