Semi Suite

Song Author Tom Waits Lyrics by: Tom Waits Performer: Tom Waits Submitted by: cazteclo
[Am7]    [D]    [Am7]    [D]    [G7]    [F#7]    [F7]    [E7]    [E7]    
[Am7]Well, you hate th[D]ose diesels rollin'
[Am7]And those Friday nights out [D]bowlin'
[G]When he's off for a [F#]twelve [F]hour [E7]lay over night

[Am7]You wish you had a doll[D]ar  
[Am7]For every time he holl[D]ered
That he's [G]leavin' And he's [F#]never c[F]omin'[E7] back

[Am7]But the curtain-laced [D]billow
[Am7]And his hands on your pi[D]llow
[G]And his trouse[F#]rs are [F]hangi[E7]n' on the chair

[Am7]You're lyin' through your [D]pain, babe
[Am7]But you're gonna tell him he's your [D]man  
[G]And you ain't got the [F#]courag[F]e to [E7]leave

[Am7]    [D]    
[Am7]    [D]    
[G]    [F#]    [F]    [E7]    
[Am7]He tells you [D]that you're on his mind
[Am7]You're the only [D]one he's ever gonna find
[G]It's kind-a [F#]spe   [F]cia  [E7]l, understands his complicated soul...

[Am7]But the only [D]place a man can breathe
[Am7]And collect his [D]thoughts is
[G]Midnight and[F#] flyin'[F] aw  [E7]ay on the road

[Am7]But you've pa[D]cked and unpacked
[Am7]So many times you've lost track[D]    
[G]And the steam heat is [F#]drippin[F]' off the[E7] walls

[Am7]But when you [D]hear his engines
[Am7]You're lookin' through the [D]window in the kitchen and you know
[G]You're alway[F#]s gonna be [F]there [E7]when he calls
[Am7]'Cause he's a truck drivin' ma[D]n  
[Am7]Stoppin' when he can [D]    
[Am7]He's a truck drivin' man [D]    
[Am7]Stoppin' when he can [D]    
[G]    [F#]    [F]    [E7]    

Well, you hate those diesels rollin'
And those Friday nights out bowlin'
When he's off for a twelve hour lay over night

You wish you had a dollar
For every time he hollered
That he's leavin' And he's never comin' back

But the curtain-laced billow
And his hands on your pillow
And his trousers are hangin' on the chair

You're lyin' through your pain, babe
But you're gonna tell him he's your man
And you ain't got the courage to leave

He tells you that you're on his mind
You're the only one he's ever gonna find
It's kind-a special, understands his complicated soul...

But the only place a man can breathe
And collect his thoughts is
Midnight and flyin' away on the road

But you've packed and unpacked
So many times you've lost track
And the steam heat is drippin' off the walls

But when you hear his engines
You're lookin' through the window in the kitchen and you know
You're always gonna be there when he calls
'Cause he's a truck drivin' man
Stoppin' when he can
He's a truck drivin' man
Stoppin' when he can


  • Am7
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  • G7
  • F#7
  • F7
  • E7
  • G
  • F#
  • F

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