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Cheryl Wheeler - The Rivers Chords

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The Rivers Chords

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Cheryl Wheeler
CAPO: 4th Fret



INTRO: G  D  G  C  G D G

                 D      G       C
In the afternoon light, riding around
               G        D
Riding my bike all over town
     G        D       C
They said on TV, that out west right now
    G          D      G
The rivers can poison us


                     D      G           C
And it was hard to believe, watching it win
                     G           D
Kept coming down and kept coming in
    G       D                 Em
And finally reached where our great cities stand
        C          D      G
Now the rivers can poison us


    Am                        D
And once more we find out, in case we forgot
G                           Em
Just who is strong here and just who is not
   Am                        D
As if we could hand her some route that we'd plot
            G          D      G
And now the rivers can poison us


              D         G          C
It lifted the trash, it lifted the gold
                     G           D
And lifted the lives too weak to hold
G           D         C
All swept into some diluvian fold
    G          D      G
The rivers can poison us


                             D         G               C
And it's like all that we've done, has seeped from the sea
                                  G              D
It's been, take what you want and leave what you leave
   G              D          Em
We sure have been pigs since Adam and Eve
        C          D      G
Now the rivers can poison us


    Am                       D
And I love the thought of us all being one
    G                            Em
But kids in the third grade pack needles and guns
    Am                     D
And now we might die if we lie in the sun
        G          D      G
And the rivers can poison us


            D      G           C
Salt of the earth, ebb and the flow
                     G            D
All that we have and more than we know
G          D            C
Laden with garbage from decades ago
    G          D      G
The rivers can poison us


                D       G           C
Well, maybe one day the great salty blue
                        G           D
Will swallow us up with all that we knew
    G                 D         Em
And things will start over like they always do
         C          D      G    D  Em
When the rivers can poison us
    C          D      G
The rivers can poison us            
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