Bleeding Hearts (Si Kahn) A Who's that new guy D Just can't learn to weld a fender A Where's old Eddie E That could do it every time A Fourteen years A And he just empties out his locker D Rolls on out the gate and says, A "I'll see you boys some time." Dmi But now he's lying On some rocky Spanish mountain Bb With his rifle on his shoulder A And his heart pinned to his sleeve Dmi 'Cross the valley C As he sights along the barrel Bb He can see the distant outlines A Of the things that he believes He was never The one who made the speeches Down at Chrysler Where we fought 'em from the line Eddie never Got his picture in the paper He was never out in front But he was always right behind But now he's lying On some rocky Spanish mountain With his rifle on his shoulder And his heart pinned to his sleeve 'Cross the valley As he sights along the barrel He can see the distant outlines Of the things that he believes Don't you think That there's something inside people Like a spring That life winds up so tight Till one day Something snaps and all the power That's been coiled up inside them Comes breaking through like light But now he's lying On some bloody Spanish mountain With his rifle bent and smoking And his heart that pumps and bleeds Through the dying He can feel the future rushing And it feels a little closer To the things that he believes -------------------------------------------- copyright Joe Hill Music 1982 recorded by Si Kahn on "Doing My Job" (1982) This is my favourite Si Kahn song because words and music together create a very dense atmosphere. If you can get your guitar to play some Flamenco chords in the chorus, you may get there. The song is about an American member of the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War 1936-39. MJ
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