Rainbow Warrior

Words and Music by Raccoon

as recorded on Rainbow Warrior

 

The chord progressions to this song are:

·        C, E, E7, F, C, F, G, Am (Asus2/Asus4)

·        C, E, E7, F, C, F, G, Am, G, Am G, Am, G, Am (Asus2)

 

C  E  E7  F  C  F  G (lick1, lick2), Am (Asus2/Asus4)

 

C                 E  E7  F                              C

When I was young and my heart was strong

F             G                                                                             Am (Asus2/Asus4)

I heard a whisperin' voice say, “Hey, hey – It’s time to be movin' on”

C                           E E7 F                                          C

The day I turned fifteen – That’s the day I found my dreams

F                                        G                                             Am  Asus2

That’s the day I weighed my load – That’s the day I hit the road

C                                   E  E7   F                                    C

My old leather shoes are worn – I’ve been out here for a while

F                                  G                                     Am  Asus2

I’ve been riding out the storm and I’m riding out in style

 

C                                   E E7  F                           C

There’s a shadow on the land – I have felt it in my dreams

F                                     G                                                    Am (Asus2/Asus4)

It can’t be seen or held in hand but some have heard the silent screams

C                             E      E7        F                              C

From the highest mountain tops to way down in the city’s corridors

F                        G                                           Am                      G

You can hear the cry and prayer of the Rainbow Warriors – I Love You

G                     Am                     G

I am a Rainbow Warrior – I Love You

G                             Am       Asus2

We are the Rainbow Warriors

 

C                                        E E7 F                                        C

You got to live with what you do, so do what’s right for me and you

F                                         G                                           Am (Asus2/Asus4)

Yesterday’s burnings are the same thing, as tomorrow’s acid rain

C                                             E   E7   F                                                   C

Maybe you think I’ve been livin' wrong – I’ve been on the road a little bit too long

F                                              G                                                Am    Asus2

If you spend just one day in my shoes you’d be singin' the Rainbow Blues too

 

C                      E E7  F                                                       C

In a book I had seen, about a war between the Grey and the Green

F                                                       G

These words keep running through my head

                                                                      Am

The price of freedom is two hundred thousand dead

Am                      G                                          Am

Maybe ten million more – two hundred thousand dead

Am                      G                                         Am

Maybe ten billion more – two hundred thousand dead

 

C                         E E7  F                                       C

In a house by the ocean where the mental lepers live

F                            G                                                             Am (Asus2/Asus4)

All they ask is blind devotion, but I think that’s more than I can give

C                         E   E7  F                               C

There stands the wizard with the television eyes

F                           G                                        Am

If you listen to his wisdom you gotta listen to his lies

                                G

For the rest of your lives

                                Am  G

You gotta listen to his lies

                                Am

You gotta listen to his lies

 

C                 E  E7  F                              C

When I was young and my heart was strong

F             G                                                                             Am (Asus2/Asus4)

I heard a whisperin' voice say, “Hey, hey – It’s time to be moving on”

C                           E E7 F                                          C

The day I turned 15 – That’s the day I found my dream

F                                        G                                             Am  Asus2

That’s the day I weighed my load – That’s the day I hit the road

C                                  E E7  F                                            C

I’ve been out here for a while – My old leather shoes are worn

F                           G                                      Am

I’m goin' out with a smile and I’m riding out the storm

 

Am          G                                Am

Hey, hey hey – I’m riding out the storm

Am          G                                Am

Hey, hey hey – I’m riding out the storm

Am        G                               Am

Hey, ho ho – I’m riding out the storm

 

Am                      G                                   Am

Rainbow Warrior ride – Keep riding out the storm

Am                      G                                   Am

Rainbow Warrior ride – Keep riding out the storm

Am                      G                                   Am

Rainbow Warrior ride – Keep riding out the storm

Am                      G                                   Am

Rainbow Warrior ride – Keep riding out the storm

Am                      G                                   Am

Rainbow Warrior ride – Keep riding out the storm