When I Fall

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Chords and lyrics for When I Fall by Barenaked Ladies

 
I look straight in the  
D 
window,  
A 
try not to look  
Bm 
below 
 
 
G 
 
Pretend I’m not  
D 
up here,  
A 
I try counting  
E 
sheep 
 
 
G 
 
The sheep seem to  
D 
shower,  
A 
off this off
Bm 
ice 
 
tower
G 
 
It’s 9.8  
D 
straight down,  
A 
I can’t stop my  
E 
knees. 
 
 
G 
 
I wish I could f
Bm 
ly, from this
A 
building, from this
E 
wall. 
 
 
G 
 
And if I should  
Bm 
try, would you
A 
catch me, if I  
E 
fall.  
G 
 
My hands clench the
D 
squeegee,  
A 
a seclar ro
Bm 
sary 
 
 
G 
 
Hang onto your  
D 
wallet,  
A 
hang onto your r
E 
ings. 
 
 
G 
 
I can’t look
D 
below me,  
A 
something 
 
might
Bm 
throw 
 
me.
G 
 
I curse at the  
D 
windstorms,  
A 
that October  
E 
brings. 
 
 
G 
 
I look in the  
D 
boardroom,  
A 
a modern Ph
Bm 
araoh’s 
 
tomb.
G 
 
I’d gladly swap  
D 
places,  
A 
if they care to  
E 
dive 
 
 
G 
 
They’re lined up at
D 
the 
 
window
A 
, peer down i
Bm 
nto 
 
lim
G 
bo
 
Frightened of j
D 
umping,  
A 
in case they  
E 
survive. 
 
 
G 
 
I wish I could  
G 
step, from this scaf
A 
fold,
 
Onto  
Bm 
soft green grass and
E 
shopping 
 
malls,
 
or b
G 
ed, with my  
A 
family, and my  
Bm 
pastor and my
A 
grandfather
 
who’s  
E 
dead. 
 
 
G 
 
Look straight in the  
D 
mirror,  
A 
watch it come  
Bm 
clearer
G 
 
I look like a pa
D 
inter, 
 
beh
A 
ind all the grease.
E 
 
G 
 
But painting’s  
D 
creating, 
 
 
A 
and I’m just er
Bm 
asing 
 
 
G 
 
A crystal clear  
D 
canvas,  
A 
is my master
E 
piece. 
 
 
G 
 
I wish I could f
Bm 
ly, from this
A 
building, from this
E 
wall. 
 
 
G 
 
And if I should  
Bm 
try, would you
A 
catch me, if I  
E 
fall.  
G 
 
I wish I could f
Bm 
ly, from this
A 
building, from this
E 
wall. 
 
 
G 
 
And if I should  
Bm 
try, would you
A 
catch me, if I  
E 
fall.  
G 
 
When I  
D 
fa
A 
ll
Bm 
..
G 
.  
D 
W
A 
he
E 
 
 
G 
I fall…. mmmmmm

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