Broken Wings

Words and Music by Raccoon

as recorded on Rainbow Warrior

 

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 and I canít fly

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

I lost my directions when I fell from the sky

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

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

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

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

Ooooooh, itís been a long time Ė 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 Iím flyin' to the sun

E††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††B

And Iím not the only one

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

Thereís many people here youíve never seen before

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

You never really cared enough to open up your doors

 

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

Ooooooh, itís been a long time, time, time, time

E†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

You gotta keep on flying high

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

Ooooooh, itís been a long 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

I'm not quite so tall anymore but I sure have spread around

E††††††††††† A††††††††††††††††††††† E

Oooooh, time, time, time, time

E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

It makes you old and it makes you blind

E †††††††††††A††††††††††††††††††††† E

Oooooh, time, time, time, time

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

It heals all wounds Ė Is it gonna heal mine?

 

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

I got two broken wings and I canít fly

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

I lost my directions when I fell from the sky

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

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

I got time, time, time, time, time, time, time, time, time, time

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

I got time, time, time, time, time, time, time, time, time

 

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

It wonít be long now before I am gone

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

But I raise my head up high Ė Sing a happy song

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

Because I got time, yeah time, time, time, time, time, time, time, time

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

I got time, time, time, time, time, time, time, time, time

 

E*†††††††††† A††††† E†††† B

Mmmmm time, time

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

Yea, I got time, time, time, time, time, time, time, time

 

ABDC#BAGF#E*ABE