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David Allan Coe - Castles In The Sand (Chord)
Album: Castles In The Sand (1983)
Submitter: lmofle (681) on 7/8/13
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Castles In The Sand
By David Allan Coe
Tabbed By Larry Mofle
7/8/2013


Capo 7 (to sound like the recording)


C
Yeah, I've seen your face in magazines
F                           G                    C
Yeah I've read all of those press room queens descr i ptions
C
I can't believe the lies they tell
F                    G              C  
But truth is not the way to sell subscr i ptions
F             G                  C  
After all the smoke had cleared away
F               G                C               Am
Did not take me long to find out what you had to say
F                                                                 G
This is just a game and I'm glad I finally learned to play by the rules
        F      C           G
Do they really think we're fools


They put you down behind my back
Distorting all the honest facts about you
While searching through your lyric sheets
For secret meanings too discreet to doubt you
Isn't it a shame they never heard
They finally wrote you off as really being too absurd
While all the time you sacrificed your rhymes to find a word they could not see
Hidden in your melodies


Chorus:
       F               G             C
Like a tree that could bend with the wind
       F          G                C
Like a river that flows around the bend
       F             G              C              F 
Like a dream, like a song, they all cross right or wrong
          C                G              C 
They just keep on building castles in the sand


Then just like you they told me lies
And offered corporate alibis to change me
My songs were taken through the mill
While managers were hired to rearrange me
They led me to the slaughter like a lamb
I just kept pretending that I did not give a damn
Now this situations gotten too far out of hand to be real
I don't wanna make a deal

The parasites reach for your heart
Each one must try do their part to drain you
You give them your best autograph
On pictures, knowing well, they're gonna frame you
Don't you know it happens every time
Little did they know that I could read between the lines
You told them times were changing but they did not heed the signs, I'm not that green
Bobby,do you know what I mean

Chorus 2:
I'm Like a tree that can bend with the wind
I'm like a river that flows around the bend
I'm like a dream, like a song, that I've crossed, right or wrong
And I'll just keep on building castles in the sand

They drove me in their limousines
My pockets bursting at the seems with money
They said that I could take your place
By putting makeup on my face like honey
Now don't you know it chilled me to the bone
They even had the nerve to ask me if i could re-write Like a Rolling Stone
Thats when I told they the should leave my ass alone, its plan to see
I just wanted to be free

Chorus 1

And every song i write my friend
I play it with my band
 
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