Date: Wed, 3 August 2005
From: "Charles F. Cardenas"
Subject: CRD "I Don't Want To Wait" by Paula Cole
I_Don't_Want_To_Wait - Paula Cole
from the album "This Fire"
transcribed by Charles F. Cardenas
Capo on 2nd Fret
So open up your morning light and
say a little prayer for I. You know that
if we are to stay alive, then
see the peace in every eye.
Du du du, etc.E-B5-C#m-Asus2Du du du, etc.
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She had two babies,
one was six months, one was three
in the war of forty four.
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Every telephone ring, every heartbeat stinging when she
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thought it was God calling her. Oh, would
her son grow to know his father?
I don't want to wait for our
lives to be over I
want to know right now, what will it
I don't want to wait for our lives to be over
Will it be yes, or will it be sorry?
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(repeat verse one chords)
He showed up all wet on the rainy front step
wearing shrapnel in his skin.
And the war he saw lives inside him still.
It's so hard to be gentle and warm.
The years pass by and now he has granddaughters
Oh, so you look at me from across the room. You're
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wearing your anguish again. Believe
me, I know the feeling; it
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sucks you into the jaws of anger.
Oh, so breathe a little more deeply, my love. All we
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have is this very moment
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and I don't want to do what his father and his father and
his father did. I want to be here now.
Du du du's
end on Asus2