Broken Wings

Words and Music by Raccoon

as recorded on Loose In The City

 

The chord progressions to this song are:

        E*, A, E, B

        E, A, E, B

        ABDC#BAGF#E*ABE

 

Note: The A is done using the E-form bar chord at the 5th fret. The B is done using the same form at the 7th fret.

* Note: This E chord is done at the 12th fret but while leaving the high E and B strings open.

 

E*AEB

 

†††††††† E††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††A††††††††† E

I got two broken wings Ė I canít fly

E†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

I lost my directions when I fell from the sky

E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A†††††††††††††††††††††† E

And I need a place to stop and mend my broken bones

E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

Before I find my way back to my mountain top home

 

E††††††† ††††††††††††††††††A††† E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††B

Mmmm, itís been a long time since I looked in the eyes of a friend

E††††††† †††††††††††††††††††A††† E†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††B

Mmmm, itís been a long time, time, time - I thought my quest would never end

 

E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A††††††††††††††††† E

The only way to bring me down is fill me full of holes

E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

But you canít stop my soaring soul

E†††††††††††††††† A†††††††††††††† E

Here I go Ė Flyin' to the sun

E†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

But Iím not the only one

††††††††††† E†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A†††††††††††††††† E

Thereís many people there youíve never seen before

E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

You never really cared enough to open up your doors

 

††††††† E†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A†††††††††††††††††††††††† E

And mighty misty mountain that washed out to the sea

E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

There used to be a mountain here but now thereís just me 

 

†††††††††††††† E††††† A††††† E

And I got time, time, time, time

E†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

You gotta keep on flying high

††††††††††††††† E††††† A††††† E

And I got time, time, time, time

E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

You gotta try till you die

 

E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E

I feel like a mountaintop thatís been weather worn to the ground

E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††B

Iím not quite so tall anymore but I sure have spread around

E††††††††††† A†††††††††† E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

Oooooh, time, time - It makes you old and it makes you blind

E†††††††††† A††††††††††††††††††††† E

Yeeeah, time, time, time, time

E†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

It heals all wounds Ė Is it gonna heal mine?

 

††††††††††††††† E†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A†††††††† E

And I got two broken wings and I canít fly

E†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

I lost my directions when I fell from the sky

E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A

And I need a place to stop and mend my broken bones

E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

Before I find my way back to my mountain top home, yeah

 

ABDC#BAGF#E*ABE