Lyrics/chords to "Wash Us Away"

Wash Us Away

(Ian Hunter)

(Capo on 5)
G/// C/G/ G/// C/G/
C G G/// C/G/ On the very first decade that we got to dream in
C G G/// C/G/ Our fathers were angry, our mother's were screamin'
C G G/// C/G/
At the clothes we were wearin' and the music we got off on
C G G/// C/G/ G/// C/G/ Hitler was dead, welcome to Babylon
Am C Carved our initials out across the sand
G D
The heart and the arrow, no-one understands
Am C Then the tide rolled in and everything ran
G D Am C G D And washed us away, washed us away, washed us away
G C G C/G/ C/G/ Up in the attic ambition was burning
C G C/G/ C/G/ Now my fingers were bleedin' but the tables were turning
C G C/G/ C/G/ Down in the city the future was beckoning
C G C/G/ C/G/ And I hated myself on the day of reckoning
(Oh yeah)
Am C
Carved our initials on top of the cake
G D The heart and the arrow - the rattle and the snake
Am C How was I to know that the Earth was gonna break
G D Am C G D
And wash us away, wash us away, wash us away
Am
Everything's temporary in this world
G
Ain't it a shame when you lose someone
Am
Here tomorrow, gone today
G D Am C G D
Wash us away, wash us away, wash us away
G C G G/// C/G/
There was never a fool like a young fool alone in
C G G/// C/G/ A world without someone he can find a home in
C G G/// C/G/ And for all the wrong reasons we rescued each other
C G C/G/ C/G/ C/G/ C/G/ You bandaged my heart I never would recover
(ohhhh)
Am C
No river runs true, it always takes a twist
G D Hearts can be broken, arrows gonna miss
Am C How was I to know that it was gonna come down to this
G D
And wash us away
Am C And we wrote our names on the Dead Sea Scrolls
G D The young and the restless, the brave and the bold
Am C How was we to know it was gonna get outta control
G D Am C And wash us away, wash us away, G D Am
Wash us away, wash us away, C G D
Wash us away, wash us away, wash us away
C/G/ C/G/ C/G/ C/G/ 

Notation

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Transcribed by Paul Stepto

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Adrian Perkins