Dreaming with my eyes open    (video)    (midi)

 

     D - G - D    - C - G - D        +  D - G - C - G - D

 

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1. I spent half my life on bended knee, begging somebody to change,

                  C                              G                               D

    and the other half prayin' to God that they never would.

            D

    And all it got me was twice as lost, when it all turned out the same,

          C                                 G                      D

    but all that beggin' finally did somebody good.

                                    A                                      G

    I used to dream all night of the day that was gone,

                                        A                                G

    but come the mornin' light forever from now on.

 

                          A                                        D

Gonna do my dreamin' with my eyes wide open,

                C                  - G                          D

I'll do my looking back        with my eyes closed.

                             A                                            D

We can do some livin' or spend our whole life hopin',

                                       C          - G                         A

'cause in the end we're left with         the one we chose.

                         G                                         D

So, I'll do my dreaming with my eyes wide open.

 

+  D - G - C - G - D

 

      D

2. Every time the world moved on, I fell a little further behind,

             C                      G                            D

    from runnin' back or followin' someone home.

              D

    Till I learned that one step forward will take you further on

                  C                            G                              D

    than a thousand back or a million that ain't your own.

                                     A                                     G

    I used to dream all night of the day that was gone,

                                        A                                G

    but come the mornin' light forever from now on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                          A                                        D

Gonna do my dreamin' with my eyes wide open,

                C                  - G                          D

I'll do my looking back        with my eyes closed.

                             A                                            D

We can do some livin' or spend our whole life hopin',

                                       C          - G                         A

'cause in the end we're left with         the one we chose.

                         G                                         D

So, I'll do my dreaming with my eyes wide open.

 

 

+  repeat CHORUS (lines 1 & 2 as instrumental)

 

+  G - D - C - G - D

 

(orig. = capo 4th, midi = capo 3rd)    (Clay Walker)