After All Chords – Dar Williams

 After All
       


 C  (add  G )                                              Fmaj7 
go ahead, push your luck, find out how much love the world can hold,
                    Dm7 F G C G 
once upon a time i had control, and reigned my soul in tight.

          C  (add  G )                              Fmaj7 
well the whole truth, it's like the story of a wave unfurled,
                     Dm7 
but i held the evil of the world,
    F G 
so i stopped the tide, froze it up from inside,

           C  (add  G )                                Fmaj7 
   and it felt like a winter machine that you go through and then,
                                      Dm7 
   you catch your breath and winter starts again, 
         F G C G 
   and everyone else is spring bound.

          C  (add  G )                                        Fmaj7 
and when i chose to live, there was no joy, it's just a line i crossed
                             Dm7 
it wasn't worth the pain my death would have cost
    F G C G 
so i was not lost or found. 

        C  (add  G )                                  Fmaj7 
and if i was to sleep, i knew my family had more truth to tell.
                          Dm7 
and so i traveled down a whispering well, 
    F G C G      
to know myself through them.

         C  (addG)                                      Fmaj7 
growing up, my mom had a room full of books, and hid away in there,
                           Dm7 
her father raging down a spiral stair, 
      F G 
till he found someone, most days his son,
 
         C  (add  G )                               Fmaj7 
   and sometimes i think my father, too, was a refugee, 
                                    Dm7 
   i know they tried to keep their pain from me, 
         F G C G 
   they could not see what it was for.

         C  (add  G )
but now i'm sleeping fine, 
                                Fmaj7 
sometimes the truth is like a second chance,
                        Dm7 
i am the daughter of a great romance,
     F G C G 
and they are the children of the war.


(break)  C  (addG)    Fmaj7 Dm7 F G C G C  (add  G )                                Fmaj7 
well the sun rose with so many colors, it nearly broke my heart,
                          Dm7 
it worked me over like a work of art, 
     F G C G 
and i was a part of all that.

       C  (add  G )                                         Fmaj7 
so go ahead push your luck, say what it is you gotta say to me,
                           Dm7 
we will push on into that mystery,
           F G C G 
and it'll push right back, and there are worse things than that,

              C  (add  G )                               Fmaj7 
   cause for every price, and every penance that i could think of, 
                        Dm7   
   it's better t
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