Chordproc: Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams


  1. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
  2. Changed The Locks
  3. Compassion
  4. Drunken Angel
  5. East Side Of Town
  6. Essence
  7. Foolishness
  8. Fruits Of My Labour
  9. Get Right With God
  10. Jackson
  11. Joy
  12. Lake Charles
  13. Passionate Kisses
  14. West Memphis
  15. When I Look At The World
  16. World Without Tears

Car Wheels On A Gravel Road

D
Am
D
Am
D
Am
C
G
D
Am
D
Am
Sittin in the kitchen a house in Macon
D
Am
C
G
Loretta's singing on the radio
D
Am
C
G
Smell of coffee eggs and bacon
D
Am
C
G
Car wheels on a gravel road
Pull back the curtains and look outside Somebody somewhere I don't know Come on now child we're gonna go for a ride Car wheels on a gravel road
C
G
Car wheels on a gravel road
C
G
Car wheels on a gravel road
D
Am
D
Am
D
Am
C
G
Can't find a damn thing in this place Nothing's where I left it before Set of keys and a dusty suitcase Car wheels on a gravel road There goes the screen door slamming shut You better do what you're told When I get back this place better be picked-up Car wheels on a gravel road Car wheels on a gravel road Car wheels on a gravel road Low hum of voices in the front seat Stories nobody knows Got folks in Jackson we're going to meet Car wheels on a gravel road Cotton fields stretching miles and miles Hank's voice on the radio Telephone poles trees and wires fly by Car wheels on a gravel road Car wheels on a gravel road Car wheels on a gravel road Broken down shacks engine parts Could tell a lie but my heart would know Listen to the dogs barkin in the yard Car wheels on a gravel road Child in the backseat about four or five years Lookin out the window Little bit of dirt mixed with tears Car wheels on a gravel road Car wheels on a gravel road Car wheels on a gravel road



Changed The Locks

A
E
x4
E7
A
E
I changed the lock on my front door
A
E
so you can't see me anymore
A
E
And you can't come inside my house
A
E
And you can't lie down on my couch
A
E
E7
I changed the lock on my front door
I changed the number on my phone so you can't call me up at home And you can't say those things to me that make me fall down on my knees I changed the number on my phone I changed the kind of car I drive so you can't see me when I go by And you can't chase me up the street And you can't knock me off of my feet I changed the kind of car I drive I changed the kind of clothes I wear so you can't find me anywhere And you can't spot me in a crowd And you can't call my name out loud I changed the kind of clothes I wear I changed the tracks underneath the train so you can't find me again And you can't trace my path And you can't hear my laugh I changed the tracks underneath the train
A
E
x3
E7
I changed the name of this town so you can't follow me down And you can't touch me like before And you can't make me want you more I changed the name of this town I changed the lock on my front door I changed the number on my phone I changed the kind of car I drive I changed the kind of clothes I wear I changed the tracks underneath the train
A
E
E7
I changed the name of this town
A
E
E7
I changed the name of this town
A
E
I changed the name of this town
A
E
A



Compassion

Em
B
Am
B
Em
B
Have compassion for everyone you meet
Am
B
Even if they don't want it what seems conceit
Am
There's always a sign
C
Always a sign
B
Always a sign
Em
B
For those who encounter have compassion
Am
B
Even if they don't want it what seems bad manners
Am
Is always a sign
C
Always a sign
B
Always a sign
Am
Em
Always a sign of things that worth efforts
B
Always a sign
Em
Of things no eyes have seen
C
You do not know
G
Em
What wars are going on down there
Am
Where the spirit meets the bone
Em
Am
Down there where the spirit meets the bone
C
G
Down there where the spirit meets the bone
Em
B
For everyone you listen to have compassion
Am
B
Even if they don't want it what seems cynicism
Am
Is always a sign
C
Always a sign
B
Always a sign
Am
Em
Always a sign of things no ears have heard
B
Em
Always a sign of things no eyes have seen
C
You do not know
G
Em
What wars are going on down there
Am
Where the spirit meets the bone
Em
Am
Down there where the spirit meets the bone
C
G
Down there where the spirit meets the bone
Em
Am
Down there where the spirit meets the bone
Em
Am
Down there where the spirit meets the bone
C
G
C
Down there where the spirit meets the bone



