Iím the Ocean

Neil Young


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Em††† G††††††† I'm an accident

C†††††† D††††††† I was driving way too fast†††††††††††

Em††† G††††††† Couldn't stop though

C†††††† D††††††† So I let the moment last


Em††† G††††††† I'm for rollin'

C†††††† D††††††† I'm for tossin' in my sleep

Em††† G††††††† It's not guilt though

C†††††† D††††††† It's not the company I keep


Em††† G††††††† People my age

C†††††† D††††††† They don't do the things I do

Em††† G††††††† They go somehwere

C†††††† D††††††† While I run away with you


Em††† G††††††† I got my friends

C†††††† D††††††† And I got my children too

Em††† G††††††† I got her love

C†††††† D††††††† She's got my love too


Em††† G††††††† I can't hear you

C†††††† D††††††† But I feel the things you say

Em††† G††††††† I can't see you

C†††††† D††††††† But I see what's in my way


Em††† G††††††† Now I'm floatin'

C†††††† D††††††† Cause I'm not tied to the ground

Em††† G††††††† Words I've spoken

C†††††† D††††††† Seem to leave a hollow sound


Em††† G††††††† On the long plain

C†††††† D††††††† See the rider in the night

Em††† G††††††† See the chieftain

C†††††† D††††††† See the braves in cool moonlight


Em††† G††††††† Who will love them

C†††††† D††††††† When they take another life

Em††† G††††††† Who will hold them

C†††††† D††††††† When they tremble for the knife


Em††† G††††††† Voicemail numbers

C†††††† D††††††† On an old computer screen

Em††† G††††††† Rows of lovers

C†††††† D††††††† Parked forever in a dream


Em††† G††††††† Screaming sirens

C†††††† D††††††† Echoing across the bay

Em††† G††††††† To the old boats

C†††††† D††††††† From the city far away


Em††† G††††††† Homeless heroes

C†††††† D††††††† Walk the streets of their hometown

Em††† G††††††† Rows of zeros

C†††††† D††††††† On a field that's turning brown


Em††† G††††††† They play baseball

C†††††† D††††††† They play football under lights

Em††† G††††††† They play card games

C†††††† D††††††† And we watch them every night


Em††† G††††††† Need distraction

C†††††† D††††††† Need romance and candlelight

Em††† G††††††† Need random violence

C†††††† D††††††† Need entertainment tonight


Em††† G††††††† Need the evidence

C†††††† D††††††† Want the testimony of

Em††† G††††††† Expert witnesses

C†††††† D††††††† On the brutal crimes of love


Em††† G††††††† I was too tired

C†††††† D††††††† To see the news when I got home

Em††† G††††††† Pulled the curtain

C†††††† D††††††† Fell into bed alone


Em††† G††††††† Started dreaming

C†††††† D††††††† Saw the rider once again

Em††† G††††††† In the doorway

C†††††† D††††††† Where she stood and watched for him


Em††† G††††††† I'm not present

C†††††† D††††††† I'm a drug that makes you dream

Em††† G††††††† I'm an aerostar

C†††††† D††††††† I'm a cutlass supreme


Em††† G††††††† In the wrong lane

C†††††† D††††††† Trying to turn against the flow

Em††† G††††††† I'm the ocean

C†††††† D††††††† I'm the giant undertow


Em††† G††††††† I'm the ocean

C†††††† D††††††† I'm the giant undertow

Em††† G††††††† I'm the ocean

C†††††† D††††††† I'm the giant undertow