Rainbow Warrior

Words and Music by Raccoon

as recorded on Road Kill

 

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)

 

When I was young and my heart was strong

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

It can’t be seen or held in hand - Some have heard the silent screams

 

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

You can hear the cry and prayer of the Rainbow Warriors – Om Shanti

We are the Rainbow Warriors – Om Shanti

We are the Rainbow Warriors

 

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

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

Maybe you think I’ve been livin' wrong

I've been on the road a little bit too long

If you spend just one day in my shoes

You'd be singin' the rainbow blues too

 

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

These words keep running through my head

The price of freedom is two hundred thousand dead

Maybe ten million more – Two hundred thousand dead

Maybe ten billion more – Two hundred thousand dead, hey, yeah

 

In a house by the ocean where the mental lepers live

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

There stands the wizard with the television eyes

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

For the rest of your lives

You gotta listen to his lies

You gotta listen to his lies

 

When I was young and my heart was strong

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

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

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

 

Hey, yeah I’m riding out the storm

Hey, ho I’m riding out the storm

Hey, yeah keep riding out the storm

Rainbow Warrior ride – Keep riding out the storm

Rainbow Warrior ride – Keep riding out the storm

Rainbow Warrior ride – Keep riding out the storm

Rainbow Warrior ride – Keep riding out the storm