Drunken Angel

Capo II
Intro
C
Dm
F
C
C
Dm
F
C
C
Verse 1
C
Dm
Sun came up it was another day
F
C
And the sun went down, you were blown away
Dm
F
Why did you let go of your guitar
Dm
F
Why did you ever let it go that far
C
Drunken angel
C
Dm
Coulda held on to that long smooth neck
F
C
Let your hand remember every fret
Dm
F
Fingers touching each shiny string
Dm
F
But you let go of everything
C
Drunken angel
Chorus
Dm
Drunken angel
F
C
You're on the other side
Dm
Drunken angel
F
C
You're on the other side
Verse 2
C
Dm
Followers would cling to you
F
C
Hang around just to meet you
Dm
F
Some threw roses at your feet
Dm
F
And watch you pass out on the street
C
Drunken angel
C
Dm
Feed you and pay off all your debts
F
C
Kiss your brow, taste your sweat
Dm
F
Write about your soul, your guts
Dm
F
Criticise you and wish you luck
C
Drunken angel
Chorus
Dm
Drunken angel
F
C
You're on the other side
Dm
Drunken angel
F
C
You're on the other side
Break
C
Dm
F
C
Dm
F
Dm
F
C
Verse 3
C
Dm
Some kind of saviour singing the blues
F
C
A derelict in your duct tape shoes
Dm
F
Your orphan clothes and your long dark hair
Dm
F
Looking like you didn't care
C
Drunken angel
C
Dm
Blood spilled out from the hole in your heart
F
C
Over the strings of your guitar
Dm
F
The worn down places in the wood
Dm
F
That once had made you feel so good
C
Drunken angel
Chorus
Dm
Drunken angel
F
C
You're on the other side
Dm
Drunken angel
F
C
You're on the other side
Verse 4
C
Dm
Sun came up it was another day
F
C
And the sun went down, you were blown away
Dm
F
Why'd you let go of your guitar
Dm
F
Why'd you ever let it go that far
C
Drunken angel
C
Drunken angel



East Side Of Town

G
G
You think you got problems
G
D
You don't know the half of it
G
I hear you talk about your millions
G
D
And your politics
C
You wanna cross the poverty line
G
C
And then you wanna come have a look around
G
D
So why don't you come find me
G
On the East side of town
G
You think your Mister Do-good
G
D
But you don't know what you're talkin' about
G
When you find yourself in my neighborhood
G
D
You can't wait to get the hell out
C
You wanna see what it means to suffer
G
C
You wanna see what it means to be down
G
D
Then why don't you come over
G
to the East side of town
G
D
G
D
C
G
C
G
D
G
G
You think your dogs are really mean
G
D
But you ain't seen nothin' yet
G
I'll show you things you've never seen
G
D
And you won't forget
C
You wanna see how the other half lives
G
C
You wanna see how we get around
G
D
Why don't you come visit
G
On the East side of town
G
You got your ideals and your visions
G
D
And you say you sympathize
G
You look but you don't listen
G
D
There's no empathy in your eyes
C
You make deals and promises
G
C
And everybody bows down
G
D
And now you wanna come shake my hand in
G
On the East side of town
G
D
So why don't come find me
G
On the East side of town
G
D
Yeah, why don't you come over
G
To the East side of town
G
D
Why don't you come visit
G
The East side of town
G
D
Come on over
G
To the East side of town
G
D
G
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Essence

