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  1. Runaway Truck

From the recording Runaway Truck

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 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                         G                               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