HITCHHIKER - NEIL YOUNG
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from: ARCHIVES BE DAMNED 3


Submitted by: Harlan Leslie Thompson (harlant@hawaii.edu)
(via HyperRust)

Em(7)                                                           
When I was a hitchhiker on the road I had to count on you       
D            Em(7)    
But you needed me to ease the load and for conversation too     
D                    C            Em                          
Or did you just ride on through                                 

You didn't see me in Toronto when I first tried out some hash   
Smoked some then and I'll do it again if I only had some cash   
Only had some cash                                              

Then I tried amphetamines and my head was in a glass            
Taped underneath the speedometer wires of my '48 Buick's dash   
But I knew that wouldn't last                                   

CHORUS #1:                                                      
C            G               C              G                   
Then came California, where I first saw open water              
C            Em7         D                  Em7           
In the land of opportunity, I knew I was getting hotter         
D                  C                                           
I knew I was getting hotter                                     

But the neon lights and the endless nights                      
The neon lights and the endless nights                          
The neon lights and the endless nights                          
The neon lights and the endless nights                          
They took me by surprise                                        
The doctor gave me valium but I still couldn't close my eyes    
I still couldn't close my eyes                                  

CHORUS #2:                                                         
Then came paranoia and it ran away with me                         
I couldn't sign my autograph or appear on TV                       
Or see or be seen, see or be seen                                  
Or see or be seen                                                  

G                                                                  
Living in the country sounded good to me                           
D           Em        
Smoking grass while the summer lasts in the real organic scene     
D             C                     Am   Em               
Where everything was green everything was green                    

Then we had a kid and we split apart I was living on the road      
A little cocaine went a long long way to ease that different load  
But my head did explode, my head did explode                       

CHORUS #3:                                                         
I wish I was an Aztec or a runner in Peru                          
I would build such beautiful buildings yo house the chosen few     
Like an Inca from Peru                                             

When I was a hitchhiker on the road I had to count on you          
But you needed me to ease the load and for conversation too        
Or did you just drive on through, did you just drive on through    
Did you just drive on through                                      

When I was a hitchhiker on the road