written by Kenny Loggins and Dona Lyn George from the Motherlode album - 1975 Cmaj9 Fmaj9 Cmaj9 A A7 I've seen brighter, I've known brighter days Dm7 Dm7-5 lying alone in the shade of a manzanita; Cmaj9 Fmaj9 Cmaj9 A A7 it's been sweeter, bitter sweeter days. Dm7 Dm7-5 I know it's not for always, but all i can say is Cmaj9 E7 I've known better days. A7 Dm7 G C7M Is summer gone? Has it been that long? Fmaj9 Bm7 E7 I guess that's what seasons will bring. Am7 D G C7M Cm7 I'm caught again in the autumn wind, Dm7 G but I remember spring. Cmaj9 Bbmaj9 G11 Cmaj9 Bmaj9 For I've seen brighter days, Cmaj9 Bbmaj9 Em9 A seen lighter places to stay along my way. Dm7 G Cmaj9 Bbmaj9 F G11 Oh, I've seen brighter days Cmaj9 Fmaj9 Cmaj9 A A7 I've seen warmer, soft and warmer nights Dm7 Dm7 Cmaj9 lying with love by my side in the sycamores Fmaj9 Cmaj9 A A7 there've been finer, I've seen mighty finer nights Dm7 Dm7-5 Cmaj9 Knowing what's wrong or what's right just don't matter E7 when you're in warmer nights. Am7 Dm7 G C7M But here I am like a sea blown wind Fmaj9 Bm7 E7 under my thunder and rain Am7 D G C7M Cm7 I'll ride the waves till a sunny day Dm7 G comes to me again Cmaj9 Bbmaj9 Cmaj9 for I've seen brighter days, Bbmaj9 Cmaj9 Bbmaj9 Em9 A seen lighter places to stay along my way. Dm7 G Cmaj9 Bbmaj9 F Cmaj9 Oh, I've seen brighter days.