Runaway Truck


David Hawkins
11/03/2017
David Hawkins, Cheryl Hawkins

Story

What started off as an angry political song turned into more of an urgent prayer.

Lyrics

CHORUS:

Am                              C  

Eighteen wheels on a mountain pass

G                                  Em                      Am

Turns are wild, We're moving way too fast

                    C                                         D

The driver's blind, or he's lost lost his mind

                                          Am     C      Am        D

And it's a long, long way down

 

Am                            G                        Am                         G

This truck carries a precious load / It's not diamonds, oil, or gold

Am                              C                         G          C 

The price is high, but it cannot not be sold 

Am                       G                               Am                            G         

It's our freedom, courage, and soul / Mind and heart that keep us whole 

Am                           G                             C        D

This stolen truck is running out of control

 

 

CHORUS:

Am                               C  

Eighteen wheels on a mountain pass

G                                  Em                      Am

Turns are wild, We’re moving way too fast

                     C                                        D

The driver's blind, or he's lost lost his mind

                                           Am     C     

And it's a long, long way down

 

Am                 G                              Am                     G

Dark shadow behind the wheel / Shouts out, "I'll make you a deal!

Am              C                     G          C

And all you have to do is kneel."

Am                         G                     Am                         G

The driver's brain runs on fear / Voices chattering in his ear

Am                         JG                               C             D

They say, "Take it all or you might disappear"

 

BRIDGE:

C                                       

How do you stop a runaway truck

                 Am

When the driver laughs like he doesn't give a flying...?

C

Down the road, the wheels can't hold

          G

Will it take the hand of God?

 

 

BREAK:       Am   G       Am   G      Am   G     C    D

                   Ohhhh       Ohhhh      Ohhhhhhhhhhh

 

Am                        G                          Am                               G

Some people say it's not too late / But there's no time to hesitate

Am                                C                       G          C

The moment's here to make our history

Am                                G                   Am                               G

Lord heal our eyes so we can see / And understand with clarity 

Am                       G                         C            D

And then decide who we want to be - Hey hey

 

CHORUS:

Am                              C  

Eighteen wheels on a mountain pass

G                                  Em                      Am

Turns are wild, We’re moving way too fast

                     C                                         D

The driver's blind, or he's lost lost his mind

                                 CD

And it's a long way

                                 CD

It's a long, long way

                                             Am   G     C    D    Am

It's a long, long, long way down

 

 

                                       © 2017 David Hawkins, Cheryl Hawkins