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Steve Brooks - The Checking Out


CAPO: 2nd Fret



INTRO: G    D  Em  D    C  G

                                  D             Em
I heard the word this morning, it came as no surprise
    D                                 C              D
You bought a one-way ticket, we could see it in your eyes
        G                              D             Em
But you left a great impression as you rambled roundabout
D                          C                G
In between the checking in and the checking out


                                D                 Em
Now, you would never know me, I watched you from afar
   D                                    C            D
Collecting all your records, picked 'em out on my guitar
      G                            D                Em
I was just a little jealous of the way you turned a phrase
      D                             C             G
There wasn't much left over for the rest of us to say


CHORUS:
       D                            C            G
And if living is to fly, well then, living is to fall
    D                               C              D
And those who've never fallen, have never lived at all
    G                             D             Em
You found that fallen angel, that face in every crowd
D                          C                G
In between the checking in and the checking out


                                  D            Em
You captured truth and beauty and ugliness and sin
        D                                        C           D
'Til we couldn't tell where one left off and the other one begins
       G                             D                Em
'Cause truth ain't always pretty and beauty sometimes lies
       D                                  C                    G
But we saw them both more clearly when we saw them through your eyes


INSTRUMENTAL: G    D  Em  D    C  D  G    D  Em  D    C  G


                                       D                 Em
We said a prayer for Pancho, now we'll save a prayer for you
D                               C               D
Most of us are Lefties, we just do what we must do
   G                         D               Em
We find ourselves a hero, we build him up so high
   D                                  C                  G
We watch him bite the bullet, then we leave him there to die


CHORUS:
       D                            C            G
And if living is to fly, well then, living is to fall
    D                               C              D
And those who've never fallen, have never lived at all
    G                             D             Em
You found that fallen angel, that face in every crowd
D                          C                G
In between the checking in and the checking out


                                       D            Em
Now, when you get to Heaven, won't you say hello to Hank
        D                            C              D
When he drives up in his Cadillac to take you for a drink
      G                                 D             Em
While back here on the bandstand, we'll raise another round
     D                            C           G
For another soul forsaken for the sake of the song


CHORUS:
       D                            C            G
And if living is to fly, well then, living is to fall
    D                               C              D
And those who've never fallen, have never lived at all
    G                             D             Em
You found that fallen angel, that face in every crowd
D                          C                G
In between the checking in and the checking out
                                  D            Em
And we all are fallen angels, you never left a doubt
D                          C                G
In between the checking in and the checking out

            
            
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