The Checking Out chords – Steve Brooks

 Steve Brooks - The Checking Out
CAPO: 2nd Fret
INTRO:  G D Em D C G D Em 
I heard the word this morning, it came as no surprise
D C D 
You bought a one-way ticket, we could see it in your eyes
G D Em 
But you left a great impression as you rambled roundabout
D C G 
In between the checking in and the checking out
D Em 
Now, you would never know me, I watched you from afar
D C D 
Collecting all your records, picked 'em out on my guitar
G D Em 
I was just a little jealous of the way you turned a phrase
D C G 
There wasn't much left over for the rest of us to say
CHORUS:
D C G 
And if living is to fly, well then, living is to fall
D C D 
And those who've never fallen, have never lived at all
G D Em 
You found that fallen angel, that face in every crowd
D C G 
In between the checking in and the checking out
D Em 
You captured truth and beauty and ugliness and sin
D C D 
'Til we couldn't tell where one left off and the other one begins
G D Em 
'Cause truth ain't always pretty and beauty sometimes lies
D C G 
But we saw them both more clearly when we saw them through your eyes
INSTRUMENTAL:  G D Em D C D G D Em D C G D Em 
We said a prayer for Pancho, now we'll save a prayer for you
D C D 
Most of us are Lefties, we just do what we must do
G D Em 
We find ourselves a hero, we build him up so high
D C G 
We watch him bite the bullet, then we leave him there to die
CHORUS:
D C G 
And if living is to fly, well then, living is to fall
D C D 
And those who've never fallen, have never lived at all
G D Em 
You found that fallen angel, that face in every crowd
D C G 
In between the checking in and the checking out
D Em 
Now, when you get to Heaven, won't you say hello to Hank
D C D 
When he drives up in his Cadillac to take you for a drink
G D Em 
While back here on the bandstand, we'll raise another round
D C G 
For another soul forsaken for the sake of the song
CHORUS:
D C G 
And if living is to fly, well then, living is to fall
D C D 
And those who've never fallen, have never lived at all
G D Em 
You found that fallen angel, that face in every crowd
D C G 
In between the checking in and the checking out
D Em 
And we all are fallen angels, you never left a doubt
D C G 
In bet
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