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Windward

Lyrics © 2015 Steve Savitzky;
\ttto ``Where the Heart Is'' by Naomi Rivkis and Callie Hills

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Am Dm Am
My gr andmother  came from Od essa
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  Left on the  wings of a wild winter  storm.
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She  swam the Atl antic in  winter
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To a pl ace where her  eggs would be  sheltered and  warm.


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She p ushed through the cr owd at the beachhead to  lay them
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  Crawled back to  sea with a satisfied sm ile;
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She said as she  swam through the warm Cari bbean,
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``Now this  is my home,  well at  least for a wh ile.''
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Dm Am Dm Am
And she  told her new  friends with a  laugh in her  eyes,
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Said, ``I  followed my  heart, and the heart never  lies.
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And  where the wind  takes me no  turtle can  tell,
Am Dm Am
But I'm  always at  home in the seas where I  dwell,
Am Dm F Am
Because  home is wher ever I  carry my  shell.''

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Am Dm Am
I was  born within  sight of Manh attan,
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Knew the scent of the  Hudson too deeply to  speak
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You swam Puget  Sound with the  salmon
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And I loved you bef ore I had  known you a  week.

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I'd  swum round Cape  Horn on my way to  Alaska
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We met off Van couver as I paddled  through;
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You smiled as you  showed me your islands and  beaches
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But your eyes held the  question my  Grandma's friends  knew.
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But I  said, ``I love  travel as  much as your  eyes,
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So I'll  follow my  heart and the heart never  lies.
Dm Am Dm Am
And  where the wind  takes me no  turtle can  tell,
Am Dm Am
But I'm  always at  home in the seas where I  dwell,
Am Dm F Am
Because  home is wher ever I  carry my  shell.''
Am Dm Am
The  water kept  rising unn oticed,
Dm Am
A little bit warmer and  wilder each  year
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Came a time when we  couldn't de ny it:
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That the beach we called  home would too  soon disapp ear.


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Am Dm Am
So we'll  spend a few  decades and visit our  children,
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They're swimming the  seas from New Zealand to  Nome.
Dm Am
We will leave with the  tide, let the waves take us  windward,
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But whereever we  wander we'll  always be  home.
Dm Am Dm Am
And we've  spread our des cendents, as  wide as the  skies,
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And we've  followed our  hearts, for the heart never  lies.
Dm Am Dm Am
Where the  wind takes us  next year no  turtle can  tell,
Am Dm Am
But we'll  still be at  home come high water or  hell,
Am Dm F Am
Because  home is wher ever you  carry your  shell.

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