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Verse:
C
I stood alone, upon the platform in vain
C                                                 F
Puerto Ricans they were playing me salsa in the rain
                                C
With open doors and manual locks
     F        Fm        C
In fast food parking lots


C
I headed West, I was a man on the move
C   
New York had lied to me, I needed the truth
           F                                    C
Oh, I need somebody, needed someone I could trust
         Am               G           F      C
I don't gamble, but if I did I would bet on us

Chorus:
C
Like the Dead Sea
                             F
You told me I was like the Dead Sea
                                Am
You'll never sink when you are with me
      G           F      C
Oh Lord, like the Dead Sea
C
Whoa, I'm like the Dead Sea
                             F
The nicest words you ever said to me
                  Am
Honey can't you see,
             G             F    C
I was born to be, be your Dead Sea

Verse:
C
You told me you were good at running away
C                                             F
Domestic life, it never suited you like a suitcase
                                         C
You left with just the clothes on your back
      F                Fm           C
You took the rest when you took the map


C
Yes, there are times we live for somebody else
C   
Your father died and you decided to live
            F                                    C
It for yourself you felt, you just felt it was time
          Am                   G            F        C
And I'm glad, cause you with cats, that's just not right

Chorus:
C
Like the Dead Sea
                             F
You told me I was like the Dead Sea
                                Am
You'll never sink when you are with me
      G           F      C
Oh Lord, like the Dead Sea
C
Whoa, I'm like the Dead Sea
                             F
The finest words you ever said to me
                  Am
Honey can't you see,
             G             F    C
I was born to be, be your Dead Sea

Bridge:
Am
I been down, I been defeated
F
You're the message I was heeding
D
Would you stay,
G
Would you stay the night?

Chorus:
C
Dead Sea
                             F
You told me I was like the Dead Sea
                                Am
You'll never sink when you are with me
      G           F      C
Oh Lord, I’m your Dead Sea
C
Whoa, I'm like the Dead Sea
                             F
The finest words you ever said to me
                                  Am
Don’t need to move your feet so quickly,
     G             F    C
Oh Lord, I’m your Dead Sea.
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11 Comments

  1. For baritone, transpose +5

  2. Actually in the live version he says don’t need to move your feet so quickly so you’re right I like it

  3. heatherbailey

    down down up down

  4. AmIEverInTheRightKey?

    I think it’s just me but F doesn’t sound right in the chorus, anyone got a suggestion for a swap?

  5. For the end I like to change it a bit and say “honey can’t you see, I will always be, be your Dead Sea”

  6. I played this for my girlfriend, she loved it.

  7. iristhesolivagant

    Not to be rude or anything, but in the first chorus it’s “the finest words” and in the other two it’s “the nicest words”. Also, the last lines should be, “Honey cant you see, I was born to be, be your dead sea.” Thanks for the amazing chords!

  8. Strumming pattern?

  9. It was all great! But instead of at the end saying “Don’t need to move your feet so quickly” it should be “Honey can’t you see, I was born to be, be your dead sea.”

  10. a single peeled avocado

    lord thactama (what a heck of a name!), although it should be an e7, fm sounds fine as well and is easier to play (imho) :)

  11. Lord Thactama

    The second C in the verse should be an E7. Other than that, perfect!

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