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  1. Breaking Away

From the recording Existential Frontiers

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Lyrics

Breaking Away copyright all rights reserved JJ McManus 12-9-17



D C
There’s three bricks missing at the entry
Am C
It's been that way several years
D C
Watch your step if you should come by
Am C
You could trip that trail of tears




D C
There’s brambles crossing the doorway
Am C
Haven’t been trimmed back in a while
D C
You might think no one even lives here
Am C

Or turn your head if you drove by



D C G D C G

Well still my heart, I did my part


D C G D C G

May look run down now, but that’s where we made our start
, and
D G D F C G D
I’m Breaking away, a little more everyday, I'm breaking away, like the sun cracked lead paint


D C
This old house used to be full of laughter
Am C
Cussing, tears, prayers and songs
D C
Space odyssey friends would come and go
Am C
The porch light was always on


D C
Then just like the ford motor factory
Am C
Everything one evening shut down
D C
The good and the hard times
Am C
are trapped in those gypsum walls now

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D C


I don’t mean to haunt this old place
Am C

Still, Sometimes I do
D C
I’ve long since moved out to California, but I still get
Am C
those Southside Engle street blues


D C
Midwest winters are hell on the siding
Am C
Make a three-tab roof to leak
D C
There used to be two good dogs in the yard
Am C
Now, neither one ever speaks

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F C G
We were Ziggy Stardust kids trying to be golden,
F C G
Wedding vows were moonstone beads that got broken

(Chorus)