Neil Young – Thrasher

Guitar chords and lyrics of Thrasher by Neil Young
Published 1979
Original key D

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Capo second fret

.                  C
They were hiding behind hay bales,
.                        F                             C
They were planting in the full moon
C                         C/B        Am7          Am7/G    F    G
They had given all they had for something new
But the light of day was on them,
.                      F                                C
They could see the thrashers coming
C                          C/B            Am7      Am7/G   F    G
And the water shone like diamonds in the dew.

F                                    G
And I was just getting up,
C                                        F
Hit the road before it’s light
F                           G                        C
Trying to catch an hour on the sun
.                  F                                      G
When I saw those thrashers rolling by,
C                   C/B    Am7   Am/C
Looking more than two lanes wide
.          Dm7                                            G
I was feelin’ like my day had just begun.

Where the eagle glides descending
There’s an ancient river bending
Down the timeless gorge of changes
where sleeplessness awaits

I searched out my companions,
Who were lost in crystal canyons
When the aimless blade of science
Slashed the pearly gates.

F                                                  G
It was then I knew I’d had enough,
C                                        F
Burned my credit card for fuel
F                                          G                                  C
Headed out to where the pavement turns to sand
.                            F                                      G
With a one-way ticket to the land of truth
C                   C/B    Am7   Am/C
And my suitcase in my hand
.                        Dm7                                            G
How I lost my friends I still don’t understand.

They had the best selection,
They were poisoned with protection
There was nothing that they needed,
Nothing left to find

They were lost in rock formations
Or became park bench mutations
On the sidewalks and in the stations
They were waiting, waiting.

F                                                  G
So I got bored and left them there,
C                                                F
They were just deadweight to me
F                            G                                  C
Better down the road without that load
.                            F                                      G
Brings back the time when I was eight or nine
C                   C/B    Am7   Am/C
I was watchin’ my mama’s T.V.,
.                        Dm7                                            G
It was that great Grand Canyon rescue episode.

Where the vulture glides descending
On an asphalt highway bending
Thru libraries and museums,
Galaxies and stars

Down the windy halls of friendship
To the rose clipped by the bullwhip
The motel of lost companions
Waits with heated pool and bar.

F                                                  G
But me I’m not stopping there,
C                                           F
Got my own row left to hoe
F                       G                                  C
Just another line in the field of time
.                                        F                                G
When the thrashers comes, I’ll be stuck in the sun
C                   C/B    Am7   Am/C
Like the dinosaurs in shrines
.                        Dm7                                                G
But I’ll know the time has come to give what’s mine.


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