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HOW MANY WORDS?

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


      INTRO:  A

              D                               A
          I.  if you'd melt that wall of ice around you,
              D                                 E7
              you'd have tears enough to fill a lake
                   D                            F#m
              that empties and becomes an empty canyon.
                  Bm                             E
              I'd try to fill it up for your own sake.
                     E7                      D
                 but how many words would it take?
                                          A
                 (how many words would it take?)
                                                    D
                 I'd try to fill it up for your own sake.
                                          E  -  E/D - E/C# - E/B
                 (how many words would it take?)

                  D                        A
         II.  I'd give you artificial inspiration,
                  D                             E7
              and heart-to-heart resuscitation, too.
                  D                               F#m
              I'd pull the puppet strings of your sleepwalk.
                  Bm                            E
              but if the only shade of light is blue,
                     E7                            D
                 how could I make a rainbow out of you?
                                                    A
                 (how could I make a rainbow out of you?)
                                               D
                 if the only shade of light is blue.
                                                    A
                 (how could I make a rainbow out of you?)
                                               D
                    and how many words will it take?
                                             A
                    (how many words would it take?)
                                                         D
                    I'd try to build you up for your own sake.
                                             E
                    (how many words would it take?)


 INSTRUMENTAL:  E - E/D - E/C# - E/B - E - E/D - E/F# - E/G#


              F#m                A         D
   CHORUS A:  how can I make you breathe today?
                   F#m
              do I say,
              D
              inhale-exhale-inhale-exhale,
                        A
              night and day?
              D
              inhale-exhale-inhale,
                                E
              until I'm old and grey?


 REPEAT INSTRUMENTAL: E - E/D - E/C# - E/B - E - E/D - E/F# - E/G#


              D                                   A
         III. how soon the sun is setting on this old day.
              D                     E  -  E/D - E/C# - E/B
              poison ivy dying everywhere.
                    D                              F#m
              let's turn around and face the other way now.
                   Bm                       E
              it's summer in the other hemisphere.
                  E7                                   D
              and soon the spinning earth will take us there.
                                                    A
              (soon the spinning earth will take us there.)
                                            D
              it's summer in the other hemisphere.
                                                    A
              (soon the spinning earth will take us there.)
                                             D
                 and how many words would it take?
                                          A
                 (how many words would it take?)
                                                      D
                 I'd try to build you up for your own sake.
                                          E  -  E/D - E/C# - E/B
                 (how many words would it take?
                         E  -  E/D - E/F# - E/G#
                 I gotta know.)


              F#m                A         D
   CHORUS B:  how can I make you breathe today?
                   F#m
              do I say,
              D
              inhale-exhale-inhale-exhale,
                        A
              night and day?
              D
              inhale-exhale-inhale...
                                  E  -  E/D - E/C# - E (no 3rd)
              until you have your way?

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