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Find the River

REM


Verse Strum Pattern:

 

D   D DUDU UD DU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   X3

 

D DU UD DU UDUDU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Chorus Strum Pattern:

 

D   D DUDU UD DU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro:

 

(Arpeggios)

D  Em7add9  D  Em7add9

 

(strum)

D  Dm  Dsus2  Dsus4/G

D  Dm  Dsus2

 

 

Verse 1:

 

D                          Dm

Hey now, little speedyhead,

      Dsus2                   Dsus4/G

The read on the speedmeter says

D                         Dm           Dsus2 (x2)

You have to go to task in the city

D                                    Dm

Where people drown and people serve

Dsus2                   Dsus4/G

Don’t be shy. your just deserve

D                Dm           Dsus2 (x2)

Is only just light years to go

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chorus 1:

 

G                             A  

Me, my thoughts are flower strewn

D                       Em

Ocean storm, bayberry moon

G                  A                      D (x2)

I have got to leave to find my way

G                           A

Watch the road and memorize

D                             Em

This life that pass before my eyes

G              A           

Nothing is going my way

 

D  Dm  Dsus2  Dsus4/G

D  Dm  Dsus2

 

 

Verse 2:

 

       D                 Dm

The ocean is the river’s goal,

   Dsus2                   Dsus4/G

A need to leave the water knows

            D                     Dm                 Dsus2 (x2)

We’re closer now than light years to go

 

 

Chorus 2:

 

G                   A  

I have got to find the river,

D                       Em

Bergamot and vetiver

G                       A                      D (x2)

Run through my head and fall away

G                              A

Leave the road and memorize

D                             Em

This life that pass before my eyes

G              A          

Nothing is going my way

 

 

Repeat intro

Verse 3:

 

            D                   Dm

There’s no one left to take the lead,

      Dsus2             Dsus4/G

But I tell you and you can see

            D                     Dm                 Dsus2 (x2)

We’re closer now than light years to go

D                         Dm

Pick up here and chase the ride

      Dsus2             Dsus4/G

The river empties to the tide

D                 Dm      Dsus2 (x2)

Fall into the ocean

 

 

Chorus 3:

 

G                   A  

The river to the ocean goes,

     D                   Em

A fortune for the undertow

G                     A             D (x2)

None of this is going my way

G                        A  

There is nothing left to throw

      D                   Em

Of ginger, lemon, indigo,

G                A                      D (x2)

Coriander stem and rose of hay

G                               A  

Strength and courage overrides

      D                     Em

The privileged and weary eyes

G                A                      D (x2)

Of river poet search naivete

G                           A  

Pick up here and chase the ride

      D                   Em

The river empties to the tide

G                A                    

All of this is coming your way

 

D (x4)


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.