"Bucky Little Wing" as written by and Christopher Young....

Passed him by a long time ago
But didn’t stop to pick him up that day even though he was late
We drove by

A year later my family moved, he moved to the same town far away
We became friends, smoked cigs, played ball together in all kinds of weather
We worked on our jump shot

Bucky little wing, you flew away

His name was Charles, he was my friend
We got along, but in the end
Bucky little wing, you flew away

It was tough being weak, while Bucky was strong
His daddy died in a car wreck
And I got sick of being pushed around
Standing my ground when Bucky had my back
Hiding in a bush and it’s okay

We started rolling with a different crew
Before I knew it we drifted to
Bucky little wing you flew away

Once some racist kids, this is what I heard, pushed him underneath a moving truck
It swerved but got his head on accident
They ran like devils in the night

Word was he died. I didn’t cry but oh, oh how I tried

Monday came and he did too, so he didn’t die
Just some violet bruises and one shut eye

Can’t believe that he survived, he was like a ghost after that day
But he was just so mighty you might say

His name was Charles, he was my friend
We got along but in the end
Bucky little wing you flew away
Bucky little wing you flew away

(originally transcribed by CiroccoJones, edited by Asher, thesloth)

Lyrics submitted by DarkArchon

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  • +2
    General CommentApparently, Charles Littlewing is a paralyzed Native American man. I did some research and I'm sure his nickname is Bucky. So that's what I've gathered. This might be a true story.
    ctaduranon June 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is called 'Renaud' on my CD
    benk0202on July 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thought this was called "Renaud", that's what it says on mine.
    yoargon July 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo nightblumpkin, if you own the Islands CD then just wait like 4:50 seconds into the last song, and this starts playing.
    brandnewplagueon January 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is beautiful.
    proposalson January 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentquite obviously about alden.
    yanquiUXOon April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch an awesome song
    Stonemanon April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentUh.. I really doubt this song is about Alden. Not only is his name not Charles, but he's not a minority and therefore if some kids pushed him in front of a truck, it wouldn't matter whether they were racist or not. I think it's probably about a childhood friend he had.
    Wrapidon May 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI listened to the album for atleast 2 months before i noticed this song was on it hahah.

    It's really amazing though :)
    x_Heather_xon June 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI definetly think this song is about a childhood friend and that's why we'll never know quite exactly what Bucky little wing means. Even if I don't fully understand this song, this still has to be one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.
    Lets_startover332on July 30, 2006   Link

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