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Thunder Road Acoustic Chords (ver 4) - Bruce Springsteen

Thunder Road Acoustic Chords
Thunder Road [acoustic take]
Bruce Springsteen
This version of 'Thunder Road' was recorded in 1975 during the 'Born To Run' 
studio sessions. This take is a solo acoustic version with some lyrical 
differences. It is a haunting take that surprisingly isn't tabbed.



[Verse 1]

G                        C             G
The screen door slams, Chrissie's dress sways
        F                C                        G
Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays
   C                        G#m 
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
          F                        C
Hey that's me babe and I want you only
Don't turn me home again
  F                      D               C
I just can't face myself alone again tonight
        G                     C                    G
Don't run back inside, baby you know just what I'm here for
           F                                                         C
So you're scared and you're thinking that maybe we ain't that young anymore
C                              G#m
Woah and there's magic in the night
           F                         C
You ain't a beauty, but hey you're alright
And that's alright with me

[Verse 2]

        G                            D
You can hide 'neath your covers and study your pain
     G                               C 
Make crosses from your lovers, throw roses in the rain
G                 D                     C                          D
Waste your summer praying in vain for a saviour to rise from these streets
        G                     D
Well I ain't no hero, that's understood
          G                               C
All the redemption I can offer, babe is beneath this old hood
G                               D 
With one last chance to make it good somehow
     C                  D
Hey what else can we do now
        G                       C                  G
Except roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair
G                                       D                      C
Well the night's bustin' open and these two lanes will take us anywhere
C                                D
We got one last chance to make it real
   G                            C
To trade in these wings for some wheels
C                                D
Climb in back, it's waiting down on the tracks

[Verse 3]

G                           D
When I try hard Chrissie to understand
     G                     C
I'm riding out tonight to case the promised land
G                          D
Baby if you're born with nothing in your hands
C                   D
Hey it's your only chance
          G                       D
Well it's lying out there like a killer in the sun
     G                           C 
Yeah I know it's late but we can make it if we run
G                    D
Oh I wish you could come
   C                                         D              G
So leave what you've lost, leave what's grown old on Thunder Road

        Em                            C
Well I got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk
        G                                           D
And my car's out back if you're ready to take that long walk
           C                    D
From your front porch to my front seat
                G                         C
Hey the door's open but the ride it ain't free
Climb In

[Verse 4]

G                                  C                           G
Well there were ghosts in the eyes of the boys that you sent away
G                                         D                           C
They haunt this dirty beach road in the skeleton remains of burnt out Chevrolets
C                                   D
They scream to you at night from the street
                 F                     C
Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
           G                  D
And in the lonely cool before dawn
                  G                     D
From your room you hear their engines roar on
            G                       C                   D                       Am
But when you get to the porch they're gone, lost in the wind, so Chrissie climb in
        C                          D                      G
It's a town full of losers and I'm pullin' outta here to win


Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road Acoustic Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Thunder Road Acoustic tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Thunder Road Acoustic 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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