Voltaire - Feathery Wings Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1

B

variations
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
         
         
         
         
         
2
3
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
No chord
    
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
F A dim B
|------------3---|---------|----0----|
|---0--------3---|---(0)---|----1----|
|---0--------0---|----2----|----0----|
|---0---OR---0---|----4----|----2----|
|---2--------2---|----2----|----3----|
|---3--------3---|---(0)---|---------|
Personal note: It may be a little tough to distinguish the chords in the song because the guitar is drowned out by the violins and such, but it sounds great when you use the first version of the F chord during verses and add the second version in during the choruses. Just adds a nice touch, in my opinion. Introductory arpeggios:
 F               A               B              A
|---------------------------------------0------------------------|
|0------0--------0------0--------1---------1-----0------0--------|
|0---------0-----2---------2-----0---------------2---------2-----|
|0---------------4---------------2---2-----------4---------------|
|2---2-----------2---2-----------3---------------2---2-----------|
|3---------------0-------------------------------0---------------|
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o General strumming pattern throughout the rest of the song:

D

 D       D   D u   u D   D
|--------3---3-3---3-3---3-------|
|--------3---3-3---3-3---3-------|
|0-------0---0-0---0-0---0-------|
|0-------0---0-0---0-0---0-------|
|2-------2---2-2---2-2---2-------|
|3-------3---3-3---3-3---3-------|
o o o o 1 E + A 2 E + A 3 E + A 4

A

The lyrics are spread out so that for each line, the F A A# A chord pattern is played through once, including the lines with dashes: You, there on the bridge, where have you been, what's your name? And you, there you on the wall, where will you go to once you fall? You, lost at sea, do you need me, do you need directions? Hey, put down the gun, what are you thinking? You were someone's son The taste of tears, the sting of pain, the smell of fear, the sounds of crying, oh --- A long, long time ago I fell to this place from another dimension And thrust amongst the beasts and they way they behave borders on dementia And after all these years I can barely take it, I don't think I can make it Take me away from here, I want to go home, I'm so sick and tired of The taste of tears, the sting of pain, the smell of fear, the sounds of crying, oh As you stand there at the edge of your life, what do you remember, was it all you wanted? I'm trying to earn a set of feathery wings, I wish I could protect you here, oh please cry Now smile as you stand there at the edge of your life, your troubles are over, mine are beginning I'm trying to earn a set of feathery wings to take me away from here, it's me you leave behind --- Oh, if only I could have been there, I'd be a hand for the sinking If only I could have been there, I'd be a prayer for the dying See the pain etched in my face, oh, I'm so sick and tired of The taste of tears, the sting of pain, the smell of fear, the sounds of crying, oh As you stand there at the edge of your life, what do you remember, was it all you wanted? I'm trying to earn a set of feathery wings, I wish I could protect you here, oh please cry Now smile as you stand there at the edge of your life, your troubles are over, mine are beginning I'm trying to earn a set of feathery wings to take me away from here, it's me you leave You're gone from here, don't leave from here, don't leave me here, I hate it here You're gone from here, don't leave me here, I need you here, I need to see you smile Have fun with this one! It was recorded by Voltaire with drums, violins, and bass, but a great song to play and sing solo on acoustic guitar. The guitar is very repetitive, but the vocals are the focal point in this song, and bring it all out.

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