Wither    (video)

 

    Am - F - Am - F

 

    Am           F           Am  F                    Am

1.       Let it out, let it out, fill the empty space

                 F                    C                      G

    so insecure, find the words and let it out.

Am             F                   Am      F                          Am

    Staring down, staring down, nothing comes to mind,

                   F                      C             G

    find the place, turn the water into wine.

F                                   Am         - F                                     Em   - G

    But I feel I'm getting nowhere,       and I'll never see the end.

 

         C  G          Am                  F

So I wither, and render myself helpless,

   C    G         Am                   F

I give in, and everything is clear.

      C     G              F

I break down, and let the story guide me.

 

   Am          F             Am  F                     Am 

2.    Turn it on, turn it on, let the feelings flow,

                       F                    C                            G

    close your eyes, see the ones you used to know.

Am         F            Am             F               Am

    Open up, open up, don't struggle to relate,

               F                    C              G

    lure it out, help the memory escape.

F                                         Am            - F                                  Em  - G

    Still this barrenness consumes me,       and I feel like giving up.

 

         C  G          Am                  F

So I wither, and render myself helpless,

   C    G         Am                   F

I give in, and everything is clear.

      C     G              F

I break down, and let the story guide me,

    C G           Am                 F

I wither, and give myself away.

 

  Dm                                      F

+     Like reflections on the page,

            G                           F    - G - Am

    the world's what you create.                    +  F - G - Am

 

          F                 G             Am

+   I drown in hesitation, my words come crashing down,

            F                   Em      Am

    and all my best creations burn into the ground.

                F                        G     C               G  Am

    The thought of starting over leaves me paralyzed,

               F                Dm                   G

    tear it out again another one that got away.

 

         C  G          Am                  F

So I wither, and render myself helpless,

   C    G         Am                   F

I give in, and everything is clear.      +  C - G - Am - F (2x)

 

    C  G          Am                  F

I wither, and render myself helpless,

   C    G         Am                   F

I give in, and everything is clear.

      C     G              F

I break down, and let the story guide me,

    C G           Am                 F

I wither, and give myself away.

 

  Dm                                      F              G                         Am   - F - Am

+     Like reflections on the page, the world's what you create,

             F                        Am      - F - Am         F            Am

    the world's what you create,                let it out, let it out.

 

(orig. = capo 1st)    (Dream Theater)