Before the Deluge

D                                                    F                                C
Some of them were dreamers, some of them were fools
                  b                              G                        D         A
Who were making plans and thinking of the future
                D                                                          G                      D
With the energy of the innocent, they were gathering the tools
                     b                                G            A            D
They would need to make their journey back to nature
                  b                                          D
When the sand slipped through the opening
                 G                                     D
And their hands reached for the golden ring
                 b                                              G                             A
And their hearts they turned to each other's hearts for refuge
           b                                 G            A             D
In the troubled years that came before the deluge

Some of them knew pleasure, some of them knew pain
And for some of them it was only the moment that mattered
On the wild and crazy wings of youth
They went flying around in the rain
Untik their feathers once so fine grew were torn and tattered

In the end, they traded their tired wings
For the resignation that living brings
They trades love's bright and fragile glow for the glitter and the rouge
In a moment they were swept before the deluge

D                                            G
So let the music keep our spirits high
D                                             G
Let the buildings keep our children dry
             b                         G                         A
Let creation reveal its secrets by and by
                 b                                 G       A                    D
When the light that's lost within us reaches the sky

Some of them were angry at the way the earth was abused
By those men who learned to forge beauty into power
And in trying to protect us from them only became confused
By the magnitude of the fury in the final hour

When the sand was gone and the time arrived
In the naked dawn, only a few survived
In attempts to understand this thing so simple and so huge
Believed they were meant to live after the deluge

Let the music keep our spirits high …

(Noten)   (Midi)