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Jackson Browne - Before The Deluge (Chord)
Album: Late For The Sky (1974)
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Before The Deluge.
Jackson Browne.
Album: Late For The Sky.

Intro: G C G C G C Gmaj7 D Gmaj7 C Gmaj7 C G C G C G D G/D

G                               C                 G
Some of them were dreamers, and some of them were fools, 
         Em               C               G      C G 
Who were making plans and thinking of the future. 
G                                          C             G
With the energy of the innocent, they were gathering the tools, 
           Em                 C       Am7     G    C G
They would need to make their journey back to nature. 
           Em                      G        
While the sand slipped through the opening, 
          C                     G
And their hands reached for the golden ring, 
           Em                         C                 D      C G D
With their hearts they turned to each other's heart for refuge, 
       Em                  C                G      C G 
In the troubled years that came, before the deluge. 


G                           C                 G
Some of them knew pleasure, some of them knew pain, 
        Em                  C                    G        C G
And for some of them it was only the moment that mattered.
G                                          
And on the brave and crazy wings of youth, 
          C                Em  G
They went flying around in the rain, 
          Em                C                   G        C G
And their feathers, once so fine, grew torn and tattered. 
           Em                    G               
And in the end they traded their tired wings, 
        C                G
For the resignation that living brings, 
    Em                          Am7     C     
And exchanged love's bright and fragile glow, 
        D                    C G D
For the glitter and the rouge, 
         Em          G6   C                G     C G 
And in a moment they were swept before the deluge. 

(Chorus)
G                                  C   G C              
Now let the music keep our spirits high,     
        Em        Am7  G               C G
Let the buildings keep our children dry, 
G                        D              G  C       G  C
Let creation reveal it's secrets by and by, by and by,
         G                 C     Am7              G   D 
When the light that's lost within us, reaches the sky.  


G                               C                 G
Some of them were angry, at the way the earth was abused, 
       Em                     C                     G    C G
By the men who learned how to forge her beauty into power, 
         G                                   C             G
And they struggled to protect her from them, only to be confused, 
       Em               C                  G   C G
By the magnitude of her fury, in the final hour, 
             Em                    G                                
And when the sand was gone and the time arrived, 
       C                 G
In the naked dawn only a few survived, 
       Em               C                 D                C G D
And in attempts to understand a thing, so simple and so huge, 
              Em                 C   G           C     G
Believed that they were meant to live….after the deluge.            

(Chorus)
G                                  C   G C              
Now let the music keep our spirits high,     
        Em        Am7  G               C G
Let the buildings keep our children dry, 
G                        D              G  C       G  C
Let creation reveal it's secrets by and by, by and by,
         G                 C     Am7              G   D 
When the light that's lost within us, reaches the sky. 

D7 G C G C GC G/D D G Am7 G C G C G D 
G C G C G D G C G C G C G D G C G C G



 
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