Chords in this song

A# chordC chordDm7 chordF chordGm chord

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Intro -riff or Verse chords-:
xA|---------------------------------------------------7--|
xE|--1--3-5------------5------------5-----5---5/3---1----|
xC|--2--4-5---9-11---9-5---9-11---9-5---5---5------------|
xG|-----------5-7----5-----5-7----5----------------------|

Verse:
Dm7Dm7 chord      FF chord          BbBb chord     FF chord
Tried to keep you close to me,
    BbBb chord       FF chord        CC chord
But life got in between
Dm7Dm7 chord       FF chord         BbBb chord      FF chord
Tried to square not being there
     BbBb chord        FF chord                CC chord
But think that I should have been

Chorus:
BbBb chord
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
BbBb chord
Hold back the river so I
FF chord
Can stop for a minute and see where you hide
FF chord
Hold back the river, hold back

Verse:
Dm7Dm7 chord    FF chord     BbBb chord        FF chord
Once upon a different life
    BbBb chord       FF chord                CC chord
We rode our bikes into the sky
    Dm7Dm7 chord      FF chord      BbBb chord        FF chord
But now we crawl against the tide
      BbBb chord       FF chord                CC chord
Those distant days are flashing by

Chorus:
BbBb chord
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes

Hold back the river so I
FF chord                         
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
                      CC chord
Hold back the river, hold back
BbBb chord
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes

Hold back the river so I
FF chord
Can stop for a minute and see where you hide
                      CC chord
Hold back the river, hold back

Dm7Dm7 chord  FF chord    BbBb chord   FF chord
Ooh oho, oho, oho,
 BbBb chord   FF chord    CC chord   
Oho, oho, ohooh

Bridge:
FF chord                                     BbBb chord
Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander
GmGm chord
Let us hold each other
FF chord                                     BbBb chord
Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander
GmGm chord
Let us hold each other

Chorus:
BbBb chord
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes

Hold back the river so I
FF chord                         
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
                      CC chord
Hold back the river, hold back
BbBb chord
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes

Hold back the river so I
FF chord
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
                      CC chord
Hold back the river, ooh

Bridge:
FF chord                                     BbBb chord
Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander
GmGm chord
Let us hold each other
FF chord                                     BbBb chord
Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander
GmGm chord
Let us hold each other

Outro:
xA|---------------------------------------------------7--|
xE|--1--3-5------------5------------5-----5---5/3---1----|
xC|--2--4-5---9-11---9-5---9-11---9-5---5---5------------|
xG|-----------5-7----5-----5-7----5----------------------|

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