The Ryan Oreilly Band - Boats Against The Current Chords & Tabs


Boats Against The Current Chords & Tabs

The Ryan Oreilly Band Chords & Tabs

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Boats Against The Current Chords

Artist: Ryan O'Reilly
Album: The Blighted Apple (2011) & St Pancras Old Church (Live 2012)
Song: Boats Against The Current

Capo 3rd Fret

Verse 1.
 C                      F    Am                G
Run your hand along my arm, inside my jacket sleeve
 C                           F      Am             G
Let your tears fall in your smile, I can hardly breathe
          F              C                  Am              G
With my hands upon your hips you took our flag down to half mast
         C                    F             G             C
When we turned to face each other we were already in the past

Verse 2. (C F Am G X2 - F C Am G - C F G C)

The emptiness fills me and itís tidal like the Thames
If the numbness ever leaves me I wonít want this pain to end
Is it possible to change this, what would you like to ask
Is there a river we can follow ceaselessly towards the past

Chorus 1.

       F                  C                 E                 Am   G
I was blind to all those candles, heard the music felt your dress
           F                  C              E                Am    G
I shut my eyes your lips you gave to me for one last sweet caress
           F                C              E                  Am    G
Donít you give our love a eulogy I canít watch you close the door
         F              C                     G                C
It was winter time the first time but timeís not been stopped before

Verse 3. (C F Am G X2 - F C Am G - C F G C - all Verses the same pattern)
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You said you dreamed that I was holding you, I kissed your eyes your
lips your hair
You cried that was my goodbye to you, I only wish babe Iíd been there
Remember when I ran away to Dublin you wrote and told me to stay strong
Youíve only been gone a few hours but theyíre tortuously long

Verse 4. 

The chalice holds the poison and itís fermented by our fear
Put our love into a four foot hole, a foot for every year
Yesterday I had you, but it would be the last
The doors are locked and theyíve been bolted
Itís trapped us in the past

Chorus 2. (F C E Am G X3 - F C G C)

I can picture you so perfectly your hat down to your shoes
You said Iíve never been an adult and not belonged to you
Remember Magheramore that time I held you safe in both my hands
But the tide was unrelenting breaks the rocks down into sand

Verse 5. 

We didnít wait to hear the bell this time we knew it had just been rung
Our cobbled streets they were alive with all the carols being sung
Can our love end so suddenly, Iím not sure if itís true
Every time I dry my heavy eyes I still think Iíll see you

Verse 6.

I drove for hours and for miles after you got out the car
I couldnít listen to those love sick songs because they donít know who we are
I reached across to feel you but nothing now feels right
The stars are dancing heel to toe across the endless night

Verse 7.

I will draw the curtain you can take a sweeping bow
We remembered all our lines babe no-one had to show us how
Be careful that you do not slip upon the newly painted stage
I expected your directions but not times exquisite rage

Chorus 3. (F C E Am G X3 - F C G C)

Whoever you discover who next walks you to your door
Or dares put his hands where my hands used be
To dance across your bedroom floor
I hope he will understand youíre worth much more than he could know
Will you think of us from time to time and let our time together show

Verse 8.

The pearls they would destroy us because thatís not a diamond ring
Maybe I was scared to show you but you did mean everything
I only understand you only you know all of me
Is this how Adam felt the day that Eden set him free?