Undun

Album: Canned Wheat Packed By The Guess Who (1969)
Charted: 22
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  • She's come undun
    She didn't know what she was headed for
    And when I found what she was headed for
    It was too late

    She's come undun
    She found a mountain that was far too high
    And when she found out she couldn't fly
    It was too late

    It's too late
    She's gone too far
    She's lost the sun

    She's come undun
    She wanted truth but all she got was lies
    Came the time to realize
    And it was too late

    She's come undun
    She didn't know what she was headed for
    And when I found what she was headed for
    Mama, it was too late

    It's too late
    She's gone too far
    She's lost the sun
    She's come undun

    Too many mountains, and not enough stairs to climb
    Too many churches and not enough truth
    Too many people and not enough eyes to see
    Too many lives to lead and not enough time

    It's too late
    She's gone too far
    She's lost the sun

    She's come undun

    It's too late
    She's gone too far
    She's lost the sun

    She's come undun
    She didn't know what she was headed for
    And when I found what she was headed for
    It was too late

    She's come undun
    She found a mountain that was far too high
    And when she found out she couldn't fly
    Mama, it was too late

    It's too late
    She's gone too far
    She's lost the sun

    She's come undun
    No, no, no, no, no, no, no Writer/s: Randy Bachman
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 15

  • Steefe from Suburb Of DcI agree with Wayne (from PA) about the connection with the song Undun and the tragedy of Ms. Linkletter.
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenIs the title how you spell "undone" if you're high?
  • William Ken from NashvilleThere is a MUCH BETTER VERSION than the one listed here....check it out
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 16th 1969, the Guess Who performed "Undun" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Just under two months later on October 12th, 1969 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #78; and on November 23rd, 1969 it peaked at #22 {for 1 week} and spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
    In their native Canada it reached #21 on the RPM 100 Singles chart, while the flip-side, "Laughing", peaked at #1 {for 1 week} on September 6th, 1969 {#10 on the Top 100}...
    Between 1965 and 1974 the Canadian quintet had twenty-one songs enter the Top 100 chart; six made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "American Woman" for 3 weeks on May 3rd, 1970.
  • Cyberpope from Richmond, CanadaA sad subject matter, but beautifully sung. . .

    Here's a proposed smnooth jazz cover of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_gxQt-bhik&feature=player_embedded
  • Cindy from North Hollywood, Ca"Undun" was a treasure I kept wrapped in tissue as an escape route from 1969.
  • Guy from Benson, NcFolks, the sax flute and clarinet have SIMILAR fingerings.If you can play one then learning the others is pretty easy. The blowing techniques are pretty different, especially on the flute because you have no resistance for your air stream.
  • Jorge from Bronx, NyUp to this day i like the jazzy sound to this song,,and knowing the meaning,to it makes you wonder,How come i didn't guess that myself,lol
  • Megan from Toronto, OnWait, the saxophone and the flute have the same fingering??? So...I've been able to play the saxophone for years, without even knowing it? Damn.
  • Claire from Miller's, MdThe first time I heard this song was in an antique store with my dad in Westminster, MD. From that day on this has been my fav song by The Guess Who.
  • Oldpink from New Castle, InWonderful song, sung perfectly by Burton.
    Great lyrics, too.
  • Roy from Granbania, MaI think the Guess Who is a pretty underrated group. Many of their songs got airplay on classic rock radio when I was younger, and I soon grew accustomed to their music (especially while riding in a car).
  • Wayne from Erie, PaI had always assumed the songwriter was referring to Art Linkletter's unfortunate daughter who, in the late 1960s, dropped acid, found a mountain that was far too high (a high-rise) and, believing she could fly, leaped to her death. This was a news item about six months before the appearance of the song. Coincidence, I guess. "Too many churches, not enough truth.." Eloquent, Randy.
  • Jezebel from Lincoln, Molol.........
  • Warrinder from A Town, CanadaThe line was "she was easily undone."
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