Circle In The Sand: Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle


Best of the 80s


Belinda Carlisle's 1988 recording of this rock ballad reached #7 on the charts. Originally a member of the group "The Go Gos," Carlisle has gone on to establish a successful career as a soloist. Circle In The Sand was written by Rick Nowels and Ellen Shipley. Are you familiar with it? Here she is on YouTube.




Chord Chart

You can find lots of charts online but I wanted to share what I'm playing on the piano. I really like this one. The song has a medium rock feel, 4/4 time signature. Key of F (one flat, Bb)

intro: Dm   Am7  Dm  Am7 (4 x)

Dm   Am7/Dm   Am
Sundown all around
Bb               C          Dm
Walking thru the summer's end
      Am7/D            Dm          
Waves crash baby, don't look back
Bb            C      Dm
I won't walk away again


Am7            Bb          Gm
Oh... baby, anywhere you go
Csus4         C         Am7
We are bound together, I begin
      Bb
Baby where you end
Gm                 Csus2
Somethings are forever

Chorus
               Dm    Am7       Dm
Circle in the sand, round and round
Am7           Dm      Am7       Dm Am7
Never ending love is what we've found
     Bbmaj7           C/Bb
And you complete the heart of me
     Bbmaj7           C
Our love is all we need
               Dm    Am7 Dm
Circle in the sand
               Dm    Am7 Dm
Circle in the sand
Verse

Dm   Am7/D   Dm           
Cold wind, tide moves in
Bb              C     Dm
Shivers in the salty air
    Am7/D  Dm   
Day breaks my heartaches
Bb                C         Dm
I will wait for you right here


Am7          Bb               Gm
Oh... baby when you look for me
 Csus4         C     Am7
Can you see forever? I begin
        Bb            Gm           Csus2
Baby where you end, we belong together

Chorus
              Dm       Am7         Dm
Circle in the sand, round and round
Am7             Dm         Am7      Dm
Rising of the moon as the sun goes down
     Bbmaj7          C/Bb
And you complete the heart of me
     Bbmaj7          C
Our love is all we need
              Dm    Am7 Dm
Circle in the sand
Am7           Dm    Am7
Circle in the sand

(Bridge:)


Dm    Am7

Dm    Bb    C


                   Bb   Dm   Bb   C
Baby can you hear me?
                Bb  Bbmaj7/D
Can you hear me calling?


Am7            Bb          Gm
Oh... baby, anywhere you go
C                       Am7
We are bound together, I begin
      Bb
Baby where you end
Gm                 Csus2
Somethings are forever
                Dm    Am7         Dm
Circle in the sand, round and round
Am7             Dm        Am7       Dm
Never ending love is what we've found
     Bbmaj7                C/Bb
Any you complete the heart of me
      Bbmaj7             C
Our love is all we need
                Dm    Am7
Circle in the sand
                Dm    Am7
Circle in the sand
                Dm    Am7     Dm
Circle in the sand
                Dm           ........fade
Circle in the sand


Chord Breakdown

intro

 D/DFA
A/CEG
D/ADF
A/GACE
D/DFA
A/CEBb

repeat

verse

D/FAD Sun
D/EGC down
D/FAD all a-
D/DFA round
Bb/FBbD walking thru the
C/CEA summer's
D/DFA end.
D/FAD Waves
D/EGC crash baby
D/FAD don't look
D/DFA back
Bb/FBbD I won't walk a-
C/CEA way a-
D/FAD gain.
A/CEGA Oh, baby
Bb/BbDG any
Bb/FBbD where you
G/GBbD go, we
C/CFA bound to-
C/CEG gether,
A/CEGA I begin, baby
Bb/BbDG where you
Bb/FBbD end. Some-
G/BbDA things are
C/CDA forever

chorus

D/AF Circle in the sand,
A/EGC round and
D/DFA round.
A/CEGA Never ending
D/FAD love is
A/GCE what we've
D/ADF found.
A/GCE And
Bb/BbDA you complete the
Bb/EGC heart of me, our
Bb/BbDA love is all we
C/CEG need. Circle in the
D/ADF sand
D/FAD
A/CEGA circle in the
DD/FAD sand.



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