From the recording Live at the Corbin Theater
Ferris Wheel (partial capo on fret 2, 1-5 and partial capo on fret 4, 2-4 in B)
B E2 B E2
The moon rests at my shoulder, my ring clicks on the wheel.
Headlights in the eastbound lane keep coming like a Ferris wheel.
I’m trying to cross the Badlands, with empty hours to fill.
The moon twirls in her tasseled clouds. It’s like I’m standing still.
E2 In (inverted) F#r3 B In (inverted) E2
Every time I turn the music back to our love song,
The fear that you won’t wait for me comes on way too strong.
E2 In F3r3 B E6,2 B E2
(And I’ve) been on this road too long.
B E6,2 B
Been on this road too long.
I travel for the Company and they pick up the tab.
But my waking hours are overtime with my office in my bag.
Through birthdays and anniversaries, sick kids and holidays,
I have to close those big deals, just can’t let them get away.
Every goodbye kiss from you is quicker than the last.
The telephone has silence now where frozen seconds pass.
You know my client, Alex, the one your dad had known,
He said he’d send me business if I struck out on my own.
I’d have to keep the books myself, and figure out the tax.
But we could go over numbers with you sitting in my lap.
Money might be tight at first, but you’d be in the next room.
I’d rather hold you next to me than say, “I’ll be home soon.”
Refrain (I’ve just been on this road too long.)
Words and music by David B. Hakan
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