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Birds With Broken Wings chords – Ben Caplan

 Birds with Broken Wings by Ben Caplan

These are Chords and Tab to this version of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6byMJHNrBQ
Im pretty sure that this is 99,9% accurate. Have fun! :) 



(Intro)  

 Em 


(Verse)

          Em Am 
Bring me birds with broken wings, Men with all the answers,
 B Em 
People who have killed,Give me incurable cancers.
           Em Am 
Bring me creatures baked in oil, Give me disregard for doubt,
 B Em 
Street lights shine on broken Roads where no one is about.
              Em Am 
I want that hopeless dream depression, Punishments without a cause,
          B Em 
Give me impotent obsession, And disregard for laws.
            Em Am  
I want the trees in single file, Bring the corpse of something rare,
         B Em 
Show me children who are sinners, Show me mounds of human hair.


(Chorus)

 Am Em 
I climbed up the mountain just to kill my son,
 Am Em 
An angel tried to stop me with a ram,
              Am Em 
Well he said “your mind’s infected”, But I said “you lack perspective”,
 B 
You gotta walk the bottom if you wanna see the top,


 Em Am B Em 
La da da da, La da da da, La da da da da da da da da da  
 Em Am B Em 
La da da da, La da da da, La da da da da da da da da da  



(Verse)

         Em Am 
Give me poison I can swim in, Water I can’t drink,
  B Em 
Wheels that won’t stop spinning, Teach my children not to think.
             Em Am 
I want the fruit that tastes like nothing, And two thumbs for every crook,
          B Em 
Give me lessons without questions, Mild the days the books.
        Em Am 
Give me metaphors unraveled, Poetry defined,
             B Em 
Bring me the head of Dionysius, But please don’t spill out the wine.
          Em Am 
Trade the future for the present, Trade me ashes for my history,
         B Em 
I don’t need to look inside,I know the answer to the mystery.

(Ends with this harmonic:)

e|--12+--|
B|--12+--|
G|--12+--|
D|-------|
A|-------|
E|-------|


(Chorus)

 Am Em 
I climbed up the mountain just to kill my son,
 Am Em 
An angel tried to stop me with a ram,
              Am Em 
Well he said “your mind’s infected”, But I said “you lack perspective”,
 B 
You gotta walk the bottom if you wanna see the top,


 Em Am B Em 
La da da da, La da da da, La da da da da da da da da da  
 Em Am B Em 
La da da da, La da da da, La da da da da da da da da da  


(Bridge)

 C Em 
Oh I know they call me crazy,
 C Em 
But there will be no turning back,
 Am Em 
I don’t care if things get ugly.
 B 
Once the word of god is spoken,
 B 
There’s no way to take it back,


(Solo)

e|-7----------------|-8----------------|
B|---8-------7-8----|---8-------7-8----|
G|-----9-8-9-----9--|-----9-8-9-----9--|
D|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|

e|----------7-6h7p6------------------------------|
B|-----7-------------8-7-8-7h8p7---------7-8-----|
G|-8-9----------------------------9-8-9-------9--|
D|-------9---------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------

Stranger chords – Ben Caplan

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                  Stranger – Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers
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: cg10

Thanks to the cover of BurnedFrets on YouTube.


 Cm 
When I was a child
                               Ab 
My mother would tuck me into bed
     Cm Ab F 
And each night as she kissed me 
 Eb G Cm 
These are the words that she said

She said
 Cm 
Don’t go to bed with strangers
                      Ab 
Don’t play with the dead
 Cm Ab F 
Always keep your wits sharp
         Eb G Cm 
Like an axe inside the shed

 Cm - Cm - Cm - Cm - Ab - Cm - Ab - Cm - Ab - G - Eb - Cm 
Yay diridi....

 Cm 
When I was just a schoolboy
                      Ab 
My father he spoke unto me
 Cm Ab 
He said boychick my son
         F Eb 
Don't trust anyone
  G Cm 
And remember that nothing is free

 Cm 
And the world is full of strangers
                       Ab 
The world is full of dread
 Cm Ab F Eb 
The world is full of sharpened wits
  G Cm 
And millions of tears you will shed

 Cm - Cm - Cm - Cm - Ab - Cm - Ab - Cm - Ab - G - Eb - Cm 
Yay diridi....

 Cm 
Well, when I was a young man
                 Ab G 
My professor at university
 G 
Said advice is corrupting
 Cm 
Don't ever be trusting
 G 
Don't show your emotion
 Cm 
Human suffering is an ocean
           Ab G Cm 
And it's dark at the bottom of the sea

 Cm 
And there's no such thing as a stranger
                                  Ab 
We’re all equally backwards and wrong
 Cm Ab 
Sharpen axes not wits,
       F Eb 
Bones are broken by sticks
             G Cm 
And you’ll never be free till you're strong

 Cm - Cm - Cm - Cm - Ab - Cm - Ab - Cm - Ab - G - Eb - Cm 
Yay diridi...

         G 
Well, young man grow older
          Cm 
And the world gets colder
            Ab G 
Though it never was warm to begin
 G 
Don't let down your guard
 Cm 
For the reaper works hard
         Ab G Cm 
And it will not take pause till you’re dead

Well
 Cm 
Now I'm old and I'm rusty
      Ab Cm Ab 
My troubles like sand on the beach
            Cm Ab 
They can't be calculated
   F Eb 
I always have waited
      G Cm 
For something just out of reach

 Cm 
And I to myself am a stranger
                           Ab 
My heart is of iron and lead
     Cm Ab 
My world is resounding
       Cm Ab 
With miseries abounding
       G C