Capo I
Em
G
Baby, sweet baby, you're my drug
Am
Em
Come on and let me taste you stuff
Em
G
Baby, sweet baby, bring me your gift
Am
Em
What surprise you gonna hit me with
G
D
Am
I am waiting here for more; I am waiting by your door
G
D
I am waiting on your back steps
G
D
Am
I am waiting in my car; I am waiting at this bar
G
D
I am waiting for your essence
Em
G
Baby, sweet baby, whisper my name
Am
Em
Shoot your love, into my vein
Em
G
Baby, sweet baby, kiss me hard
Am
Em
Make me wonder, whos in charge
G
D
Am
I am waiting here for more; I am waiting by your door
G
D
I am waiting on your back steps
G
D
Am
I am waiting in my car; I am waiting at this bar
G
D
I am waiting for your essence
Em
G
Baby, sweet baby, I wanna feel you breath
Am
Em
Even though you like to flirt with death
Em
G
Baby, sweet baby, cant get enough
Am
Em
Please come find me and help me get fucked up
G
D
Am
I am waiting here for more; I am waiting by your door
G
D
I am waiting on your back steps
G
D
Am
I am waiting in my car; I am waiting at this bar
G
D
I am waiting for your essence
D
G
D
Your essence
D
G
D
Em
Your essence



Foolishness

All of this foolishness in my life All of this foolishness in my life Don't need it What I do in my own time Is none of your business and all of mine All of this foolishness All of this foolishness in my life All of you liars in my life All of your liars in my life Don't need you You can talk all trash you want But I know the truth even if you don't None of you liars in my life None of you liars in my life None of your pie in the sky None of your pie in the sky Don't need it No matter how you go or where I ain't gonna follow you anywhere No one of your pie in the sky No one of your pie in the sky All of you fear-mongers in my life All of you fear-mongers in my life You can try to scare me down But I know how to stand my own ground None of you fear-mongers in my life None of you fear-mongers in my life All of this foolishness in my life All of this foolishness in my life What I do in my own time Is none of your business and all of mine None of this foolishness in my life None of this foolishness in my life All of this foolishness All of your liars All you talk about is pie in the sky All of you feel-mongers Foolishness I don't need you liars I don't need your pie in the sky I don't need your fear-mongering I don't need your foolishness All of this foolishness Is nothing but foolishness Is nothing but foolishness Is nothing but foolishness Is nothing but foolishness Is nothing but your foolishness Is nothing but your foolishness



Fruits Of My Labour

Capo I
G
Baby, see how I been living
Am
C
Velvet curtains on the windows to
G
Keep the bright and unforgiving
Am
C
Light from shining through
G
C
Baby, I remember all the things we did
G
C
When we slept together and the blue behind your eyelids
Am
C
Baby, sweet baby
G
Traced your scent through the gloom
Am
C
'Til I found these purple flowers
G
I was spent, I was soon
Am
C
Smelling you for hours
G
C
Lavender, lotus blossoms too
G
C
Water the dirt, flowers last for you
Am
C
Baby, sweet baby
G
Tangerines and persimmons
Am
C
And sugarcane
G
Grapes and honeydew melon
Am
C
Enough fit for a queen
G
C
Lemon trees don't make a sound
G
C
'Til branches bend and fruit falls to the ground
Am
C
Baby, sweet baby
Harmonica
G
Come to my world and witness
Am
C
The way things have changed
G
'Cause I finally did it, baby
Am
C
I got out of La Grange
G
C
Got in my Mercury and drove out west
G
C
Pedal to the metal and my luck to the test
Am
C
Baby, sweet baby
G
I been tryin' to enjoy
Am
C
All the fruits of my labor
G
I been cryin' for you boy
Am
C
But truth is my savior
G
C
Baby, sweet baby if it's all the same
G
C
Take the glory any day over the fame
Am
C
Baby, sweet baby



Get Right With God

I would risk the serpent's bite I would dance around with seven I would kiss the diamondback If I knew it would get me to heaven 'Cause I want to get right with God Yes, you know you got to get right with God I would burn soles of my feet Burn the palms of both my hands If I could learn and be complete If I could walk righteously again 'Cause I want to get right with God Yes, you know you got to get right with God I would sleep on a bed of nails Till my back was torn and bleeding In the deep darkness of hell The damascus of my meeting 'Cause I want to get right with God Yes, you know you got to get right with God I asked God about his plan To save us all from Satan's slaughter If I give up one of my lambs Will you take me as one of your daughters 'Cause I want to get right with God Yes, you know you got to get right with God



