Dar Williams – After All chords

After All

C (add G) Fmaj7go ahead, push your luck, find out how much love the world can hold,
Dm7 F G C Gonce upon a time i had control, and reigned my soul in tight.
C (add G) Fmaj7well the whole truth, it's like the story of a wave unfurled,
Dm7but i held the evil of the world,
F Gso i stopped the tide, froze it up from inside,
C (add G) Fmaj7 and it felt like a winter machine that you go through and then,
Dm7 you catch your breath and winter starts again,
F G C G and everyone else is spring bound.
C (add G) Fmaj7and when i chose to live, there was no joy, it's just a line i crossed
Dm7it wasn't worth the pain my death would have cost
F G C Gso i was not lost or found.
C (add G) Fmaj7and if i was to sleep, i knew my family had more truth to tell.
Dm7and so i traveled down a whispering well,
F G C G to know myself through them.
C (addG) Fmaj7growing up, my mom had a room full of books, and hid away in there,
Dm7her father raging down a spiral stair,
F Gtill he found someone, most days his son,
C (add G) Fmaj7 and sometimes i think my father, too, was a refugee,
Dm7 i know they tried to keep their pain from me,
F G C G they could not see what it was for.
C (add G)but now i'm sleeping fine,
Fmaj7sometimes the truth is like a second chance,
Dm7i am the daughter of a great romance,
F G C Gand they are the children of the war.
(break) C (addG) Fmaj7 Dm7 F G C G
C (add G) Fmaj7well the sun rose with so many colors, it nearly broke my heart,
Dm7it worked me over like a work of art,
F G C Gand i was a part of all that.
C (add G) Fmaj7so go ahead push your luck, say what it is you gotta say to me,
Dm7we will push on into that mystery,
F G C Gand it'll push right back, and there are worse things than that,
C (add G) Fmaj7 cause for every price, and every penance that i could think of,
Dm7 it's better to have fallen in love,
F G C G than never to have fallen at all,
C (add G) Fmaj7cause when you live in a world, well it gets into who you thought you'd be,
Dm7and now i laugh at how the world changed me,
F G C (add G) Em Am G C( add G) G C(add G)i think life chose me after all.
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