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Staring at a Bird
The Waiting (Blue Belly Sky)
1995 somethingorother music, R.E.X. Records
This song was transcribed and tablaturized by:
gregg r. powers (dpowers@daemen.edu)
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(the trick is to hit the quick little chord transitions)

the easy and recurring solo: (denoted in song as {solo}
e:---------------------------------------------
B:--0-1---3---1-----0-1---3---1-----3-5---3--0-
G:---------------------------------------------
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 2 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 3 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

e:------------------
B:----0-1---0h1r----
G:--------------2-0-
  4 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1

chords:[G]:320033 [C]:032033 [D*]:[D]-[Dsus4]-[D]-[Dsus4]

[G]-[C]  [D]-[G]  [C]-[D]  [G]-[C]
[G]-[C]{solo}[D]-[G]  [C]-[D]  [G]-[C]

[G]-[C]i'm here staring at [D]a [G]bird in a tree
[C]-[D] lying still only [G]wish[C]ing he was me
'cause for [G]a [C]bird it's not a crime
[D]to [G]try and satisfy his [C]b[D]ird belly hunger
or fly [G]the [C]blue belly sky

[G]and [C]from his bird's eye view
he [D]can [G]pick and he can choose
he does[C]n't [D]have to grieve his spirit
[G]though [C]he doesn't have to lose
a moment's [G]joy [C]there in his nest
[D]no [G]matter what his mess,
he [C]can [D]barrel out his chest
and [C]he can fly a[D]way

but [C]i'm pinned down in my [D]-[G]bed again,
i[C] don't think i can [D*]fly (i wouldn't try)
if [C]i was a bird, i would [D]-[G]be content
to [C]peck along the [D]ground 'cause
[C]i'm pinned down a[G]gain[C]
(solo starts)[D]-[G]  [C]-[D]  [G]-[C]

[G]-[C]i'm here staring at [D]a [G]bird on a limb
[C]-[D]lying still, only [G]wish[C]ing i was him
'cause [G]-[C]i can use a haven, [D]a [G]nest above my fate
call [C]it [D]rest from the chasing of
[G]my [C]pillow and my plate

and for [G]a [C]bird it's always right{solo}
[D]to [G]love his appetite
he's too [C]du[D]mb to know the struggle,
too [G]we[C]ak to know the fight
he can [G]fly {solo} C]south when it gets cold,
[D]-[G]sing until he's old
and on [C]a [D]whim he can unfold
[C]his wings and fly a[D]way, hey-heh-yea

but [C]i'm pinned down in my [G]bed again,
i[C] don't think i can [D*]fly (i wouldn't try)
if [C]i was a bird i would [G]be content
to [C]peck along the [D]ground 'cause
[C]i'm pinned down a[D]gain
yeah, [C]i'm pinned down a[D]gain
yeah, [C]i'm pinned [A]down a[G]gain

{solo}[G]-[C]  [D]-[G]  [C]-[D]  [G]-[C]
[G]-[C]{solo}[D]-[G]  [C]-[D]  [G]-[C]

(softer)
[C]i'm here staring at a bird[G] in the air
[D]i wonder what i'd see if [C]i looked down from there
i'd see[C] a shattered temple,
all it's mem[G]bers in a sweat
everyone[D] has been degraded,
e[C]very sermon {solo}[G]-[C] they for[D]get[G]
[C]-[D]  [G]-[C]

i'd see a [G]-[C]man pulled from his bed
by the [D]sa[G]me Hands of love
that hung [C]a [D]cross around his neck
just to [C]remind him, [C] remind him, who he wa[D]

[G]-[C]  [D]-[G]  [C]-[D]  [G]-[C]
[G]-[C]  [D]-[G]  [C]-[D]  [G]-[C]

ooh, when [G]-[C]i'm pinned down in my [D]-[G]bed again,
i[C] don't think i can [D*]fly (i wouldn't try)
[G]if [C]i was a bird i would [G]be content
to [C]peck along the [D]ground and [C]be pinned down
yeah, when [G]-[C]i'm pinned down in my [D]-[G]bed again,
i[C] don't think i can [D*]fly (i don't wanna try)
if [C]i was a bird i would [G]be content
to [C]peck along the [D]ground and [C]be pinned down
yeah, when [G]-[C]i'm pinned down in my [D]-[G]bed again,
i[C] don't think i can [D*]fly (i don't wanna try)
if [C]i was a bird i would [G]be content
to [C]peck along the [D]ground and [G]be pinned down again


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Dsus2:x00230 Am7:x02010 G:320033

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