"Albatross" as written by and Peter Green....
Subtight turned on a dime
In the sultry west-coast night
How could you lost your roll
Amongst the hopeful and the drunk
You showed me so much
You showed me so much

Took us to the new house, speeding along
In a green machine
Riding the wake of another
Once a week
You showed me so much
Oh you showed me so much

Those days are now long gone
Wish I had your picture
Never been able to be true
So I wanted, I wanted
I wanted to help you
I wanted to
And I wanted to help you

And I have to admit
Things got weird for a bit
And I scream for you
There goes my man

And I scream for you
There goes my man

And I scream for you
There goes my man


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"Albatross" as written by Peter Green

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    Lyric CorrectionSad tyrant, turn on a dime
    In the sultry west coast night
    Hopping along skid row
    Amongst the hopeful and their junk

    You showed me so much

    Took us to a new high
    Speeding along in a clean machine
    Riding the wake of another
    One so mean

    Those days are now long gone
    Wish I had your picture
    Memory will do the trick
    So I wanted, I wanted

    I wanted to help you

    But I have to admit things got weird for a bit
    And I screamed for you,
    “There goes my man!”
    grebbyon July 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti need to know the chords man
    i just want to jam this song out
    it's so good
    Metre7on August 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyoutube.com/…

    There is an instructional on how to play it.
    jworldwideon September 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about someone who liked gangsta rap as a young person, and perhaps even found the rappers and thugs to be sexually attractive (based on the fact that most of them were male, and it is a female singing the song), but also wished to show them a better way of life, in the way that some people think they can change their romantic partners, or that their romantic partners will change.

    I'm American (and closer to the Gulf Coast, I might add), so I'm basing this partly off the "west coast" line; I may be wrong, but gangsta rap originally featured L.A. groups and artists before it became a national-level thing. The band is Canadian, so there may be something specifically Canadian west coast referenced here that I wouldn't know about.
    maddpsyintyston August 21, 2014   Link

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