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Chords in this song

Am chordC chordC9 chordCmaj7 chordD chordEm chordF chordG chordCadd9 chord

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Intro: GG chord    C9C9 chord
 
 
GG chord       
   Pop works in the shop til eight
    C9C9 chord
   Mom's on the phone and she's kind of irate
GG chord               DD chord                     CC chord   Cadd9Cadd9 chord  CC chord  Cmaj7Cmaj7 chord
   Sally's doing sommersaults on the lawn
 
 
GG chord
   Pop slams open the front screen door
    C9C9 chord
   Just to scare mom
   She says, "What the hell did you do that for?"
GG chord               DD chord           CC chord             Cadd9Cadd9 chord  CC chord  Cmaj7Cmaj7 chord
   He washes his dirty hands in the sink
 
 
GG chord
   And things around the table are kind of rough
   C9C9 chord
   Mom says it's pa
   Pa says, "Times are just tough"
GG chord                          DD chord                   CC chord   Cadd9Cadd9 chord  CC chord  Cmaj7Cmaj7 chord
   Me and Sally don't say much of nothing at all
 
 
GG chord
   The garage door light brightens up the night
      C9C9 chord
   Pa always works on cars when he gets in a fight
GG chord                                      DD chord
   As though he could figure out that woman by working on that
        CC chord   Cadd9Cadd9 chord  CC chord  Cmaj7Cmaj7 chord
   old car
 
 
GG chord
   He said a car can cure any problem at all
          C9C9 chord
   Cause seeing all those parts makes a fight look so small
GG chord                              DD chord
   But I wish he'd put me and Sally in the backseat and
     CC chord            Cadd9Cadd9 chord  CC chord  Cmaj7Cmaj7 chord
   drive us away
 
 
                   GG chord
   That's when he sits me down he said he's gonna teach me about life
                C9C9 chord
   He said, "a man needs a car and a boy needs a bike"
             GG chord                      DD chord
   I got my first taste of freedom
                             CC chord     Cadd9Cadd9 chord  CC chord  Cmaj7Cmaj7 chord
   beneath the light of the moon
 
 
FF chord                  GG chord
   But if it were me
FF chord                GG chord
   I'd have the guts
FF chord              GG chord            CC chord    Cmaj7Cmaj7 chord       AmAm chord
   I'd put to test   those bolts        and nuts
           EmEm chord  AmAm chord
   And I'd Ride
     CC chord  DD chord              GG chord
   Away   so fast, so far
 
 
GG chord
   Put away our tools
   We go back inside
    C9C9 chord
   Mom feels left out and now she's starting to cry
GG chord                       DD chord                CC chord      Cadd9Cadd9 chord  CC chord  Cmaj7Cmaj7 chord
   I wonder if all girls are crazy this way
 
 
GG chord
   I wish pops would just get a spine
              C9C9 chord       
   I said I know it's little but you can borrow mine
GG chord                          DD chord                 CC chord     Cmaj7Cmaj7 chord   Cadd9Cadd9 chord  CC chord
   He just smiles and says, "Your mom means well, son"
 
 
GG chord
   Most times are good it's just some that are lame
        C9C9 chord
   But love makes up for those times in beteween
             GG chord                     DD chord            CC chord    Cadd9Cadd9 chord
   He got a tear in his eye as he took mamma's hand
CC chord            Cmaj7Cmaj7 chord         GG chord
   said one day I'd understand
 
 
FF chord                  GG chord
   But if it were me
FF chord                GG chord
   I'd have the guts
FF chord              GG chord               CC chord    Cmaj7Cmaj7 chord      AmAm chord
   I'd put to test      those bolts       and nuts
           EmEm chord   AmAm chord
   And I'd Ride
     CC chord  DD chord              EmEm chord
   Away   so fast, so far
     AmAm chord    CC chord  DD chord             EmEm chord
   Ride  Away   so fast so far
     AmAm chord    CC chord  DD chord
   Ride  Away
 
Outro: EmEm chord    
This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

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