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Rodney Crowell - Anything But Tame (Chord)
Album: Kin (2012)
Submitter: cotswoldkid (901) on 1/12/18
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Anything But Tame.
Rodney Crowell.
Album: Kin.

Intro: D G/A A7 D

D                                F            D             G/A
When our feet were tough as horn and our eyes were sharp as flint,
                                 A7             F#m7             D
And our hearts beat like two war drums, and you tracked me by my scent,
D                                                G/A                                                        
Cross a scape of shiny asphalt, that blacked our soles with tar,
D                     A7                            D
And we ran like brave commanches, on a moonlit reservoir.

And you said, I don't wanna be tamed down,
A7                      F#m
I just wanna saddle up, ride my broomstick pony,
Along some salt grass open plain, you really showed your hand,
                          A/E             Em7
Popping off tin cans with your daisy pump air rifle,
    A                 A7   Em                    D
And your Annie Oakley aim, you were anything but tame.

D                                                      G/A
Ah you'd summon me with bird call, or you scratching at my screen,
     D/A                         A7           G/A              D
Your mouth gone sweet with juicy fruit, tawny legs and cut off jeans,
In my stretchy Ford Ranchero, Ah we rattled like train cars,
                       A7                    G/A        D
And we slung our share of gravel, 'neath a tarpoline of stars.

And you said
I don't wanna be tamed down, I don't wanna give an inch,
The fenced off picture perfect in your billfolds window frame,
Ah you were born to romp in this God forsaken swamp,
        A7     Em7                     A                   A7
Dodging cotton mouths and quicksand on your tiptoes in the rain,
You were anything but tame.

A7 G A G A7 G A G A Bm A Bm Em G

Gmaj7              D                          Gm
I heard Shreveport didn't last and we lit out for L.A.,
                             A7              F#m     G        D
But when lightning claws the night up, I can see you plain as day,
And when I want to feel you near me, I crawl down off my cloud,
                   A7                          D
And pull on down a bayou and cry your name out loud.

And you said, I don't wanna be tamed down,
I don't wanna tread regret, and flat out make excuses,
For the way I came up lame, I could have been enough,
                                 A7      Em7
To live this off the ciff on the cutting edge of nowhere,
          A                F#m   A7            F#      Em7 D G/A
Where the sun goes down in flames, we were anything but tame,
         A7      Dsus4/E D Dsus2/E D
Anything but tame. 
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