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Leave The Light On chords

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Corrected the chord placement to lyrical rhythm from version 1. Chord placement should now match lyrics. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Chris Smither (http://www.smither.com/music.html) | Leave the Light On (Drop D Tuning)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THQO-JLjMnA

bpm: 100


D...A...D...G...B...E (Drop D)
6...5...4...3...2...1: Basic Chords

0...0...0...2...3...2: D
5...5...0...0...0...3: G
X...0...2...2...2...X: A
X...0...4...2...3...X: D/A


[Intro]

D G D A D/A A D G D A D

[Verse]

   D                          G
If I were young again I'd pay attention,
                     D                               A
To that little known dimension, the taste of endless time.
          D                               G
Just like water, it runs right through my fingers,
                     D              A        D
But the flavor of it lingers like a rich red wine.
         A                           D
In those days we were single, and we lived them one by one.
A                                 G          A
Now we hardly see 'em, they don't walk, they run.


[Chorus]

    D                             G
But I got plenty left I've set my sight on,
                        D              A       D
Don't wait up leave the light on, I'll be home soon.


[Turnaround]

D G D A D


[Verse]

  D                            G
I never seen my life in such a hurry,
                  D                 A
But if I start to worry, I get left behind.
            D                        G
It's like a party, but you don't get invitations,
                     D                       A     D
And there's just one destination, you better be on time.
        A                                 D
Through years of rhyming couplets, and we sang `em two by two.
A                         G             A
Now we hardly rhyme at all but here's a few:


[Chorus]

    D                                    G
And if they hurt there's bullets left to bite on,
                        D              A       D
Don't wait up leave the light on, I'll be home soon.


[Turnaround]

D G D A D


[Verse]

     D                        G
That drummer in my head needs inspiration,
                       D                          A
There's a lack of syncopation, that holds me to a line.
             D                                 G
It's just so hard to leave these cages that we think in,
                  D             A      D
By stages we just sink in, to a slow decline.
    A                                           D
For years we lived and waltzed the time, and we danced three by three.
A                          G                 A
Now it's hard to dance but if you stick with me...


[Chorus]

D                                   G
We've got what we need to spend the night on,
                        D              A       D
Don't wait up leave the light on, I'll be home soon


[Solo]

D G D A D/A A D G D A D


[Verse]

      D                                 G
These races that we've run were not for glory,
                D                          A
No moral to the story, we run for peace of mind.
        D                               G
But the race we're running now is never ending,
                       D               A         D
Since space and time upending, there's no finish line.
         A                           D
But I'll live to be a hundred, I was born in forty-four,
A                     G              A
Thirty-nine to go but I ain't keepin score.


[Chorus]

D                                          G
I've been left for dead before but I still fight on,
                        D              A       D
Don't wait up leave the light on, I'll be home soon.


[Chorus]

          D                                G
I've been left for dead before but I still fight on,
                        D              A       D
Don't wait up leave the light on, I'll be home soon. (ritardando)



[Transcription credit:  Richard Peikoff, 12-02-2006, http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/ ]

            
            
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