Broken Wings

Words and Music by Raccoon

As recorded on White Horse Ranch Sessions

 

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

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

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

Oh, 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 fulla 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 there that youíve never seen before

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

You never really cared enough to open up your doors

 

E††††††††††††††††††††††††† A†††† E

And oh, itís been a long time

E†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

You gotta keep on flying high

E††††††††††††††††††† A†††† E

Oh, itís been a long time

E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

You gotta try till you die

 

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

Timeís 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

Oh, time, time, time

E†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B

It steals your youth Ė It robs you blind

E†††† A††††††††††††† E

Oh, time, time, time

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

It heals all wounds Ė Is it gonna heal mine?

 

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

Iíve 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

††††††††††††††† EAEEB

And I got time

†††††††† E††† AEEB

I got time

 

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

It wonít be long now before I am dead

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

Please take my feathers and stick 'em in some rich ladyís head

†††††††††††††† E††† AEEB

But I got time

†††††††† E††† AEEB

I got time

 

ABDC#BAGF#E*A BE