Close To The Wind
Written by Gerry Beckley and Steve Levine, ©1994

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Intro: Bb/C  C7/9  Bb/C  C7/9  Dm  D7/9  G

Ah

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La - tely, it hasn't been ea  -  sy 
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I've been wanderin' all  night
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Sear - chin', tryin' to find an an    swer
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Why  I'm in this situa  tion
 
                    Dm          Em
I've been sailing close to the wind
Dm                            Em
Trying to keep my head above water
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Close to the wind, without you 
                    Dm          Em
I've been sailing close to the wind
Dm                      Em 
Every day it just gets harder
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But you're all I need to survive 

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For so   long it felt   like 
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I    was walking on the wa  -  ter
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I    found the hard   part 
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Is wa  -  king without you in the mor  -  ning 

                    Dm          Em
I've been sailing close to the wind
     Dm                           Em 
The weight of the world's on my shoulders (everyday now) 
  F           G             A4  Am
Close to the wind, without you 
                    Dm          Em
I've been sailing close to the wind
     Dm                   Em 
The loneliness it's never-ending (yes I'm falling) 
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Open your heart, come aboard 

F
And if we're back together 
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I know our love will be everlasting 
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I still believe that there's a chance
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For us to have a happy ending 
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Peace will reign on earth
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Life for all it's worth, oh yeah 

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I    pray every single mor    ning
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That this  time we will be much stron  ger

                    Dm          Em
I've been sailing close to the wind 
Dm                      Em
Help me try to find a shelter (to protect you) 
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Close to the wind without you 
                    Dm          Em
I've been sailing close to the wind
Dm                       Em 
But inside it's safe and warm now (we're together)
F           G            A4  Am 
Don't be afraid of the storm 
                    Dm    Em              Dm                 Em
I've been sailing close,     close to the wind (been sailing in)
                     F          G            A4  Am
(Close to the wind) Don't be afraid of the storm 
                    Dm    Em              Dm                 Em
I've been sailing close,     close to the wind (been sailing in)
                     F          G            A4  Am
(Close to the wind) Don't be afraid of the storm 


Last Revised: 9 November 2013