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THE DIVER (DADGAD) capo 3
© Bob Wright


I am a diver and I walk beneath the sea

It’s a place that you must learn to move about in carefully

I see the fishes and the shipwrecks in the dark

And I glory in the pressure and the circling of the sharks

I came for the adventure and for riches and for gold
It’s a story you have heard before a story that is old
But I heard the sirens singing and the choruses of whales
And I learned to love their beauty and I came to know their tales

I soon gave up on treasure that had dropped down to the sand
From the fragile boats above me that had ventured far from land
Cause it couldn’t match the beauty of the places I had found
And I felt a sense of freedom every time that I went down

I know the turtles and the mermaids all by name
And I know it is a privilege to be back with them again
Cause I’m tethered to the surface and I feel the heavy sea
And I wish that I could stay there but it isn’t meant to be

I know my time to spend with them is coming to an end
Cause my bones ache from the nitrogen the cold and from the bends
I’ll end my days a crippled man I knew the dangers all
But it’s never been my nature to ignore a siren’s call

I am a diver and I walk beneath the sea
It’s a place you learn that you must move about in carefully
I see the fishes and the shipwrecks in the dark
And I glory in the pressure and the circling of the sharks

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from The Diver, released January 1, 2008

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Bob Wright/ Harbortown New York, New York

He is a multi-instrumentalist, an award winning songwriter and Bob Wright songs are often mistaken for traditional songs because their immigrant roots run deep beneath the surface of America and back to the places they came from for nurturing and inspiration. They surface in a modern world, constructed with a modern sensibility and a comforting resonance with the past. ... more

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