< Back to All Songs

Download Song

The Wake
From the albumThe Wake(2012)

Epic Bundle

Want an epic bundle full-quality FLAC version of this song, and 250+ more, with gobs of bonus material for $40?

Royalty-Free License

Want to buy a license to use this song in your video projects and advertisements, attribution-free, for $20?



These feet have carried me as far as I will go
Across the field to where the wind had ceased to blow
That day, when sorrow filled the air and all the blackbirds scattered everywhere
And you had gone as far as you would go

In my reflection, you are staring back at me
My eyes are mirrors of the dreams you used to see
But now I'm fumbling in the dark, where all the memories are far apart
And there I lost the forest for the trees

In the gloaming of the day
The words are darkening away

   Take another look
   There's no more pages in this book
   The epilogue was written in the dirt
   The story's at an end
   It's time to put away my pen
   And join the you by the earth 

There was a tremble in the marrow of my bones
Distorted and contorted like a worn out megaphone
And through the bellow and the bluster, I was shaking, I was flustered
With a body full of star-crossed chromosomes

And through the clatter there emerged a single voice
A familiar sound I hadn't heard since I was just a boy
And all at once my fears were lifted as the echoes slowly drifted
To the center of the amplifying void

And I followed like a child, so carefree and so wild


Well there's music everywhere
The voices carry through the air
But I'm not listening

Tablature & Chords

Tuning: standard, capo 2nd fret

The strumming is with no pick. At the start of each measure, I hit the low note with my thumb, then do the rest of the notes by raking my index finger (watch the video). 

Play Am chord, then walk the bassline with these chords:
x02210 x2001x x30010 20023x 320003
x02210 x2001x x30010 xx401x 320003

G    Em    Am    D/F#
G    B7    Em    Am    D/F#

x02210 x2001x x30010 3x0010 20023x
x02210 x2001x x30010 3x0010 20023x

C    G    Em    Bm
C    G D/F# Em
x02210 x2001x x30010 20023x 320003

C    D/F#   B7   Em
Am   D/F#

Song Data

Similar Songs
Song Tags
Musical Information
Key: A Major
Tempo: 93 bpm
Meter: 4/4 Straight
Length: 3:30
Released Aug 21, 2012