Broken Bow

Going, Going… track fifteen – all the tracks are named after places in the USA. 381 miles to the North West takes us into Nebraska. ‘Broken Bow’ a man who wants to go home, who feels an outsider. Someone who wanted freedom and now hates it. This song has all the roaring guitars and growling, shouty lyrics that many of us love. A favourite.

Lyrics:

At first I liked the space but I didn’t not anticipate exactly how much I would hate
Not seeing your perfect face every morning as I wake
So, yes, that was my first mistake!

Oh, I’m the man who changed his mind
Oh, I’m the man who’s been so blind

he said: “You’re not from ’round here’ and, though he said it with a smile
He made me feel like an exile
It’s becoming pretty clear that, the longer that I roam, the more I think I should go home

I should’ve done this long ago
Oh, I’m the man with the broken bow

And the pain is failure is so much greater than the pleasure of success
Yeah the pain is failure is so much greater than the pleasure of success

Oh, I’m the man who changed his mind
Oh, I’m the man who’s been so blind
I should’ve done this long ago
Oh, I’m the man with the broken bow

Written by: Gedge/Alexander/Beer-Pearce/Layton

Live: first played live at the Assembly, Leamington, UK on 02/10/2015

Place: Broken Bow, Custer County, Nebraska
GPS: 41°24’N 99°38’W
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