Heart Of The City

Words and Music by Raccoon

As recorded on White Horse Ranch Sessions


The chord progression to this song is:

        D, D7, G, A



Deep in the heart of the city

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††D7

Where you have to fight to live each day

††††††††††††††††††† G

I saw an old friend of mine


Bow to his knees and pray



Along came the red-eyed policeman


Sadly he did say,

†††††††††††††††††††††††† G

ďThereís nothing here in the law books

†††††††† A

That says that you canít stay right hereĒ


†††††† D

And people gathered around him

†††† D7

To see if he was well

††††††††††††††††† G

Iím not the only one

††††††††††††††††††††††† A

Who heard him slam the gates to hell


††††††††††† D

From a whisper to a tremble

††††††††††† D7

From a tremble to a roar

G††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A

Do you think we finally found the keys to heavenís door?


††††††††††† D

From a whisper to a tremble

††††††††††† D7

From a tremble to a roar

G†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A

Could you imagine if we had ten million more?


D††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D7

Up in the sky you can see the thirteenth tribe

††††††††† G†††††††††††††††††††††††††† A

Flying hand in hand with a new law for the land

D††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††D7

Up in the sky you can see the thirteenth tribe

††††††††† G††††††††††††††††††††††††† A

Flying hand in hand being led by a magic man

††††††††††† D†††††††††††††††††† D7

Singin', ďI have the key Ė I hold the key

G††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††A

You could say that the key has a hold on meĒ


D†††††††††††††††††††††† D7

Out on the skyline I see a way

G††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A

I canít turn my head and run Ė Iíve got to be brave

D††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††D7

Cuz I have the key and I hide the key

G††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A

Ainít no way that you can take it from me


D†††††††††††††††††††††††† D7

Out on the highway I know my role


Hangin' on to an old street light

†††††† A

And makin' half dreams whole


D††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D7

Iíve had the dreams and I hold 'em true

G†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A

Sitting here tryin' to figure out the next thing I should do

D†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D7

Iíve had the dreams and Iíve seen the unseen

G††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A

Iíve got so much power that Iím bustin' at the seams