Nautical Disaster

Tragically Hip

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Intro: | Em | D | G | D | Em | D | G | D |

           Em            D            G
I had this dream where I relished the fray 
        D                Em          D    C  D
and the screaming filled my head all day.
          Em              D                  G
It was as though I'd been spit here, settled in, 
         D           Em            D          C
into the pocket of a lighthouse on some rocky socket,
        D                          Em  D
off the coast of France, dear.

         G              D                    Em      D
One afternoon, four thousand men died in the water here
    C            D                   Em        D         G         D        Em D C D
and five hundred more were thrashing madly as parasites might in your blood.
               Em               D                G
Now I was in a lifeboat designed for ten and ten only,
   D               Em                D
anything that systematic would get you hated.
     C                D          Em                D       G    D    
It's not a deal nor a test nor a love of something fated.  Duh.
                Em                 D               G
The selection was quick, the crew was picked, in order,
    D                 Em        D               C      D       Em
and those left in the water got kicked off our pant leg and we headed for home.

Guitar Solo: | Em | G | C | D | (2 times)

         Em                  D                       G
Then the dream ends when the phone rings, your doing alright
             D                Em                 D      C             D
he said it's out there most days and nights, but only a fool would complain.
   Em   D            G            D
Anyway Susan, if you like, our conversation
      Em         D           C      D
is as faint as a sound in my memory,
         Em        D               C       D
as those fingernails scratching on my hull.

Guitar Solo: | Em | D | C | D |
             | Em | G | C | D | (repeat until end)