Intro -x2-: G Em C D
 
Verse 1:
           G
Well, the moon made your mother
    Em
The sun was your brother
      C                         D
Your son was no other than the mast or the rudder
      G
You never could see him
     Em
Or others believe him
     C                        D
The soil or the sea then the better the freedom
 
Chorus 1:
     C                         D
Well, you were the one that I saw
                        B7
When I looked for the light on the shore
         Em
Or the steam in the thaw
      C                         D  
The ship that sailed in just as I 
                  G     Em
Was about to let go
                  C     D
Oh, about to let go
              G  Em
About to let go, oh
      C                         D  
The ship that sailed in just as I 
 
was about to let go
 
Interlude: G Em C D
 
Verse 2:
            G
Well, the sand was your sister
     Em
The ocean your mistress
       C
The clouds lived on dreams
          D
That you had and your wishes
       G
The shells spoke for ages
         Em
Through torn diary pages
         C                                    D
And the sea life could see right through the shifting sensations
 
Chorus 2:
     C                         D
Well, you were the one that I need
                       B7
When I found out the prisoners were gone
          Em
And the ghosts were all freed
      C                          D
The walls that once held us all tight
                  G     Em
Were about to let go
                  C    D
Oh, about to let go,  mh
              G  Em
About to let go, oh
      C                          D  
The walls that once held us all tight 

Were about to let go
 
Interlude: G Em C D
 
Verse 3:
          G
Well, the trees fell like feathers
      Em
And carved out like leather
       C                      D
They slipped to the bottom of unideal weather
     G
We crawled through the forest
    Em
The sea had then told us
    C
To hold all our weapons
   D
Until they had warned us about
 
Bridge:
C                         D
The family of stars that cover your heart
      B7                   Em
The blanket of moondust about to depart
      C                            D
The scent of your trees when you start
                    G   Em
To sing the truth out
 
Chorus 2:
     C                         D
And you were the one that I need
                        B7
When I found out the prisoners were gone
          Em
And the ghosts were all freed
      C                           D                       G   Em
The walls that once held us all tight, were about to let go
 
Chorus 1:
     C                       D
And you were the one that I saw
                       B7
When I looked for the light on the shore
         Em
Or the steam in the thaw
      C                         D
The ship that sailed in just as I 
                  G     Em
Was about to let go
                  C       D  
Oh, about to let go
             G   Em  
About to let go, oh
      C               G         D  
The ship that sailed in just as I 
                 G  
was about to let go 
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