These Five Strings

from In The Shadows by Red Eye Junction

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This is a song I wrote about travels, troubles, and cocaine. A funny side note is that I wrote this whole song with out realizing that a guitar has six strings, not five. Well, maybe one string is broken! Also, when we recorded it I thought the second verse should come first so I switched it!


These Five Strings
(R. Cain 2008) Capo 1

(D) These five strings, those white (C) lines, and this old (D) bottle
Put a lot of miles (C) between your heart and (D) mine
Taking those (C) wrong turns on the (A) back roads leading (G) nowhere
It only (C) serves to (A) drive me far (D) away

These five strings those white lines and this old bottle
Hold me tighter than those rusty prison chains
It’s hard to be a man while I’m weight down by these shackles
I know you tried but you can’t set me free

(Em) When you wake up tomorrow (D)
Take our picture off the wall
Give away my clothes and records
(C) Forget my name and (A) pray that I stay (D) gone

These five strings those white lines and this old bottle
Help pass the time and kill those memories
Of the lies I told, your nights alone and my heavy way of living
May the next in line not be a bit like me



from In The Shadows, released December 12, 2008


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Red Eye Junction San Luis Obispo

Red Eye Junction walks the line with a powerful blend of classic twang and modern edge. With more than 350 shows under their belts, a European tour and four acclaimed albums, their latest album, "Meat and Bones" was released Spring 2018.

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