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Backsliders Prayer

Song Author Ty England Submitted by: Anonymous
[G]    [Am7]    [C]    [G]    
He said [G]I know this ain't the time or place
But [Am7]Lord I need to talk
In a [C]business suit in a corner booth
In a [G]crowded little restaurant
[G]We all tried not to listen
We [Am7]all tried not to look
But a [C]whole room full of customers
And the [D]waitress and the cook
All [Em]stopped what we were [C]doing when he bowed his [G]head
In that [Em]silence we heard [C]every word he [D]said

I've been [G]trying to do things [C]my way
[D]Down here on life's [G]highway
[C]Slippin' slidin' [G]sideways
Between [D]no way and nowhere
If I could [G]only gain a [C]foothold
[D]Up there on your [Em]high road [D]    
Lord [C]if you hear me [G]help me
I'll do [C]anything you [G]tell me to
[C]All I've got to [G]offer you is this
[D]Backslider's[(g)] prayer

[G]    [Am7]    [C]    [G]    
Well the [G]waitress made the first move
When she [Am7]filled his coffee cup
She said [C]you ain't alone here mister
You're [G]speaking for the rest of us
[G]I heard some scattered amens
And a [Am7]couple of I've been there's
Then [C]things got back to normal
The [D]dishes and the silverware
Were [Em]clanging in the [C]kitchen
Like an angel's [G]band
As I [Em]took my place in [C]line
To shake his [D]hand 'cause

I've been [G]trying to do things [C]my way
[D]Down here on life's [G]highway
[C]Slippin' slidin' [G]sideways
Between [D]no way and nowhere
If I could [G]only gain a [C]foothold
[D]Up there on your [Em]high road [D]    
Lord [C]if you hear me [G]help me
I'll do [C]anything you [G]tell me to
[C]All I've got to [G]offer you is this
[D]Backslider's[(g)] prayer

[G]    [C]    [D]    [G]    [C]    [G]    [D]    [D]    
If I could [G]only gain a [C]foothold

[D]Up there on your [Em]high road [D]    

Lord [C]if you hear me [G]help me

I'll do [C]anything you [G]tell me to

[C]All I've got to [G]offer you is this

[D]Back[C]slider's [G]prayer

[G]    [Am7]    [C]    [G]    


He said I know this ain't the time or place
But Lord I need to talk
In a business suit in a corner booth
In a crowded little restaurant
We all tried not to listen
We all tried not to look
But a whole room full of customers
And the waitress and the cook
All stopped what we were doing when he bowed his head
In that silence we heard every word he said

I've been trying to do things my way
Down here on life's highway
Slippin' slidin' sideways
Between no way and nowhere
If I could only gain a foothold
Up there on your high road
Lord if you hear me help me
I'll do anything you tell me to
All I've got to offer you is this
Backslider's[(G)] prayer


Well the waitress made the first move
When she filled his coffee cup
She said you ain't alone here mister
You're speaking for the rest of us
I heard some scattered amens
And a couple of I've been there's
Then things got back to normal
The dishes and the silverware
Were clanging in the kitchen
Like an angel's band
As I took my place in line
To shake his hand 'cause

I've been trying to do things my way
Down here on life's highway
Slippin' slidin' sideways
Between no way and nowhere
If I could only gain a foothold
Up there on your high road
Lord if you hear me help me
I'll do anything you tell me to
All I've got to offer you is this
Backslider's[(G)] prayer


If I could only gain a foothold

Up there on your high road

Lord if you hear me help me

I'll do anything you tell me to

All I've got to offer you is this

Backslider's prayer

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  • Am7
  • C
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