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Top of the World


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Standard tuning Capo on Silver Bell version: 9 Capo on Impossible Dream version: 8 G: 320033 D: XX0232 Em: 022000 C: X32010 G D I wished I was smarter, I wished I was stronger Em C I wished I'd loved Jesus the way my wife does G D I wished it'd been easier instead of any longer Em C I wished I could've stood where you would've been proud G D But that won't happen now, that won't happen now C D There's a whole lot of singing that's never gonna be heard Em C G Disappearing everyday without so much as a word somehow C D And I think I broke the wings off that little songbird Em C G She's never gonna fly to the top of the world now D To the top of the world I don't have to answer any of these questions Don't have no god to teach me no lessons I'd come home in the evening, sit in my chair One night they called me for supper, but I never got up I stayed right there in my chair There's a whole lot of singing that's never gonna be heard Disappearing everyday without so much as a word somehow I think I broke the wings off that little songbird She's never gonna fly to the top of the world now To the top of the world Em C Ooooh oooh, oooh oooh I wish I'd have known you, wish I'd have shown you All of the things I was on the inside But I'd pretend to be sleeping when you'd come in in the morning To whisper goodbye and go to work in the rain Now I don't know why, don't know why And everyone's singing we just wanna be heard Disappearing everyday without so much as a word somehow Wanna grab ahold of that little songbird Take her for a ride to the top of the world right now To the top of the world Em C Ohhh ohhh, ohhh ohhh Em C To the top of the world, to the top of the world Em C To the top of the world, to the top of the world Em C To the top of the world, to the top of the world Em The top of the world


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