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The Saltwater Room Chords

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5th fret
“The Saltwater Room"- OWL CITY   

Em                     C         G
I opened my eyes last night and saw you in the low light 
Em                        C       
Walking down by the bay, on the shore
Em                   G
staring up at the planes that aren’t there anymore 
Em                  C      G          C 
I was feeling the night grow old and you were looking so cold 
Em            C                      Em      
Like an introvert, I drew my over shirt 
                   G                            Em     
Around my arms and began to shiver violently before 
             C           G           C                   
You happened to look and see the tunnels all around me 
Em                  C          Em
Running into the dark underground 
                    G                      Em
All the subways around create a great sound 
                  C           G
To my motion fatigue: farewell 
        Em              C
With your ear to a seashell 
You can hear the waves in underwater caves 
                     C                      G
As if you actually were inside a saltwater room 

    (D, Em, C        D, Em, G)

Em                     C            G
Time together is just never quite enough
                     C                           Em
When you and I are alone, I’ve never felt so at home
                               C                  G
What will it take to make or break this hint of love?
We need time, only time 
Em                         C                G
When we’re apart whatever are you thinking of? 
                        C                          Em
If this is what I call home, why does it feel so alone? 
                           C                  G
So tell me darling, do you wish we’d fall in love? 
All the time, all the time 

Em                         C        G
Can you believe that the crew has gone and wouldn’t let me sign on?
Em                   C           Em                    G
All my islands have sunk in the deep, so I can hardly relax or even oversleep
Em                  C           G          Em                       C     
I feel as if I were home some nights when we count all the ship lights 
I guess I’ll never know why sparrows love the snow 
                            C                             G
We’ll turn off all of the lights and set this ballroom aglow

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tahweesuh 10 wrote on September 27 2008, 08:21 pm

isn't there supposed to be a c at the end of the first line? like em-c-g-c?

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jaystradley 10 wrote on July 15 2009, 02:08 am

not really on at all. play it with the song and not the chaos.

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KeepSingingNow 50 wrote on February 25 2011, 04:30 pm

this is not at all correct IN ANY WAY ARE YOU RETARDED.

...it's not even in the right key. go watch a video of them play it live you don't even need a capo... the chords on the album version are just variations of F C and Am.

add a G on the high e when you play the F chord and then an
E like this:


and then...using your ear...add a D and then back to the C for the C chord...


if you were smart. you'd just leave your first finger on the first fret of the b string the whole time and switch the 2nd and 3rd fingers all up on string...

hope this helps.

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