One Headlight

The Wallflowers

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Intro: | G | D | F# | Bm A | (2 times)

G                       D
 So long ago, I don't remember when
       F#                           Bm     A
That's when they say I lost my only friend
           G                       D
Well, they said she died easy of a broken heart disease
     F#                            Bm   A
As I listened through the cemetery trees

| G | D | F# | Bm A |

           G                    D
I seen the sun comin' up at the funeral at dawn
    F#                       Bm   A
The long broken arm of human law
       G                               D
Now it always seemed such a waste, she always had a pretty face
  F#                                Bm   A
I wondered how she hung around this place

| G | G | F# | F# |

    G                     D
Hey, come on try a little. Nothing is forever
Em                           A
 There's got to be something better than in the middle
G                 D
 Me and Cinderella put it all together
Em                A               G | D | F# | Bm A |
We can drive it home with one headlight

              G                       D
She said it's cold, it feels like Independence Day
      F#                           Bm   A
And I can't break away from this parade
            G                    D
But there's got to be an opening somewhere here in front of me
F#                                Bm   A
Through this maze of ugliness and greed
               G                   D
And I seen the sun up ahead at the county line bridge
       F#                                  Bm   A
Sayin' all there's good and nothingness is dead
      G                                  D
We'll run until she's out of breath, she ran until there's nothin' left
    F#                                Bm   A
She hit the end, it's just her window ledge

| G | G | F# | F# |

    G                     D
Hey, come on try a little. Nothing is forever
Em                           A
 There's got to be something better than in the middle
G                 D
 Me and Cinderella put it all together
Em                A               G
We can drive it home with one headlight

| G | D | F# | Bm A | (2 times)

                    G                         D
Well, this place is old, it feels just like a beat up truck
           F#                             Bm   A
I turn the engine, but the engine doesn't turn
                   G                               D
Well, it smells of cheap wine and cigarettes, this place is always such a mess
    F#                                 Bm   A
Sometimes I think I'd like to watch it burn
        G                              D
I'm so alone, and I feel just like somebody else
             F#                              Bm   A
Man, I ain't changed, but I know I ain't the same
    G                             D
But somewhere here in between the city walls of dyin' dreams
  F#                                  Bm   A
I think her death, it must be killin' me

| G | G | F# | F# |

              G                     D
Hey, hey, hey, come on try a little. Nothing is forever
Em                           A
 There's got to be something better than in the middle
G                 D
 Me and Cinderella put it all together
Em                 A               G
 We can drive it home with one headlight

| G | D | Em | A | (repeat and fade)