Tear Stained Eye Son Volt
D-Em-G-D first two lines, then D-Em-A-D for St. Genevieve part.
[D]Walkin down Main Street, gettin' to know the concrete[G]
Lookin for a purpose f[A]rom a neon sign.[D]
[D]I would meet you anywhere western sun meets the air[G]
I'll hit the road, n[A]ever lookin' behind.[D]
Can you deny, there's nothin' greater
nothin' more than travelin' hands of time
St. Genevieve can hold back the water,
but saints don't bother with a tear stained eye.
Seein' traces of the scars that came before
written in the pavement, still akin' for more
when the hours don't move along, worn-out wood and familiar songs
To hear your voice is not enough, is more than a shame.
Like a man said, rode hard and put away wet
throw away the bad news and put it to rest
If learnin is livin', and the truth is a state of mind
you'll find it's better at the end of the line.