Concrete Mountains

Words and Music by Raccoon

as recorded on Rainbow Warrior

 

The chord progressions to this song are:

·        D*, D, G, A, Asus4, D, G, A, D

·        G, D, A

·        D*, F, G, Bb, A, F, G, F, D

·        G, C, D, G, C, A, Asus4, A, D

 

* Note: This D is done by playing a regular D chord and putting your pinkie on the 5th fret of the high-E string (the A note). Also, during the “When the concrete mountains come tumblin' down” chorus part, this same chord form is used for all the chords, i.e. the F is 3 frets above the D, the G 2 frets above that, etc. (I will add chord diagrams later).

 

D*                    D

Time and time again my friend

G                               A                      Asus4

I get the feelin' we’ve reached the end

              D                                 G

With the little bit of time that we got left to spend

      A                               D

To start the ball rollin' all over again

            G    A             D

And it’s now – Now or never

G           A                         D

Push the button or pull the lever

      G    A             D

It’s now – Now or never

G                  A   Asus4       D

Lay down and die or live forever

 

               D*  F      G     Bb     A     F    G F  D

When the concrete mountains come tumblin' down

               D*  F      G     Bb     A     F    G F  D

When the concrete mountains come tumblin' down

G             C       D

Where ya gonna run to?

             G            C       A

Tell me where ya gonna hide?

Asus4  A                              D

Aaaaah, where ya gonna hide?

 

D*                   D        G                       A

I went into the city to see what I could find

   D                              G

I been in the hills for a while now

   A                D

I kinda fell behind

 

               D*                             D

There’s a man walking by with a storm in his eye

            G                             A

And he knows that I don’t fit in

          D                         G                           A

But it won’t be long till I finish my song and I hit the hills again

 

                    D*  F      G     Bb     A     F   G F   D

But when the concrete mountains come tumblin' down

               D*  F      G     Bb     A     F    G F  D

When the concrete mountains come tumblin' down

G              C       D

Where ya gonna run to?

            G            C        A

Tell me where ya gonna hide?

A                                  D

Aaaaah, where ya gonna hide?

 

D*                             D

Flashing lights comin' down the street

             G                A

They’re comin' after me

          D                                   G

We’re gonna take you down and poke around

                 A                           D

Boy, we’re never gonna set you free

 

                    D*  F      G     Bb     A     F   G F   D

But when the concrete mountains come tumblin' down

               D*  F      G     Bb     A     F    G F  D

When the concrete mountains come tumblin' down

G              C       D

Where ya gonna run to?

            G            C        A

Tell me where ya gonna hide?

A                                  D

Aaaaah, where ya gonna hide?

 

D*                  D               G                          A

God bless the farmer – he reaps the seeds he sows

          D                       G                A                 D

That’s something that a banker or a lawyer never know

D*                 D                   G                        A

God bless the President and all the President’s men

             D                            G

They’re taking a chance on a nuclear dance

             A                 D

It’s the country they defend

 

                    D*  F      G     Bb     A     F   G F   D

But when the concrete mountains come tumblin' down

               D*  F      G     Bb     A     F    G F  D

When the concrete mountains come tumblin' down

G              C       D

Where ya gonna run to?

            G            C        A

Tell me where ya gonna hide?

A                                  D

Aaaaah, where ya gonna hide?

 

D*                 D

Take all your trouble

G                  A

Take all your fears

D                 G                          A                            D

Take all the problems that have wrapped around the years

G            A        D

Give 'em to the wind

G            A                D

Give 'em to the fiery wind

 

                    D*  F      G     Bb     A     F   G F   D

But when the concrete mountains come tumblin' down

               D*  F      G     Bb     A     F    G F  D

When the concrete mountains come tumblin' down

G              C       D

Where ya gonna run to?

            G            C        A

Tell me where ya gonna hide?

A                                  D

Aaaaah, where ya gonna hide?