Monday, 20 July 2015

Lava

A friend sent this video, and now I finally understand why my son has been urging me to go and see Pixar's Inside/Out—"especially the short."


In terms of chord structure, it's a very simple song, so rather than just make the chord sheet available right away, I thought it might be more interesting to make a worksheet for sounding out the chords. The straight lyrics are below, but a printable .pdf file with space for adding chords can be found here.

Lava
intro:

A long, long time ago, there was a volcano
living all alone in the middle of the sea

He sat high above his bay watching all the couples play
and wishing that he had someone, too


And from his lava came this song of hope that he sang
out loud every day for years and years

chorus:
I have a dream I hope will come true
that you're here with me, and I'm here with you
I wish that the earth, sea, and the sky up abov-a
will send me someone to lava

Years of singing all alone turned his lava into stone
until he was on the brink of extinction

But little did he know that living in the sea below
another volcano was listening to his song

Every day she heard his tune her lava grew and grew
because she believed his song was meant for her

Now she was so ready to meet him above the sea
as he sang his song of hope for the last time

(chorus)

Rising from the sea below stood a lovely volcano
looking all around but she could not see him

He tried to sing to let her know that she was not there alone
but with no lava his song was all gone

(chorus)

Oh, they were so happy to finally meet above the sea
all together now, their lava grew and grew

No longer are they all alone with aloha as their new home
and when you visit them, this is what they sing:

I have a dream I hope will come true
that you'll grow old with me, and I'll grow old with you

We thank the earth, sea, and the sky we thank, too
I lava you
I lava you
I lava you


If you haven't worked out chords before, it may help to know that this song is in the key of C so will likely have the chords of C, F and G, at least.

And if you aren't interested in working these things out, the full chord sheet can be found here.