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Hard Way Home

Brandi Carlile

 

Capo 5

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       12

Em:   022000

       32 1

C:    x32010

         132

D:    xx0232

 

           >       >

Strum: B   D U B U D U     > = accent

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro:  / G - - - / x6

           / Em - - - / C - - - / D - - - / - - G - /

 

  G (4)

I sometimes lose my faith in luck

                                                                Em

I don't know what I want to be when I grow up

         C                       D (1½)                                             G (½)

I just count the rain, wearing the floor through the boards again

 

   G (4)

I wish I could find a soul to steal

                                                               Em

I could be the engine, you could be the wheels

                       C                        D (1½)                                        G (½)

And we could drive it home, and never have to worry about being alone

 

Chorus:

  C (1½)                    G (½)

Oooh, I follow my tracks

  D (1½)                                               G (½)

See all the times I should have turned back

C (1½)             G (½)

Oooh, I wept alone

     D (1½)                                    G (½)

I know what it means to be on my own

Em (1½)                              C (½)

Oooh, the things I've have known

   D (1½)                                        G (½)

Looks like I'm taking the hard way home

Em (1½)                     C (½)     

Oooh, the seeds I've sown

D (1½)                             G (½)

     Taking the hard way home

D (1½)                             G (½)

     Taking the hard way home

 

    G (4)

I never did learn how to follow the rules

                                                                         Em

I never was good at sleeping while the moon was full

         C                    D (1½)                                      G (½)

I just lie and burn, wreck my mind while the planet turns

 

  G (4)

I sometimes wish I could start again

                                                                Em

I'd try and do the right thing every now and then

       C                D (1½)                                             G (½)

I'd step in line, that's what I'd do if I could turn back time

 

Chorus

 

/ G - - - / x4

/ Em - - - / C - - - / D - - - / - - G - /

 

      G (4)

I tell you how I want to live

                                                           Em

Forget about the take, forget about the give

                 C                    D (1½)                                      G (½)

I want to leave this town, fake my death and never be found

 

Chorus

 

Repeat 1st Verse

 

Outro Chorus:

Em (1½)                              C (½)

Oooh, the things I've have known

   D (1½)                                        G (½)

Looks like I'm taking the hard way home

Em (1½)                     C (½)     

Oooh, the seeds I've sown

D (1½)                             G (½)

     Taking the hard way home

D (1½)                             G (½)

     Taking the hard way home

D (1½)                             G (hold)

     Taking the hard way home

 

 

 

Fingerstyle Arrangement of Intro:


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.