The Island chords with lyrics by Celtic Thunder - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Celtic Thunder – The Island chords

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The Island
Capo III

D Bm G DThey say the skies of Lebanon are burning,
Those mighty cedars bleeding in the heat. They're showing pictures on the television Women and children dying in the street.
G AAnd we're still at it in our own place,
D G BmStill trying to reach the future through the past.
G A D Bm Still trying to carve tomorrow from a tombstone...
Chorus:
G D G Bm G DBut hey, don't listen to me! This wasn't meant to be no sad song.
G A DWe've heard too much of that before.
G A D GRight now I only want to be here with you
Bm A D 'til the morning dew comes falling.
G DAnd I wanna take you to the island,
G A D Trace your footprints in the sand.
G A D G And in the evening when the sun goes down
Bm A D We'll make love to the sound of the ocean.
D Bm G DThey're raising banners over by the markets,
Whitewashing slogans on our shipyard walls. Witchdoctors praying for a mighty showdown - No way our holy flag is gonna fall.
G AUp here we sacrifice our children
D G Bmto feed the worn-out dreams of yesterday,
G A D Bm And teach them dying will lead us into glory...
Chorus:
G D G Bm G DBut hey, don't listen to me! This wasn't meant to be no sad song.
G A DI've sung too much of that before.
G A D GRight now I only want to be here with you
Bm A D 'Til the morning dew comes falling.
G DAnd I wanna take you to the island,
G A DTrace your footprints in the sand.
G A D G And in the evening when there's no one around,
Bm A D We'll make love to the sound of the ocean.
D Bm G DNow I know us plain folks don't see all the story,
And I know this peace and love's just copping out. And I guess these young boys dying in the ditches Is just what being free is all about.
G AAnd how this twisted wreckage down on main street
D G BmWill bring us all together in the end
G A D G And we'll go marching down the road to freedom
D BmFreedom
D GFreedom
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