Jackson

C
All the way to Jackson
F
C
I don't think I'll miss you much
G
F
All the way to Jackson
C
F
C
I don't think I'll miss you much
C
Once I get to Lafayette
F
C
I'm not gonna mind one bit
G
F
Once I get to Lafayette
C
F
C
I'm not gonna mind one little bit
Once I get to Baton Rouge I won't cry a tear for you Once I get to Baton Rouge I won't cry a tear for you All the way to Jackson I don't think I'll miss you much All the way to Jackson I don't think I'll miss you much Once I get to Vicksburg I don't think I'll feel the urge Once I get to Vicksburg I won't even feel an urge All the way to Jackson I don't think I'll miss you much All the way to Jackson I don't think I'll miss you much



Joy

I don't want you anymore, 'cause you took my joy I don't want you anymore, you took my joy You took my joy, I want it back You took my joy, I want it back I'm gonna go to West Memphis and look for my joy Go to West Memphis and look for my joy Maybe in West Memphis I'll find my joy Maybe in West Memphis I'll find my joy I'm gonna go to Slidell and look for my joy Go to Slidell and look for my joy Maybe in Slidell I'll find my joy Maybe in Slidell I'll find my joy You got no right to take my joy, I want it back You got no right to take my joy, I want it back You took my joy, I want it back You took my joy, I want it back I'm gonna go to West Memphis and look for my joy Go to West Memphis and look for my joy Maybe in West Memphis I'll find my joy Maybe in West Memphis I'll find my joy I'm gonna go to Slidell and look for my joy Go to Slidell and look for my joy Maybe in Slidell I'll find my joy Maybe in Slidell I'll find my joy I don't want you anymore, 'cause you took my joy I don't want you anymore, you took my joy You took my joy, I want it back You took my joy, I want it back You took my joy, I want it back You took my joy, I want it back I'm gonna go to West Memphis I'm gonna go to Slidell



Lake Charles

A
E
A
He had a reason to get back to Lake Charles
D
He used to talk about it
A
He'd just go on and on
E
He always said Louisana
A
Was where he felt at home
A
E
A
He was born in Nacogdoches
D
That's in East Texas
A
Not far from the border
E
But he liked to tell everybody
A
He was from Lake Charles
D
A
Did an angel whisper in your ear
D
A
And hold you close and take away your fear
E
A
In those long last moments
A
We used to drive
E
A
Thru Lafayette and Baton Rouge
D
In a yellow Camino
A
Listening to Howling Wolf
E
He liked to stop in Lake Charles
A
Cause that's the place that he loved
A
E
A
Did you run about as far as you could go
D
Down the Lousiana highway
A
Across Lake Ponchatrain
E
Now your soul is in Lake Charles
A
No matter what they say
D
A
Did an angel whisper in your ear
D
A
And hold you close and take away your fear
E
A
In those long last moments
Solo
A
E
A
He had a reason to get back to Lake Charles
D
He used to talk about it
A
He'd just go on and on
E
He always said Louisana
A
Was where he felt at home
D
A
Did an angel whisper in your ear
D
A
And hold you close and take away your fear
E
A
In those long last moments
D
A
Did an angel whisper in your ear
D
A
And hold you close and take away your fear
E
A
In those long last moments



Passionate Kisses

Capo IV
Intro
C
G
Am
F
C
G
Is it too much to ask?
Am
I want a comfortable bed
F
That won't hurt my back
Food to fill me up And warm clothes And all that stuff
C
Shouldn't I have this,
Em
Shouldn't I have this?
Am
F
Shouldn't I have all of this, and
C
F
Passionate kisses
C
F
Passionate kisses, whoa ohh oh
C
F
Passionate kisses
C
G
Am
F
From you
Instrumental
Is it much to demand I want a full house and a rock and roll band Pens that won't run out of ink And cool quiet and time to think Shouldn't I have this, Shouldn't I have this? Shouldn't I have all of this, and Passionate kisses Passionate kisses, whoa ohh oh Passionate kisses from you
Instrumental
Do I want too much? Am I going overboard to want that touch? I shouted out to the night: "Give me what I deserve, 'cause it's my right" Shouldn't I have this, Shouldn't I have this? Shouldn't I have all of this, and Passionate kisses Passionate kisses, whoa ohh oh Passionate kisses From you Passionate kisses Passionate kisses, whoa ohh oh Passionate kisses From you



