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The Promise Chords
This is from the Album "18 Tracks". I found the chords somewhere on the internet
but the lyrics didn't fit, so here are the chords with the lyrics from the album 
version, I hope it's more or less correct. 

  F                             Bb              F
1.Johnny works in a factory, Billy works downtown
Dm                                        Gm              F/A     Bb
Terry works in a rock'n'roll band lookin' for that million-dollar sound
F                             Bb                   F
I got a job down in Darlington but some nights I don't go
Dm                                   Gm         F/A     Bb
Some nights I go to the drive-in and some nights I stay home

(Bb)                                         F
I followed that dream just like those guys do way up on the
Bb                 F
screen      I drove my Challenger down route 9
                Bb                    F
through the dead ends and all the bad scenes
             C                                              F
And when the promise was broken I cashed in a few of my own dreams

        F
2.Well, I built that Challenger by myself
             Bb              F
but I needed money and so I sold it
          Dm
I lived a secret I should-a kept to myself
          Gm               F/A  Bb
But I got drunk one night and I told it
Dm               Am
All my life I've fought that fight
    Gm          F/A         Bb
a fight that you can never win
F                      C                                          F
Every day it just gets harder to live the dream you're believing in

        Gm Am Bb              C            F
Thunder Road____   oh baby you were so right
        Gm Am Bb                                     C         F
Thunder Road____   there's something dying down on the highway tonight


       F
3.Well I won big once and I hit the coast
       Bb                 F
Oh but I paid the big cost
         Dm
Inside I felt like I was carryin' broken spirits
   Gm            F/A      Bb
of all the other ones who lost
        Dm                     Am
When the promise is broken you go on livin'
       Gm                   F/A          Bb
but it steals something from down in your soul
              F                            C
Like when the truth is spoken and it don't make no difference
                              F
something in your heart runs cold

Bb
I followed that dream, through the southwestern tracks
       F                        Bb
the dead ends and the two-bit bars
         C
When the promise was broken I was far away from home
                                         F
sleeping in the backseat of a borrowed car

        Gm Am Bb                                 C             F
Thunder Road____  here's for the lost lovers and all the fixed games
        Gm Am Bb                               C         F
Thunder Road____  here's for the tires rushing by in the rain
        Gm Am Bb                           C      F
Thunder Road____  remember Billy what we'd always say
        Gm Am Bb                                        C     F
Thunder Road____  we were gonna take it all and throw it all away

 
 
Bruce Springsteen - The Promise Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
The Promise tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind The Promise 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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