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White Pearl, Black Oceans...  Sonata Arctica

WHITE PEARL, BLACK OCEANS Acoustic- Sonata Arctica (Reckoning Night)
Standard Tuning, Capo alternates between 4 and 2 where indicated.
I was born and [Am]raised by the sea; shy yet [Em]proud,
[C]learned to [G]stay a[F]way from the crowd,
[G]in [C]my home, my [Em]lighthouse.
[Am]101 steps, round and [Em]down,
[C]New Years [G]Eve, one [F]night on the town
[G]can [C]change one [Em]life into e[Am]ternity.
[Am] [Em] [C] [G] [F] [G]  
[C] [Em] [Am]  
[Am] [Em] [C] [G] [F] [G]  
[C] [Em] [Am]  
[(Am)]All I could see - her [C]eyes.
We got [Am]caught in the moment [C]all of the night.
[Dm]Taken beyond all [F]lines,
in [Dm]silence, leaving them [F]all be[G]hind.
[Am]She had found the sails for the [C]following night.
The [Am]town, for her, was getting way too [C]small.
She [Dm]promised to be [F]mine [Dm]
forever, [Gsus4]for that one [G]night ...
[F]Moments, passion, small defeats.
Con[Am]cealed emotions found in me.
[F]"You gave [Dm]life to a [C]brand new [G]me ..."
[Am]Crossing the wintry [C]fields
the first [Am]hour of morning [C]light.
[Dm]Warmed by the flame in[F]side -
the [Dm]lasting memory of the [F]ending [G]night.
I [Am]never had a chance to stop what [C]hit me,[Am]
what broke my bones and [C]mauled me.
After [Dm]hours of deep unwilling [F]sleep
in a cold [Dm]shelter, fell back [F]in the [G]dark,
*****CAPO CHANGE - 2*****
and the hours of the day passed ...
A [Am]nightmare awakes me, blinking [Em]light,
[C]there's no [G]guide - blind [F]ships in the night!
[G]Oh, [C]blood red [Em]moon, eat away [G]the night ...
Darkness covers my lonely [Bm]soul,
no one to feed the dying [Em]light ...
[Em-G-Am] [G] [D]  
[Em-G-Am] [G] [D]  
[Em-G-Am] [G] [D]  
[Em-G-Am] [G] [D]  
Good [Em]morn', oh dreadful [G]day.
I prayed the [Em]moon had lit the [G]sea instead of [Am]me,
for the sails of [C]night.
"Please [Am]tell me every[C]thing is al[D]right ..."
My [Em]voice in the room broke the [G]silence,
[Em]everybody killed me with their [G]eyes ...
what I [Am]was to hear made the [C]people cry -
im[Am]possible for me to keep the [C]tears [D]inside.
[Am]"All on the board the White Pearl have [Em]died!
[C]Coastal [G]reef has [F]tolled their lives,
[G]and [C]you are the [Em]light of the [Am]night!"
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One [G]thing I remember, [Em]
before I [G]fell on the ground,
al[Am]though I never saw the [C]face,[Am]
a name was [C]inked in [D]his arm ...
[Em]Love can be like poetry of [G]demons,
or [Em]maybe God loves complex iro[G]ny?
The [Am]family name stated [C]I had seen be[Am]fore ...
[D]Written on her [Em]front door!
[Am]"Silence in the courthouse!"[D] [Em] [C] [G] [D] [B7]
A [Am]presence in the room we [D]both could [Em]feel -
the [C]father [G]of her [D]unborn [B7]child and [Am]me.
[(Am)]All on the board the White Pearl have [Em]died,
[C]coastal [G]reef has [F]tolled their lives,
[G]while [C]I was the [Em]guide [Am]light!
Back in my tower, run, run, [Em]run -
[C]light is [G]out, I [F]hope to see
G C Em *****CAPO CHANGE 4*****
black oceans beneath rise and swallow me!
[Am] [Em] [C] [G] [F] [G]  
[C] [Em] [Am]  
[Am] [Em] [C] [G] [F] [G]  
[C] [Em] [Am]  
[Am] [Bb] [E] [Am]  
[Am] [Bb] [E] [Am] [E] [Am]  
[Am]One step will take me back in[Bb]side, another sees my [E]end.
No one can love a man who [Am]guarded the light ([F]gaurded the l[Bb]ight) one fateful night ...
Flaming [E]eyes I must confront be[Am]fore I [E]am [Am]stated free.
Defining innocence is [Bb]hell after all that has [E]passed.
Building new walls in[Am]side [F]my eternal [Bb]night.
Although they took my [E]heart and dried me [Am]up, some[E]times [Am]I still bleed ...
Show me the [Bb]way ...[E]
The light will [Am]show me [G]a way [C]on the grisly [Am]reefs,
too many dead ends I [Bb]see.[E]
No soul can [Am]save me -
the [G]respect I [D]lost, the measure of a man.
[Dm-F-Gm] [F] [C]  
[Dm-F-Gm] [F] [Gm]  
[Dm-F-Gm] [F] [C]  
[Dm-F-Gm] [F] [Gm]  
[Gm-Bb-Cm] [Bb] [F]  
[Gm-Bb-Cm] [Bb] [Cm]  
[Gm-Bb-Cm] [Bb] [F]  
[Gm-Bb-Cm] [Bb] [Cm]  
[Am]10,000 steps down, round and [Em]round,
[C]one [G]night on the [F]town and I'm [G]hell [C]bound.[Em] [Am]
Black oceans beneath, come and swallow me!
[(Am)]All on board the White Pearl have [Em]died,
[C]coastal [G]reef come [F]claim my life!
[G]Black [C]oceans be[Em]neath, come and [Am]swallow me!
My little tower, seal my [Em]fate,
[C]help me [G]pay back - [F]end their hate.
[G]Black [C]oceans be[Em]neath, come and [Am]swallow me!
One direction; down, down, [Em]down ...
[C]pitch black [G]night for [F]my old town,
[G]black [C]oceans be[Em]neath shall now [Am]swallow me.
[Am]Bb [Bb]E [E]Am [Am]E [F]Am (repeats and fades)
"I hereby commit my body to the deep,
to be turned into corruption,
looking for the resurrection of the body,
when the Sea shall give up Her dead,
and the life of the world to come,
through our Lord.

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