Chords for "The Road"
Date: October 23, 1997 8:56 AM From: Tim Harris THE ROAD Ray Davies D A F# Bm G Sittin alone in my hotel Looking in the mirror Wonderin well D A G After all this time you never thought you'd still be out on the road D A F# Bm G Like a gypsy I was born to roam Like a wanderer with no fixed abode D A G D I think about the friends I've left behind on the road A G Bm Well the road's been rocky along the way A G Bm It's been a long hard haul on the motorway A G Bm But if it gets too smooth it's time to call it a day D A On The Road (TR) - the bed and breakfasts and the greasy spoons - (TR) - Bm the loser bars and the noisy rooms - (TR) - the casualties that did too G many lines - (TR) - and wasted talent on women and wine D I think of all the friends I've left behind A D Whenever it's time to get back out on the road D F#m Started playing blues in a coffee bar I took a trip down the Charing Bm Cross Road With my imitation Gretch guitar G and my head full of songs and my eyes full of stars D I saw a band called the Rolling Stones A I thought that's it - I'll get a band - I'm leavin home - D I'm out on the road A Out on the motorways all over this land and far away places like Wigan Bm G and Birmingham - (TR) - Didn't have no name didn't have any fans - (TR) - Didn't have no money so we slept in the van D All those early gigs we ever played A D and sometimes we were lucky if we even got paid on the road D A Pete played on the bass guitar and liked to get around mixin' with all the stars Bm Mrs Avory's child was all fingers and thumbs G But solid as a rock at setting time on the drums D While Dave the Rave hit the rock'n'roll riffs A D yours truly strummed away with a slightly limp wrist on the road A G A G A G A G There are days when I can't get used to it There are days when I can't Bm get away from it A G Bm A G And there are days when the freeway's the place - that's the road A G Bm A G Well life is a road it's a motorway and the road gets rocky along the Bm way A G Bm But if it gets too smooth it's time to call it a day D A (TR) - Jimmy Hendrix, The Who then Led Zepplin and Free - they took the Bm G road so it's alright by me Some are survivors and some of them break D If you play in a band that's the road that you take Livin it eatin it sleeping it A D A Em A Em You wake up in the morning what do you see? The road A G A G A G Life is a road it's a motorway I lost a lot of good friends along A G the way A G Bm All the families and homes that I've left behind A G A G to all the wives and lovers and friends who had their time I say D A G D A You take your road and I'll take mine (You take your road and I'll G D take mine) A G D D You take your road and I'll take mine (You take your road and I'll G D take mine) (solo) D A G D A G D A G D A G A G Bm A G Bm Life is a road it's a motorway and the road gets rocky along the way A G Bm But if it gets too smooth it's time to call it a day D F# (TR) - Observed all the various phases from flower power, heavy metal Bm G and acid rock But still all the critics keep saying Are they still D around? When are they gonna stop? They're just the dedicated followers A of fashion who like putting down all the well respected men who kept D dancing and they're still on the road - (TR) - Sometimes I get suicidal A - (TR) - Now everyone is a rival Bm G Different cars, different bars and hotels, corporations, big business ????? ??????? D When it all gets too bad I think back A D When we were all each other had when we started out on the road A F# Bm G D A G And there's gas in my tank and I've still got a way to go D A F# Another hotel it's time to check out soon, Bm G D A as I look around the room I think of all the friends I left behind on G D the road
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