Em All things will pass, wiseman used to say G D Every bonfire will someday burn away C Bm Em First there are ashes then there is [no trace] But when the fire is kind of and aflame G D Every man keeps it in his own way C Bm Em C D Em Some make it smoulder and some make it blaze. When nights are long, a small fire is just good Efforts are spared, so is the firewood You should be wise to live at your supplies But once in a while there will come some fool This silly fool will not observe the rules And his bonfire will rise up to the skies. C G D Some words still can't be said aloud C Bm Em Some things still wait to be allowed C G Am The sun can still be seen above the hill C Bm The fire still can thrill Em And God preserves me still. Wise man retained this fire for himself Had not enough for charity and help So he was safe and feared no storm. You've turned the winter night to a summer day And in a hour you fire died away But while it burned all people were warm. Some words still can't be said aloud Some things still wait to be allowed The sun can still be seen above the hill The fire still can thrill And God preserves me still.