Motel Lights chords - Graw Cooder




Motel Lights
By Cooder Graw

Intro chords:
F    C    G  
Bb   C    G

G
Little did she know
Em
The ring wouldn’t go
     C              G
With him out to the bar
G         Em
Newlyweds, barely out of bed
             C                         G
And now he’s leaving in another girl’s car
D
She should’ve known
         C
When she took him home
    G
And stole him from another
     D                        C
He’d do the same thing with a wedding ring
    G              Em
And leave it a lover
    C                        D
She thought she could change all of the things
     G               Em
That kept him out at night
         C                 D
But even gold can’t hold a man
             C              D  
Who sold his home for motel lights

 
Chorus:
          F            C                  G 
Now these motel lights flicker outside my door
       F                    C               G 
Well I guess I deserve everything I get and more
         F          C          G
And that vacancy reminds me of what I’ve got in store
         F             	 C                  D
As these motel lights flicker outside my door
 


He sells a lie she still wants to buy
But that can’t last for long
Who wants to wait at home all day
For a man who never wants to come home
She can’t keep the faith at home all day
And her mind begins to stray
She starts to think about having a drink
At a little place down the way
She can’t believe she’s about to leave the home
She tried to build
But she gets in a car with a man from the bar
Up to her neck in guilt
 
Chorus 

 
 

 

   
Motel Lights
By Cooder Graw

Intro chords:
F    C    G  
Bb   C    G

G
Little did she know
Em
The ring wouldn’t go
     C              G
With him out to the bar
G         Em
Newlyweds, barely out of bed
             C                         G
And now he’s leaving in another girl’s car
D
She should’ve known
         C
When she took him home
    G
And stole him from another
     D                        C
He’d do the same thing with a wedding ring
    G              Em
And leave it a lover
    C                        D
She thought she could change all of the things
     G               Em
That kept him out at night
         C                 D
But even gold can’t hold a man
             C              D  
Who sold his home for motel lights

 
Chorus:
          F            C                  G 
Now these motel lights flicker outside my door
       F                    C               G 
Well I guess I deserve everything I get and more
         F          C          G
And that vacancy reminds me of what I’ve got in store
         F             	 C                  D
As these motel lights flicker outside my door
 


He sells a lie she still wants to buy
But that can’t last for long
Who wants to wait at home all day
For a man who never wants to come home
She can’t keep the faith at home all day
And her mind begins to stray
She starts to think about having a drink
At a little place down the way
She can’t believe she’s about to leave the home
She tried to build
But she gets in a car with a man from the bar
Up to her neck in guilt
 
Chorus