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Speed Trap Town chords

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This song is in Drop D tuning (DADGBe) with a capo on the 2nd fret. All chords relative to capo.

[Verse 1]
               D                          G         D
She said "it's none of my business but it breaks my heart"
          D/B                     G        D
Dropped a dozen cheap roses in my shopping cart
        D                        G        D
Made it out to the truck without breaking down
D/B                         G      D
Everybody knows you're in a speed trap town
       D                           G           D
It's a Thursday night but there's a high school game
       D/B                             G     D
Sneak a bottle up the bleachers and forget my name
      D                   G      D
These 5-A bastards run a shallow cross
      D/B                     G          D
It's a boy's last dream and a man's first loss

[Chorus 1]
       Em           G           D           D/A
And it never did occur to me to leave, 'til tonight
       Em              G          D
There's no one left to ask if I'm all right
Em              G                  D           D/A
Sleep until I'm straight enough to drive, then decide
           Em            G               D
If there's anything that can't be left behind

[Verse 2]
    D                          G         D
The doctor said daddy wouldn't make it a year
       D/B                     G        D
But the holidays are over and he's still here
    D                             G  D
How long can they keep you in the ICU
D/B                           G       D
Veins through the skin like a faded tattoo
      D                          G      D
Was a tough state trooper from a decade back
          D/B                             G         D
Till that girl who wasn't mama caused his heart attack
          D                         G       D
He didn't care about us when he was walkin' around
     D/B                     G         D
Just pulling women over in a speed trap town

[Chorus 2]
       Em          G            D             D/A
But it never did occur to me to leave, 'til tonight
       Em             G           D
When I realized he'll never be all right
Em               G               D           D/A
Sign my name and say my last goodbye, then decide
             Em                G               D
That there's nothing here that can't be left behind

[Guitar Solo]

[Verse 3]
D                         G        D
Roads got blurry when the sun came up
D/B                         G      D
Slept a couple hours in the pickup truck
D                           G       D
Drank a cup of coffee by an Indian mound
D/B                           G         D
Thousand miles away from that speed trap town
D/B                           G         D
Thousand miles away from that speed trap town

D: 000232
G: 5x0030
D/B: 020032
Em: 220000
D/A: 002032

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kingsleymj 10 Jul 22, 2015 03:02 PM

It sounds a little bit more accurate to me in standard tuning with a normal G chord.

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drewmichael 77 Jul 23, 2015 08:58 AM

This is definitely the right tuning, at least based on how I've seen him play it. You can just play the 5th fret on the A string to make it a "fuller" G chord, and/or play the 3rd fret on the high e string, and leave the B string open to get the B.

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indiefab 10 Jul 25, 2015 05:44 PM

According to the album insert, its "5-A bastards" like the high school division, not "5'8" bastards.

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