West Memphis

E7 076750
A7 575685
B7 797877
E7
Three little boys were found in the river
A7
E7
On a sweltering summer night
Not one soul ever figured it out
B7
Who created that terrible sight
E7
Now somebody's gotten away with murder
A7
E7
And a horrible offense
B7
E7
But that's the way we do things in West Memphis
E7
They didn't like the music I listened to
A7
E7
They didn't like the way I dressed
They set me up with a forced confession
B7
I never had a chance
E7
They threw the book at me at my expense
A7
E7
They got no common sense
B7
E7
But that's the way they do things in West Memphis
E7
B7
E7
Yeah that's the way we do things in West Memphis
B7
That's the way we do things in West Memphis
E7
It's never been any different
A7
So don't come around here and try to mess with us
E7
B7
E7
'Cause that's the way we do things in West Memphis
E7
I was framed and sentenced To a life in prison
A7
E7
For a crime I didn't commit
B7
Wasn't nobody listened or rose to my defense
E7
Somebody planted the evidence
A7
E7
And he's been lying ever since
B7
E7
But that's the way we do things in West Memphis
E7
And after all these years they still refuse
A7
E7
To say what really happened
The crooked methods that they used
B7
To frame an innocent man
E7
Are hiding in the darkest secrets
A7
E7
Behind every picket fence
B7
E7
And that's the way we do things in West Memphis
E7
B7
E7
Yeah that's the way we do things in West Memphis
B7
That's the way we do things in West Memphis
E7
It's never been any different
A7
So don't come around here and try to mess with us
E7
B7
E7
'Cause that's the way we do things in West Memphis
E7
B7
E7
Yeah that's the way we do things in West Memphis
B7
That's the way we do things in West Memphis
E7
It's never been any different
A7
So don't come around here and try to mess with us
E7
B7
E7
'Cause that's the way we do things in West Memphis
E7
B7
E7
That's just the way we do things in West Memphis
B7
E7
That's just the way we do things in West Memphis



When I Look At The World

G
Bm
I've been out of luck, I've been talked about
C
D
I've been locked up, I've been shut out
G
Bm
I've had some bad dreams, and then feel the regret
C
D
I've made a mess of things and been a total wreck
G
Bm
I've been disrespected and taken for a ride
C
D
I've been rejected and had my patience tried
G
But then I look at the world
Bm
In all its glory
G
I look at the world
Bm
And it's a different story
C
D
G
Each time I look at the world
I've been used and out of work I've been abused and lied to I've been left behind, I've been misunderstood I've been out of my mind and not feeling good I've been lost, I've been turned away I've paid the cost, there's been hell to pay And then I look at the world In all its glory I look at the world And it's a different story Each time I look at the world I've been unforgiven, I've been let down Had the truth hurt, I've been kicked around I've been wasted, I've been on the brink I've had my faith tested and my spirits sink I've been unwelcome, I've been unloved I've been cheated on and made a fool of And then I look at the world In all its glory I look at the world And it's a different story, each time Each time I look at the world In all its glory I look at the world And it's a different story Each time I look at the world Each time I look at the world Each time I look at the world



World Without Tears

A
D
A
If we lived in a world without tears
Bm
D
How would bruises find the face to lie upon
A
Bm
D
How would scars find skin to etch themselves into
A
D
A
How would broken find the bones
If we lived in a world without tears How would heartbeats know when to stop How would blood know which body to flow outside of How would bullets find the guns If we lived in a world without tears How would misery know which back door to walk through How would trouble know which mind to live inside of How would sorrow find a home