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The Drowning Man  The Cure

Words by: R.Smith Music by: The Cure published by: Fiction Records, 1981
Tabbed by: graph_sas
Tuning: normal
Intro: Dm, Em, Bb
Riff 1: (Dm, Em, Bb)
She [Dm]stands twelve feet [Em]above the flood
She [Bb]stares
Across the water
The l[Dm]oneliness grows and [Em]slowly
Fills her [Bb]frozen body
Sliding downwards
Riff 2: (G, F#, Bb)
[G]One by one her [F#]senses die
The [Bb]memories fade
And leave her eyes
Still s[G]eeing worlds that [F#]never were
Bb Repeat Riff 1: (Dm, Em, Bb) x2
And one by one the bright birds leave her ...
Repeat Riff 2: (G, F#, Bb) x 2
[Dm]Starting at the v[Em]iolent sound
She t[Bb]ries to turn
But final
[Dm]Slips and strikes her [Em]soft dark head
The [Bb]water bows
Receives her
And d[G]rowns her at its [F#]ease[Bb]
D[G]rowns her at its [F#]ease[Bb]
I [Dm]would have left the [Em]world all bleeding
[Bb]Could I only help you love
The [Dm]fleeting shapes so [Em]many years a[Bb]go
So young and beautiful and brave
[G]Everything was t[F#]rue
It couldn't [Bb]be a story
I w[G]ish it was all t[F#]rue
I wish it c[Bb]ouldn't be a story
The [Dm]words all left me
[Bb]Breathing like the drowning man
Oh F[Dm]ushia[Em]
You leave me
Bb G, F#, Bb
Breathing like the drowning man
Bb G, F#, Bb
Breathing like the drowning man
Repeat Riff 1,and 2 two times alternately to the end...

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