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"The Coral Castle" by Andrew Peterson
From "Carried Along"
Music and lyrics by Andrew Peterson
Copyright © 2000 New Spring Publishing (ASCAP)
http://www.andrew-peterson.com
Transcribed by T-rev http://www.t-rev.net


xx2003  Em3
xx1202  B7/D#
xx0232  D
x42020  A7/C#
x32033  Cadd9
x21202  B7
022000  Em
320033  G

Em3                    B7/D#
Late one night I had a notion
   Em3                        D
An epiphany would be a better word
     A7/C#                            Cadd9
So I stumbled in the dark down to the ocean
      B7                                Em   D
And I pulled my broken heart out of the surf

I had told her I did not have much to offer
And I had told her I would treat her like a queen
But I guess I wasn't worth what I would cost her
So the night has brought me to this coral reef

   Cadd9                    G
So down to the water I will come
   Cadd9                           G
To raise for her this castle with my hands
    Cadd9                        A7/C#
And steal away before the morning sun
               D                Cadd9          G
'Cause I don't need her love to love her all I can
  Cadd9  G  B7
No no

So night on night and year on year
Well, I worked until my hands no longer bled
And I let the ocean bear away my tears
So that she would know that I could love her best

And a desert's just a sea without a shore
And a lonely man at worst is still a man
And I ain't gonna cry for her no more
'Cause I don't need her love to love her all I can

I often dreamed I saw her face among the people
Who'd come to see the coral fortress I had built
But it may as well have been another seagull
And the castle is there waiting for her still

So down to the water I will come
To wander through this castle on the sand
And steal away before the morning sun
'Cause I don't need her love to love her all I can
        D                Cadd9          G
I don't need her love to love her all I can
  Cadd9  G  D  G  D  G
No no


Transcribed 4/11/2000 by T-rev
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