ARTIST: Bruce Springsteen
TITLE: Thunder Road
Lyrics and Chords

[Capo 3]

The screen door slams, Mary's dress sways
Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
Hey that's me and I want you only
Don't turn me home again
I just can't face myself alone again

/ D G DA D / - A G - / - A / D G / - D / A - /

Don't run back inside, darling you know just what I'm here for
So you're scared and you're thinking
That maybe we ain't that young anymore
Show a little faith, there's magic in the night
You ain't a beauty, but hey you're alright
Oh and that's alright with me

   You can hide 'neath your covers and study your pain
   Make crosses from your lovers, throw roses in the rain
   Waste your summer praying in vain 
   For a savior to rise from these streets

   / D Bm / D G / D F#m / G A7 / 

   Well now I'm no hero, that's understood
   All the redemption I can offer, girl, is beneath this dirty hood
   With a chance to make it good somehow
   Hey what else can we do now

Except roll down the window
And let the wind blow back your hair
Well the night's busting open
These two lanes will take us anywhere
We got one last chance to make it real
To trade in these wings on some wheels
Climb in back, Heaven's waiting on down the tracks

   Oh-oh come take my hand
   Riding out tonight to case the promised land
   Oh-oh Thunder Road
   Oh Thunder Road, oh Thunder Road,

   Lying out there like a killer in the sun
   Hey I know it's late we can make it if we run
   Oh Thunder Road
   Sit tight take hold, Thunder Road

   ... / G A D - /

Well I got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk
And my car's out back if you're ready to take that long walk
From your front porch to my front seat
The door's open but the ride it ain't free
And I know you're lonely for words that I ain't spoken
But tonight we'll be free, all the promises'll be broken

/ G A DA D / Bm - G A / G A / F#m Bm / G - / A - / 

There were ghosts in the eyes of all the boys you sent away
They haunt this dusty beach road
In the skeleton frames of burned out Chevrolets
They scream your name at night in the street
Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
And in the lonely cool before dawn
You hear their engines roaring on
But when you get to the porch they're gone
On the wind, so Mary climb in
It's a town full of losers and I'm pulling out of here to win

/ D G DA D / - A / G - / - A / D G /
   / F#m - / G - / Em A / G - Em - / G A D - /

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