Runaway train    (video)

 

    G - C - G - D     - G - C - G

 

            D             G          - C - G         D            G         - C - G

1. I'm worried about you,             I'm worried about me,    

            D          G              D    - Em                            D     - C - D

    the curves around midnight           aren't easy to see.

       D           G         C      - G        D             Em   - D

    Flashing red warnings       unseen in the rain,

                           G               - D                     G

    this thing has turned into        a runaway train.

 

+  G - C - G - D     - G - C - G

 

      D                       G      C      - G      D                G         - C - G

2. Long-distance phone calls,        a voice on the line.

       D            G     - D - Em                          D     - C - D

    electrical miles                 that soften the time.

             D             G   - C - G        D                   Em   - D

    The dynamite, too,             is hooked on the wire,

                             G     - D                       G

    and so are the rails       of American Flyers.

 

+  G - C - G - D     - G - C - G

 

       D                     G     C    - G             D                 G      - C - G

3. Blind boys and gamblers,      they invented the blues,

            D               G   - D - Em                                           D     - C - D

    will pay up in blood               when this marker comes due.

          D             G   C    - G           D            Em   - D

    To try to get off now,       it's about as insane,

                             G                  - D                       G

    as those who wave lanterns        at runaway trains.

 

+  G - C - G - D     - G - C - G - D

 

     F                           C             - Am       D                G

+       Steel rails and hard lives         are always in twos,

                  F                C    Em   - Am                              D     - D7

    I have been here before this,          and now it's with you !

 

+  G - C - G - D     - G - C - G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            D             G          - C - G         D            G         - C - G

3. I'm worried about you,             I'm worried about me,

              D                G  D  - Em                               D     - C - D

    we're lighting the fuses          and counting to three.

                D                  G  C   - G         D                Em   - D

    And what are the choices        for those who remain,

                              G     - D                         G     - C - G

    the sign of the cross       on a runaway train.

              D                      G     - D                     G   - C - G

    This thing has turned into        a runaway train,

              D                     G      - D                     G   - C - G

    this thing has turned into         a runaway train.

            D                      G      - D                    G   - C - G - D

    Our love has turned into        a runaway train.

 

+  G - C - G - D (6x) ….

 

(orig. = capo 3rd; live = capo 5th)    (Rosanne Cash)