WASHING OF THE WATER

Peter Gabriel

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 C
   Living river, carry me on
 C
   River, river, carry me on
 F/CC
                 To the place where I come from
 Bb/CC
                             Verse:
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So deep, so wide, will you take me on your back for a ride
 CF/DC/EFC
                                     If I should fall, would you swallow me deep inside
 CG/BAmFC
                                     River, show me how to float, I feel like I'm sinking down
 CF/DG/BCFC
                                     Thought that I    could     get along
 Am/CCEm/BG/BFC
                                    Chorus:
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But here in this water, my feet won't touch the ground
 CAm/FD/GbFmaj7/GDm/GC
                                     I need something to turn  myself around
 CAm/FD/GbFmaj7/GDm/GC
                                     (verse)
Going away, away toward the sea
River deep, can you lift up and carry me
Oh roll on through the heartland
'Til the sun has left the sky
River, river, carry me high
(chorus)
'Til the washing of the water, make it all alright
Let your waters reach me, like she reached me tonight
Bridge:
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Letting go, it's so hard, the way it's hurting now
 AmC/GFmaj7
                                    To get this love untied
 D/GbE/AbAm
                      So tough to stay with this thing, cos if I follow through
 C/GFmaj7
                                    I face what I  denied
 D/GbE/AbAm
                    I'll get those hooks out of me
 C/G
                   And I'll take out the hooks that I sunk deep in your side
 Fmaj7D/GbE/AbAm
                                     Kill that fear of emptiness, that loneliness I hide
 C/GFmaj7C
                                    (chorus)
River, oh river, river running deep
Bring me something that will let me get to sleep
In the washing of the water will you take it all away
Bring me something to take this pain away
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            // What makes mass society so difficult to bear  //
// is not the number of people involved...but //
// the fact that the world between them has lost //
// its power to gather them together, to relate //
// and to separate them. -- Hannah Arendt, 1958 //
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// Chris Tapio gctapio@ucdavis.edu //
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Am Am/C Am/F Bb/C C C/E C/G E/Ab Em/B F F/C F/D Fmaj7 Fmaj7/G G/B
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