Cm        Ab             Bb           Eb
The young man stands on the edge of his porch
    Fm        Cm            Fm         G
The days were short and the father was gone
          Cm            Ab        Bb             Eb
There was no one in the town and no one in the field
     Fm           Cm             Fm           G
This dusty barren land had given all it could yield


          Cm            Ab           Bb         Eb
I've been kicked off my land at the age of sixteen
    Fm          Cm               Fm               G
And I have no idea where else my heart could have been
  Cm            Ab            Bb            Eb
I placed all my trust at the foot of this hill
     Fm      Cm               Fm       G
And now I am sure my heart can never be still
   Cm           Ab              Bb         Eb
So collect your courage and collect your horse
     Fm            Cm             Fm        G
And pray you never feel this same kind of remorse


Cm      Ab         Bb        Eb
Seal my heart and brake my pride
     Fm         Cm            Fm         G
I've nowhere to stand and now nowhere to hide
 Cm      Ab         Bb        Eb
Align my heart, my body, my mind
   Fm             Cm       Fm    G
To face what I've done and do my time


      Cm        Ab            Bb          Eb
Well you are my accuser, now look in my face
Fm             Cm            Fm        G
Your opression reeks of your greed and disgrace
   Cm      Ab         Bb         Eb
So one man has and another has not
Fm          Cm           Fm          G
How can you love what it is you have got
         Cm          Ab             Bb            Eb
When you took it all from the weak hands of the poor?
Fm        Cm                   Fm         G
Liars and thieves you know not what is in store


      Cm          Ab           Bb            Eb
There will come a time I will look in your eye
    Fm               Cm           Fm         G
You will pray to the God that you always denied
    Cm          Ab             Bb      Eb
The I'll go out back and I'll get my gun
               Fm      Cm               Fm   G
I'll say, "You haven't met me, I am the only son"


Cm      Ab         Bb        Eb
Seal my heart and brake my pride
     Fm         Cm            Fm         G
I've nowhere to stand and now nowhere to hide
 Cm      Ab         Bb        Eb
Align my heart, my body, my mind
   Fm             Cm       Fm    G
To face what I've done and do my time

- 2x -

     Cm       Ab        Bb          Eb
Well yes sir, yes sir, yes it was me
  Fm             Cm            Fm             G
I know what I've done, cause I know what I've seen
Cm         Ab          Bb      Eb
I went out back and I got my gun
             Fm      Cm               Fm   G
I said, "You haven't met me, I am the only son"    
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