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Lost In The Flood chords

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This is the full song by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. I did not find a 
full version of the song here on Ultimate-Guitar.com so here you go!

If you find any errors please let me know!

Standard Tuning
No Capo

Intro: Em

D       C                      D                 G             Bm7
The ragamuffin gunner is returnin' home like a hungry runaway
    C                       D
He walks through town all alone
                         G                              Bm
He must be from the fort he hears the high school girls say

    D                              D/C                     Em           Bm   
His countryside's burnin' with wolfman fairies dressed in drag for homicide
     C                    D                 G                Bm
The hit and run, plead sanctuary, `neath a holy stone they hide
        C                      D           G                     Bm
They're breakin' beams and crosses with a spastic's reelin' perfection
C                     D                        G                            
Nuns run bald through Vatican halls pregnant, pleadin' immaculate 
    D               D/C                        Em                  Bm
And everybody's wrecked on Main Street from drinking unholy blood
C                        D                         C       Bm      Em
Sticker smiles sweet as gunner breathes deep, his ankles caked in mud
            C           D          Em               C          D         
And I said "Hey gunner man that's quicksand, that's quicksand that ain't 
              C         D     Em                   C            D
Have you thrown your senses to the war or did you lose them in the flood?" ...
.... Em  Am D

Additional Lyrics:
C              D                  G                Bm
That pure American brother, dull-eyed and empty-faced
       C            D           G                  Bm
Races Sundays in Jersey in a Chevy stock super eight
     D                               D/C                              Em                  
He rides `er low on the hip, on the side he's got Bound For Glory in red, 
White and blue flash paint
      C                         D                  C              Bm                   
He leans on the hood telling racing stories, the kids call him Jimmy The 
         Em                         G           Am                      
Well the blaze and noise boy, he's gunnin' that bitch loaded to blastin' 
                           G                Am                 Em 
He rides head first into a hurricane and disappears into a point
            D                                      D/C
And there's nothin' left but some blood where the body fell
         Em                          Bm
That is, nothin' left that you could sell
C                   D               C       Bm        Em
Just junk all across the horizon, a real highwayman's farewell
             C             D           Em        C          D                  
And he said "Hey kid, you think that's oil? Man, that ain't oil that's 

  C                   D               Em    
I wonder what he was thinking when he hit that storm
    C           D          Em
Or was he just lost in the flood? 

Am   D   D   Am   Em

       C                 D            G                 Bm
Eighth Avenue sailors in satin shirts whisper in the air
     C               D                       G                Bm
Some storefront incarnation of Maria, she's puttin' on me the stare
    D             D/C                    Em                  Bm
And Bronx's best apostle stands with his hand on his own hard ware
C                          D                      C         Bm      Em
Everything stops, you hear five, quick shots, the cops come up for air
            Em                  G                Am             Em 
And now the whiz-bang gang from uptown, they're shootin' up the street
And that cat from the Bronx starts lettin' loose
            Am                  Em
but he gets blown right off his feet
         D                            D/C          Em                 Bm
And some kid comes blastin' round the corner but a cop puts him right away
    C                                           D 
He lays on the street holding his leg screaming something in Spanish
      C              Bm        Em
Still breathing when I walked away
                   C       D           Em
And somebody said "Hey man did you see that?
                 C                  D         Em
His body hit the street with such a beautiful thud"
  C               D             Em   C           D           Em
I wonder what the dude was sayin' or was he just lost in the flood?
C        D           Em          C             D           Em
Hey man, did you see that, those poor cats are sure messed up
  C           D                 Em       C              D           Em     
I wonder what they were gettin' into, or were they just lost in the flood?

Am   D  D   Am   Em  Em   Am   D

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3 comments total.
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wiax 40 Jul 02, 2009 09:42 AM

After the bridge i had a typo the chord "H" should be a Em

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huntersguitar 10 May 19, 2013 04:32 AM

the H should be a B, i play it with one and it sounds fine

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Skinnymac 116 May 31, 2013 08:35 PM

Unless I'm seeing another H, that should be a G, not Em.

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