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Rodney Crowell - Ridin' Out The Storm (Chord)
Album: Fate's Right Hand (2003)
Submitter: twizzle05 (26) on 7/1/05
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Ridin' Out the Storm
written by Rodney Crowell
from the album "Fate's Right Hand"
tabbed 7/1/05


The New York City winter comes in cold grey sheets of steel
A numbness in his hands and feet is all that he can feel
F                              C
Alcohol and sterno turns a doorway to a bed
                                              G7             Am
And the ghost of who he might have been lives on inside his head

In a canyon made of brownstone on a sidewalk icy black
He wanders nearly barefoot with his righteousness intact
A man of man mansions in a cardboard box replete
He lies sleeping with an angel while his heart pretends to beat

The wind blows down on Lonely Street like an ice-pick thru the air

'Midst the Sunday Times and the coffee grinds and the winos in town square
G7                                  C
Five flights up on Easy Street you know she's safe and warm
                                         G7             Am
Way down low 'neath a foot of snow he's ridin' out the storm

I offered him my winter coat politely he refused
Like an educated man he spoke with words I seldom use
He said I don't need pity for these choices are my own
He bowed his head just slightly and quietly moved along



It's not like he's a victim of the homeless life he stalks
Nor helpless to get back across the fine line that he walks
Riding out the storm means yesterday's already spent
Tomorrow don't mean nothing it won't even make a dent


C                                             Am
(Ridin' out, ridin' out, ridin' out) ooh-ooh-oooh
C                                             Am
(Ridin' out, ridin' out, ridin' out) ooh-ooh-ooh

(repeat this for a while, then just play chords, and finally just play C) 
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