Breaking Down Jeremy Messersmith
"Breaking Down" by Jeremy Messersmith
My favorite song by one of my favorite hometown musicians.
Here is the basic progression in the original key of G.
Not hard at all, lovely song though. Great fun to harmonize on.
[G]I?ve got a car that?s always stuck in the [C]last gear.[C] [C/B]
It?s [Am]starts and it goes if you leave it alone but you [D]can?t steer.
[G]Taking it out on a Sunday drive on the [C]back roads[C] [C/B]
And it [Am]waits till I?m far away from home and the [C]sun is getting [D]low
And [G]wouldn?t you know it, she?s breaking down a[C]gain[C] [C/B]
[Am]Pulling her over onto the shoulder, [C]letting her under my [D]skin
[G]I?ve got a woman that I haven?t seen for a [C]good year[C] [C/B]
She?s [Am]got a new job, yeah I love her a lot but she [D]ain?t here.
[G]We?ve got a system and she?s got it all worked [C]out[C] [C/B]
But there?s [Am]something missing that she?s forgetting that [C]she can?t live
Verse 3: (repeat verse progression)
I?ve got a car, it looks real good with the top down
But it lost a tire and caught on fire in the last town
I?ve got a girl who?s drying her eyes with a haiku
So I?m hitching a ride down 35, gotta be there by afternoon