Tainted Obligations R.E.M
[D]I saw the shoals at night, [G]with the moon [D]above.
I felt an obligation, and [A7sus4]heard your voice again.
[D]If you were here once, you were [G]here a hundred times.
[D]If I reached out tonight, I f[A7sus4]ound I couldn't fight it.
[B]If you were here [A]once, you were here a hundred [B]times.
[D]Best as a wishing star, I [G]saw you better far [D]away,
and I felt obligation, and [A7sus4]heard your voice again.
[D]Hear the rush of water, [G]passing over the [D]shoals.
Hear my heartbeat rather, if [A7sus4]I reached out tonight.
[B]If I reach out [A]tonight and find I can't [B]fight it,
and look to the [A]stars, and wander towards a
[D]heartfelt obligation, a [G]place that you called [D]home
and heard your voice [A7sus4]again, but it's too late.
[D]You left long ago, and now you're [G]probably dead and gone,
and [D]I'm left here with the [A7sus4]water and the shoals and a [B]tainted obli[A]gation.
[D] [G] [D] [A7sus4]