The Waves Come Sweeping In

from by Bob Wright and Harbortown Revue

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THE WAVES COME SWEEPING IN (capo 2nd/dropped D- key of E)
© Bob Wright
E A E
Sunlight on the water and the wind is nearly gone
A E
A father and a daughter
B
Walk the shores that they have known
A B E A B E
Toes in sand, hand in hand
E
Their footprints fade behind them
B E
When the waves come sweeping in
(Chorus)
A E
The world turns water flows
B E
Anywhere it wants to go
A B
It’s always been that way
A E
Hurricanes ice and tides
B E
They don’t ever compromise
A B E A
So we just go on with our lives
B E
Hoping things will change

They say the waters rising and the beach will disappear
And we’ll have to move the lighthouse
Again in a few years
We take a chance when we build on sand
That shifts and spins beneath us
When the waves come sweeping in
(Chorus)
Down the beach a yellow dog is running in the surf
Seagulls eye a blanket but the people get there first
Another man lies in the sand
And lingers in the water
When the waves come sweeping in
(Chorus)

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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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