Runaway Train | Soul Asylum


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This is a great song from Soul Asylum. We play this song in the key of “C”, and the guitar chart and lyric sheet we use for open mic night and live performances are available below for your reference. If you prefer to use different guitar tabs or chord charts, we can accomodate any variations.


          Intro: C

          C
          Call you up in the middle of the night
          Em/B
          Like a firefly without a light
          Am
          You were there like a blowtorch burnin'
          G
          I was a key that could use a little turnin'
          C
          So tired that I couldn't even sleep
          Em
          So many secrets I couldn't keep
          Am
          Promised myself I wouldn't weep
          G
          One more promise I couldn't keep

          F                    G
          It seems no one can help me now
               C                  Am
          I'm in too deep there's no way out
          F                Em             G
          This time I have really led myself astray

          Chorus:
          C
          Runaway train never going back
          Em
          Wrong way on a one way track
          Am
          Seems like I should be getting somewhere
          G
          Somehow I'm neither here nor there

          Verse 2:
          C
          Can you help me remember how to smile
          Em
          Make it somehow all seem worthwile
          Am
          How on earth did I get so jaded
          G
          Life's mysteries seem so faded
          C
          I can go where no one else can go
          Em
          I know what no one else knows
          Am
          Here I am just drowning in the rain
          G
          With a ticket for a runaway train

          F                    G
          And everything seems cut and dry
          C              Am
          Day and night, Earth and sky
          F         Em                      G
          Somehow I just don't believe it

          Chorus:
          C
          Runaway train never going back
          Em
          Wrong way on a one way track
          Am
          Seems like I should be getting somewhere
          G
          Somehow I'm neither here nor there

          Bridge:

          C
          Got a ticket for a runaway train
          Em
          Like a madman laughing at the rain
          Am
          Little out of touch little insane
          G
          It's just easier than dealing with the pain
          C
          Runaway train never going back
          Em
          Wrong way on a one way track
          Am
          Seems like I should be getting somewhere
          G
          Somehow I'm neither here nor there
          C
          Runaway train never coming back
          Em
          Runaway train tearing up the track
          Am
          Runaway train burning in my veins
          G
          Id runaway but it always seems the same.          Repeat
          C-Em-Am-G  and fade


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