Geoff Moore And The Distance

Home Run(Chords)

Geoff Moore And The Distance

Key: G
G                 D 
The lights go on, another game day 
  Em                        C 
I grabbed my bat and headed for the plate 
        G                 D               Em 
But the first pitch was a curve and I was done - Strike one! 
          G                          D 
I stepped out of the box, looked the pitcher in the eye 
          Em                  C            (See Note #1) 
You could read his lips, 'Hey punk, you're mine.' 
     G                         D                      Em (Em D Em)--See Note 
So I gave him a wink and said 'Let's see what you can do.' - Strike two! 
              C          Em          D                     G 
Gotta keep my eye on the ball, swing straight and true and follow through 
C        Em                  D    (D D D/G D)--See Note #4  
Don't be afraid whatever the call 
              C     Em 
Because we're never alone 
    D                 G 
Our coach is there to cheer us on 
              F#*  G        F#        G     (see Note #2) 
Well it's the wind up, here comes that ball 
          Em                                 C      D 
You gotta pray and swing, watch it till it's going, going, its gone 
G  D    Em C    G  D  Em 
Home    Home    Home  run 
           Em   D 
(we need a home run) 
         G                  D 
You know life can be like a baseball game 
Em                          C 
We're on the same team, but we're not all the same 
       G                D             Em       (Em D Em Em D) 
That's why we've got to learn to play together 
         G                 D 
I didn't join this team to sit on the bench 
Em              C 
I'm going deep, swinging for the fence 
G                     D                Em    (Em D Em Em D) 
I got some friends on base I gotta get home 
(Repeat Chorus) 
Em                                        C 
We are not the first to play this game or stand over this plate 
Em                                 C 
We are surrounded by their legacy, like they're sittin' in the stands 
I can see them waving their hands 
         Em  C  Em  G   D 
saying, 'Go, go all the way!' 
Ron's Guitar Notes: 
           /  =  slide up       
           h  =  hammer on        
           p  =  pull off       
#1  The F#... Don't know its official name. This was the one chord in the 
song that  
gave me fits. This was as close as I could get to the sound. I found that 
the G chord that follows is easier if you play the root 6 G chord. 
#2  Roscoe does a little bit of a C chord 'turnaround' when transitioning 
from the C 
chord to the G. Two ways you could play this, one using a hammer on, the 
a slide.  (I have to admit that I like the slide better. But, hey, they're 
both used!) 
 Root C Chord Players:      For those who like the fancy stuff: 
#3  Here's the way I like to play this quick Em to a D stuff: 
#4  This is one of those neat little 'colorings' that can make things  
sound so nice. It's a D chord. Then a D with an open 1st string. Hammer 
on to the second fret and add the G... finally finish with a D. 
============================================================== Transcribed by Ron Masters - [email protected] on Oct 6, 1996 http://users.aol.com/guitarron

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