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Bend In The Road chords

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NOTE: This is pretty close to the version on the album, but I took the liberty 
of making a few minor changes. In other words, this is not exactly as played by 
Chris Cornell, but my interpretation of the song!
This is such a fantastic tune, and one of my personal favorites from Higher Truth.
Hope you like my transcription! Enjoy;)

Artist: Chris Cornell
Song: Bend In The Road
Album: Higher Truth
Transcribed by: Ole Jonny Pedersen (olejonnypedersen@hotmail.com)
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015

      G           Em           C         G
Put a bend in the road I’m too lost and tired
                 Em    C              D
To see where I’m going, what I left behind
       Em         Bm  G7            G           C
And I’m moving so slow, don’t know when I’ll arrive
         Em          G                 C    D            G
So put a bend in the road, I’m growing tired of straight lines

Em  C  D   G

  G               Em    C                   G
I set off for the shore, that was farthest away
                Em    C                    D
From the ones I adored, in the place I was raised
      Em            Bm G7        G           C
And I roam down the road just to watch it go by
         Em         G           C      D   G
And when nowhere is love, maybe nowhere am I

Am               G           Am           G
Everyone needs a touch, or a shoulder for crying
         Em        A7    C               D
They say love is a crutch, I say love is blind
           G            Em                   C        G
And that’s all that she needed, that I could not supply
                   Em           C  D      G
With a bend in the road, put it out of my mind


G  Em  C  G  
G  Em  C  D  G

Am                   G             Am         G
Met a strange little girl, who was everything I 
     Em              A7  C            D
ever dreamed I could love or be loved by
         G            Em  C                G
So put a bridge, or a hill, or a forest of pines
              Em  C               D
Or a river of blue I can run alongside
         Em              Bm   G7                    C
And I’ll sleep when it’s night, I'll follow all the signs
           Em          G                 C    D            Em    A7
Just put a bend in the road, I’m growing tired of straight lines
      C           G                 C   D (stop strumming) G
Put a bend in the road, I’m growing tired of straight lines 


Chord Definitions

G        320033
Em       022000
C        032010
D        000232
Bm       224432
G7       320001
Am       002210
A7       002020

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neotype100 47 Mar 19, 2016 09:21 AM

Fantastic transcription- everything appears to be pretty much accurate. Just one slight comment, though- that last C in 'put a bend in the road' that follows the Em should be a Cm.

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