"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 C C C/BIve got a car thats always stuck in the last gear.
Am DIts starts and it goes if you leave it alone but you cant steer.
G C C C/BTaking it out on a Sunday drive on the back roads
Am C DAnd it waits till Im far away from home and the sun is getting low
G C C C/BAnd wouldnt you know it, shes breaking down again
Am C DPulling her over onto the shoulder, letting her under my skin
G C C C/BIve got a woman that I havent seen for a good year
Am DShes got a new job, yeah I love her a lot but she aint here.
G C C C/BWeve got a system and shes got it all worked out
Am CBut theres something missing that shes forgetting that she cant live
Verse 3: (repeat verse progression)
Ive got a car, it looks real good with the top down
But it lost a tire and caught on fire in the last town
Ive got a girl whos drying her eyes with a haiku
So Im hitching a ride down 35, gotta be there by afternoon