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Daedalus ukulele

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by Thrice
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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
I didn't get to figure out the B chord - it's similar to a B7, so I'll assume it's a
in any case, it's not minor. Also, the song is in 6/4 - I think that's the best fit, at
- but there are a few mixed meter things to watch out for.  Lastly, I see no reason not 
play this in standard tuning, even though I'm sure Thrice does it dropped. (And all the
fall over the word they happen on.)

Am              Dm
F       G
Am              Am
Dm
F       G        A (major)

 Am
I stand on the cliffs with my son next to me;
     Dm
This island our prison, our home.
    Am
And everyday we look out at the sea;
     Dm
This place is all he's ever known.

    Am
But I've got a plan and some wax and some string;
     Dm
Some feathers I stole from the birds.
       Am                                              Dm
And we leap from the cliff and we hear the wind sing a song that's too perfect for words.

    F           Am            C
But son, please keep a steady wing;
         [B]
You know you're the only one that means anything to me.
      F                    E7                          Am
Steer clear of the sun, or you'll find yourself in the sea

Am
Dm
F             G

    Am
Now safely away, I let out a cry
     Dm
That we'll make the mainland by noon.
    Am
But Icarus climbs higher still in the sky;
Dm
Maybe I've spoken too soon.


   F           Am            C
Oh son, please keep a steady wing
         [B]
And know you're the only one who means anything to me
      F                    E7                          F
Steer clear of the sun, or you'll find yourself in the sea

           Am          C
Won't you look at your wings?
        [B]
They're coming undone; they're splitting at the seams.
      F                     E7                       Am
Steer clear of the sun; for once won't you listen to me?

[There's a little melodic riff here that repeats for a long time, but I don't do tabs
putting the notes would probably just confuse everyone, so moving along...]

   F                 Dm
Oh gods, why is this happening to me?
      Am                            C
All I wanted was a new life, for my son to grow up free.
            F                              Dm
And now you took the only thing that meant anything to me.
        Am                     C
I will never fly again; I will hang up my wings

[Repeat]

   F       Dm
Oh gods!

Am   C

[Repeat and fade out]


This is an incredible song, and probably my favorite on the entire Alchemy Index.  If
figures out the B chord, send me an IM on AIM.  I'm curious.
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