The road you leave behind    (video)

 

    C - Em - F (2x)

 

  C                                          Em                       F 

1.   I remember the night my dad stopped the car

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    and got out in the rain,

C                                    Em

    changed a blown out tyre on a car

             F                                    G

    for a family with out of state plates.

Em                               Am

    I said, dad, did we know those folks,

                 Dm                                 G

    as they waved and drove out of site,

Em                                 Am

    he just smiled as he started the car,

                   F                 G

    he said, son not 'til tonight.

 

                      C                         G

You see the road you leave behind you

        F                                                                     C

is another road you're gonna have to come back down,

                                 G                           Em

it's just the way this big old world turns 'round.

           F                                  G               Em             F

You'll find somehow, somewhere, someplace, sometime,

                 F                            G                        C

you gotta go back down the road you leave behind.

 

+  C - Em - F

 

  C                          Em

2.   Stuck out on the highway one night,

F                              G

    many years gone by,

C                               Em

    had the hood of my truck pulled up,

               - F                       G

    my ol'      gas tank was dry.

Em                               Am

    Some ol' guy gettin' off on the night shift,

     Dm                             G

    pulled up to check on me,

Em                                     Am

    he said, I been in your shoes before

                   F                      G

    son, and it's no place to be.

 

                      C                         G

You see the road you leave behind you

        F                                                                     C

is another road you're gonna have to come back down,

                                 G                           Em                F

it's just the way this big old world turns 'round, you’ll find

           F                  G               Em             F

somehow, somewhere, someplace, sometime,

                 F                            G                        C

you gotta go back down the road you leave behind.

 

 Em                             F

+     I said, what do I owe you, friend,

                     C                                  G

    you could easily have passed me by.

Em                                  F

    He said, next time it might be me, son,

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     you don't owe me a dime.                   +  CHORUS

 

C - Em - F                    G                         C

                  Down the road you leave behind,

Em - F         G                         C

            the road you leave behind.

Em - F               G                          C

            that old road you leave behind.

Em - F                   G                         C

            down the road you leave behind ...

 

(orig. = capo 4th)    (David Lee Murphy)