Damn It Rose
Here's an underrated Don Henley song from "Inside Job". Like many of Don's songs, this is open to various interpretations, but the most obvious is that it deals with grieving for a friend's suicide. Great lyrics, good song. The chord progression is a lot like Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here", but the two songs are otherwise worlds apart. I'm not 100% sure of the ending chord on the bridge, but I can vouch for the accuracy of the rest of the song. Damn It, Rose Written by Don Henley and Stan Lynch Chords used: Em, G, Am7, C, D, Dsus2, Dm, Bb and Eb The main verse riff is Em / G twice, then Em / Am7 / C / D (the D alternates with Dsus2). Listen to the record for the timing. Em G Maybe just a good night's sleep Em G Would've changed your troubled mind Em Am7 From that rather permanent decision C D / Dsus2 So tragic - so unkind Em G Now pain is what you've given Em G And sleep is what you'll get Em Am7 So far away from that sweet baby child C (don't play D here) Who hardly knew you yet... Interlude: just strum the same pattern as for the verses Em / G Em / G Em G Now he'll grow up to be a fighter Em G Full of anger, full of shame Em Am7 Just like all the other haunted children C D / Dsus2 Who wonder why they came - Em G And he'll be in and out of trouble Em G Until he stands or till he falls Em Am7 But there will always be a shadow there C Em G Em G No matter how it goes...Damn it, Rose. Bridge Dm G Is this another cryptic message, Dm G Or some kind of cosmic quiz? Dm Bb If there's a lesson to be learnt from this, Eb (Not sure, but I think it's directly back to Em) I don't know what it is - Interlude (same as the above) Em / G Em / G Em G You could've given us the finger Em G Much more constructively than that Em Am7 Now I sit here with the MTV C D / Dsus2 And your bloated Burmese cat Em G We're being treated to the wisdom Em G Of some puffed-up little fart Em Am7 Doing exactly what I used to: C Pretensions to anarchy and art - Em G He speaks the language of a warrior Em G He mounts his misinformed attack Em Am7 He wears the clothes of a dissenter C But there's a logo on his back... Em G And it's a hollow rebellion, Em G Like rebellions mostly are Em Am7 It's just another raging tempest C In a jar... Em G And the seasons keep on changing, Em G And the wind blows hot and cold - Em Am7 Wish that you were here with us to watch this tide C As it ebbs and flows.... C Em G Em G Damn it, Rose. Coda: play Em / G repeatedly and fade out. There you have it! If anyone can figure out the missing chord, please let me know!