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The Promised Land Chords
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Subject: CRD: The Promised Land (Springsteen)


Bruce Springsteen

THE PROMISED LAND  (from the album "Darkness on the Edge of Town")
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Note: This is taken from the book Springsteen Complete

INTRO: (Harmonica) G   C G  Em C    G

On a rattlesnake speedway in the Utah desert
     G                           Em

I pick up my money and head back into town
  C                                   G

Driving cross the Waynesboro county line
                                Em

I got the radio on and I'm just killing time
          C                             G

Working all day in my daddy's garage
Em                    G

Driving all night chasing some mirage
Em                        Am

Pretty soon little girl I'm gonna take charge
C                             D7


The dogs on Main Street howl `cause they understand
    G                                    C    G

If I could take one moment into my hands
           Em       C              G

Mister I ain't a boy,  no I'm a man
                          C     G

And I believe in a promised land
    Em  C                   G


I've done my best to live the right way
I get up every morning and go to work each day
But your eyes go blind and your blood runs cold
Sometimes I feel so weak I just want to explode
Explode and tear this town apart
Take a knife and cut this pain from my heart
Find somebody itching for something to start

The dogs on Main Street...

There's a dark cloud rising from the desert floor
I packed my bags and I'm heading straight into the storm
Gonna be a twister to blow everything down
That ain't got the faith to stand its ground
Blow away the dreams that tear you apart
Blow away the dreams that break your heart
Blow away the lies that leave you nothing but lost and brokenhearted

The dogs on Main Street...
...Promised Land, and I believe in the Promised Land, and I believe
            G         Em  C                     G         Em  C

in the Promised Land.
                G

CHORD FORMATIONS:
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G   3 2 0 0 0 3
Em  0 2 2 0 0 0
C   0 3 2 0 1 0
Am  x 0 2 2 1 0
D7  x x 0 2 1 2

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About the artist behind The Promised Land Chords:

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American songwriter, singer and guitarist. He has recorded and toured with the E Street Band. Springsteen is widely known for his brand of heartland rock infused with pop hooks, poetic lyrics, and Americana sentiments centered around his native New Jersey. His eloquence in expressing ordinary, everyday problems has earned him numerous awards, including eighteen Grammy Awards and an Academy Award, along with a notoriously dedicated and devoted global fan base. His most famous albums, Born to Run and Born in the U.S.A., epitomize his penchant for finding grandeur in the struggles of daily life. He has sold over 65 million albums in the U.S.[1]

Springsteen's lyrics often concern men and women struggling to make ends meet. He has gradually become identified with progressive politics. Springsteen is also noted for his support of various relief and rebuilding efforts in New Jersey and elsewhere, and for his response to the September 11, 2001 attacks, on which his album The Rising reflects.

Springsteen's recordings have tended to alternate between commercially accessible rock albums and somber folk-oriented works. Much of his iconic status stems from the concerts and marathon shows in which he and the E Street Band present intense ballads, rousing anthems, and party rock and roll songs, amongst which Springsteen intersperses long, whimsical or deeply emotional stories.

Springsteen has long had the nickname "The Boss", a term which he was initially reported to hate but now seems to have come to terms with, as he sometimes jokingly refers to himself as such on stage. The nickname originated when a young Springsteen, playing club gigs with a band in the 1960s, took on the task of collecting the band's nightly pay and distributing it amongst his bandmates.[2]

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