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Fear of Falling  The Badlees

Subject: TAB: Fear of Falling by The Badlees
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 21:42:35 -0500
This is for a relatively new band called The Badlees. This song appears =
on TWO 1995 releases of the same CD. It first appeared in early 1995 on =
an independent label, and was re-issued in late 1995 on Atlas/Polygram =
records. The product number (for those who want to go hunting for it) =
is 31452-9266-2.
This is STRICTLY the author's own interpretation of the music, and for =
those who think otherwise, I'll slap them around gladly. :+}
The lyrics are as they appear on the 1995 Atlas/Polygram release called =
"River Songs," and on the web page for The Badlees: = These folks have all the copyrights, and if =
you're worried about infringing upon them with regards to the =
MUSIC...don't. I worked out the music. =20
I hope you enjoy the song! =20
The intro on the song is a mandolin going through a pretty little =
progression, but it
boils down to D-C-G-D on 4/4 time. The chords are to be played EXACTLY =
WHERE THEY APPEAR ON THIS TAB. If they're between words, play the chord =
at that point. This is not the result of a badly done alignment in my =
word-processor. But in any event, you'll get the cadence, and it will =
flow with the rest of the song very nicely.=20
Fear of Falling
- The Badlees
Last nig[D]ht I dreamt of flying
Over hil[C]lsides in the snow
And I dove[G] down through the clouds
Into the val[D]ley there below
When the fields t[D]urned into parking lots
My f[C]reedom turned to dread
The grou[G]nd rose up to greet me
And I jumpe[D]d up out of bed
You can fly, f[C]ly, fly
Off to anywher[D]e you choose
You can try, t[C]ry, try
But eventuall[D]y you'll lose
It seems[D] there's always something
Tryin' to br[G]ing a good man do[C]wn (stretch the word when sung)
I ha[C]ve no fear of[G] falling
But I ha[D]te hitting the ground
Searchin' through my sofa
Tryin' to find some extra change
I thought that I knew everything
'Til everything changed
Now I'm standing on an island
That is sinking into the sea
And all that I can do
Is just enjoy the scenery
Well, you can fly, fly, fly
Off to anywhere you choose
You can try, try, try
But eventually you'll lose
They say a man hears sweet, soft music
Just before he drowns
I have no fear of falling
But I hate hitting the ground (repeat line)
(Insert Solo Here)
(Sorry folks, haven't figured out the rhythm part during the solo. If I =
I'll post an update to this song. But I can say that it appears to be =
progression in Em.)
You and I have politics
There's lines that we don't cross
And we live happily ever after
Inside this little box
But you just can't take a lion
And throw him into a cage
And expect him to be thankful
For the shelter that you gave
(repeat chorus three times and slowly fade)
You can fly, fly, fly
Off to anywhere you choose
You can try, try, try
But eventually you'll lose
The more you try to cling to me
The less I'll stick around
I have no fear of falling
But I hate hitting the ground
Any problems with this musical interpretation are mine, and mine alone. =
If you have any corrections, please let me know! =20
Mario Alaniz

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