Don't Dream It's Over

Words & Music:

Neil Finn (Crowded House)


You can, of course, sub the basic chords (D, Bm, A) for the given ones (D7sus2, Bm(add2), A(add2)), but it is worth learning the more complex barre chords to get the true flavor of this song.  They are actually very easy to play.



A(add2)  D7sus2  G(add2)  [vamp]

[chords:  A(add2) = 5 5 7 7 5 5  |  D7sus2 = x 5 7 5 5 5  |  G(add2) = x 5 7 5 8 5]


A(add2) [5 5 7 7 5 5]                   F#(add2) [2 2 4 4 2 2]

There is freedom within, there is freedom without,

G(2)                                F#m

Try and catch the deluge in a paper cup.

A(add2)                      F#(add2)

There's a battle ahead, many battles are lost,

G(3)                                                  F#m

But you'll never see the end of the road while you're traveling with me.



G          A                D7sus2     Bm(add2) [x 2 4 4 2 2]

Hey, now!  Hey, now!  Don't dream it's over.

G          A                   D7sus2      Bm(add2)

Hey, now!  Hey, now!  When the world comes in.

G          A         D7sus2                  Bm(add2)

They come, they come to build a wall between us

G                       A [on beat 4]

You know they won't win.


Now, I'm towing my car, there's a hole in the roof.

My possessions are causing me suspicion but there's no proof.

In the paper today, tales of war and of waste; but you turn right over to the TV page.





   G              D           G                D                G                D          F#








Now, I'm walking again to the beat of a drum.

I'm counting the steps to the door of your heart.

Only shadows ahead barely clearing the roof.

Get to know the feeling of liberation and relief.




OUTRO:  [repeat chorus chords & out]


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