Artist Brandi Carlile
Album Bear Creek
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Intro: B
 
Verse 1:
B                                  E             B
My Grandpa gave a wheat penny and I kept it in my pocket
B                                 Gb
I had big plans in my back yard to build me a space rocket
B                                         E                   B
I talked to my brother on a fake cb that I made from a tic-tac box
B                                              Gb            B
I packed my snowballs nice and tight but in the middle I put rocks
 
Pre-Chorus:
E                                                          B
Don't trade in your tic-tac box for a ball on the end of a chain
                                                        Gb
And don't go spending Grandpa's pennies buying into the game
 
Chorus:
          E               B
You gotta keep your heart young
Gb                     Abm
Don't go growing old before your time has come
               E                  B
You can't take back what you have done
             Gb              B
You've gotta keep your heart young
 
Verse 2:
B                                        E                B
Dad took the wheels off of my bike and he pushed me down a hill
                                 Gb
But speed got the best of me and I took my first spill
B                             E            B
That was back when alcohol was only used on cuts
                                                Gb                B
It stung like hell so I jerked my leg and momma said it'd give me guts
 
Pre-Chorus:
E                                                          B
Don't trade in your tic-tac box for a ball on the end of a chain
                                                        Gb
And don't go spending Grandpa's pennies buying into the game
 
Chorus:
          E               B
You gotta keep your heart young
Gb                     Abm
Don't go growing old before your time has come
               E                  B
You can't take back what you have done
             Gb              B
You've gotta keep your heart young
 
Verse 3:
                                          E           B
So take a picture of the one you love and put it in a locket
                                    Gb
Go dig up your time capsule and the blue prints for your rocket
B                               E                B
Keep in touch on a fake cb, that same old tic-tac box
                                                   Gb               B
Pack your snowballs a little less tight but in the middle still put rocks
 
Chorus:
    E               B
And keep your heart young
Gb                     Abm
Don't go growing old before your time has come
               E                  B
You can't take back what you have done
             Gb              B
You've gotta keep your heart young
 

          E               B
You gotta keep your heart young
    Gb
Sometimes you don't die quick
     Abm
Just like you wished you'd done
    E                B
The love is a loaded gun
             Gb              B
You've gotta keep your heart young
               E                  B      Abm
You can't take back what you have done is done
             Gb              B
You've gotta keep your heart young
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