I left in the dead of the new moon's veil I clung to the side of the camouflaged trail I was over the river before the sky was awake I kept my ear pressed to the transistor radio This station was all I had left from my little home I don't want to leave but this sorrow was all I could take A static-y voice through the crackling speaker Has followed me all the way here The longer I go, we both will get weaker Till one of us just disappears I don't want to go but my duty is stronger than fear I worked 20 years without nothing to show So I left behind everything that I've known In the hope that my family won't need to go hungry again They stopped me the last time I tried this migration I'm the overflow man in this melting pot nation But the only thing here in this desert is a northerly wind I'm not really sure where the oxygen's going But it followed me all the way here The line on the map didn't stop it from blowing It's free, and that one thing is clear I don't want to go but my duty is stronger than fear And the sun, it doesn't care If it's here, or if it's over there It just passes through the stratosphere Until it goes away I once watched a sparrow fly south for the winter Her feathers were thin, and her body was thinner But we had enough there to feed her until she was well The seasons are cycles, they go back and forth One day it's south and the next it is north The just need a little relief till the snow starts to melt Today she's returning to look for her nest And she's followed me all the way here With nothing to hold but the meat on her breast And the promise of one more year The radio man is still playing his songs But the signal is not quite as clear I'd rather be back at the place I belong But my family is needing me here I don't want to go but my duty is stronger than fear I don't want to go but my duty is stronger than fear
Tuning: Standard, with full capo on the 2nd fret, and a capo on the 4th fret on all the strings except the low E This is a little hard to tab out because of the partial capo, but a "0" on the low E string would mean open, and everything else would be capo-adjusted to the highest capo. Intro: -2------------- -3----------3-- -0-/-2------0-- -0----------0-- --------------- -0--------2-3-- Verse: 000232 x0222x-0x223x 3x003x 0x222x 000232 xxxx75 000232 x0222x-0x223x 3x003x 0x222x x2403x Chorus: 3x003x x0222x 000232 3x023x 3x003x x0222x 000232 3x023x x2403x x0222x Bridge: x2403x 3x003x 000232 000233 000235 x0222x
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