Shooting Star

 

written by Gene Clark

 

Gene Clark vocals/acoustic guitar
Clarence White guitar
Mike Clarke drums
Spooner Oldham keyboards

 

E
You were born into the storm
B
Cast adrift upon a wave
F#m          A                E
To be living and make life begin
E
Like the ancient mystic ship
B
Bounding seaward toward the sun
F#m              A             E
Becomes a cosmic dancer in the wind
E
Stars that shine and rains that swirls
B
Sparkling sands of endless worlds
F#m           A                    E
Driven by the thought that men are free
E
Love that makes and breaks a man
B
Memories fade and new ones stand
F#m         A                       E
And another ship bounds through the sea
A                                C#m
Like in dreams sometimes it's so confusing to change
                   A
When you move from where you have been
B                 C#m
To where you have come
A                             C#m
Like in life when you look in to a child's eyes
              A
They see it's all very clear
B                  E
It's near and then gone
E
Before the rising of the sun
B
Before the whirling winds were stirred
F#m               A                  E
Before the simple rhymes of men were sung
E
Before the age of hate and pride
B
Before we laughed, before we cried
F#m         A                  E
We were all contained and then begun