The Ballad of Tommy Foster Sara Storer
The Ballad of Tommy Foster
Intro Am G Am
[Am]For thirty eight years, my [G]life had begun
I was [Am]never a man without h[G]olding a gun
Now [Am]all that I hold is reg[G]ret and I'm too old to r[Am]un.
[Am]And for thirty eight years, I've [G]not walked on grass
[Am]Living the life of my c[G]rimes from the past
But I'd g[Am]ive it all back just to l[G]ie in the arms of my l[Am]ove.
* CHORUS *:
[C]Throw away shotgun, [G]throw away sorrow
[Am]Live out of existence, turn [G]good for tomorrow
I [C]am a bank robber, and a [G]girl I desire
I've [Am]changed for the better I am [G]not a damn liar
My [Am]name's Tommy Foster and [G]all that I've robbed is my [Am]life.
[Am]And for thiry eight years, I've [G]seen growm men cry
and I've [Am]watched them come back [G]time after time
and I [Am]hate them for having the [G]chance, why can't it be [Am]mine.
And for [Am]thirty eight years, it's [G]long since the stars
shined [Am]into my eyes, not to [G]care of my past
And the [Am]lady I love, [G]you've found the good in my [Am]heart.
* CHORUS *
It's three thirty [F]again, the head miles be[C]gin
And the windows too [G]high and I can't see the[Am] sun
And I can't stop this [F]pain, so I think of you [C]love
You've shown me the [G]way, while others gave[Am] up
Oh you've shown me the [G]way to what I can [Am]become.
Oh my [Am]names Tommy Foster and [G]all that I've robbed is my [Am]life
Oh my [Am]names Tommy Foster and [G]all that I've robbed i-s m-y [Am]life.
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