Wm. Pollock's Pianobook

Bus Station

Dave Alvin

(Bounce back & forth on the C & the Am on the first & third lines of verse)

C   Am   etc...

 Bus station, at sun-up, lookin' for a new, place to go
                                              F                               G
 He sips his Coke, and he pulls his ring, and thinks of how she looked years ago

 And she curls up, with a blanket, in a yellow, plastic seat
                                                    F             G
 He touches her, and she looks out the window, at an empty morning street

         Am                    F          C
 Well, he musta had a screw loose, in his head
Am                         F      C
 To end up like this after all he said
F               C                F         G        C
 He lies to her,  she kisses him,  gettin' tired of love

 Bus station, at sun-up, she reads the ticket, in her hand

 It's a different name, for the same old town, and this ain't the life that they had planned

 And so he tries to tell her, it won't be like the, times before

 It's a different town, and a brand new start, and he's gonna work a little bit more

Repeat Chorus   (  F  C  F  G  Am  )

 Bus station, at sun-up, another hour, left to blow
 He touches her, but she'd like to leave, and there's no place left to go

          Am                    F          C
 Well, she musta had a screw loose, in her head
 Am                          F           C
 How could she believe all the things he said
F                 C                F        G        C
 She lies to him,   he kisses her,  gettin' tired of love
         Am            F  C         Am         F  C  C  G  F  G  C
 Gettin' tired of love,     gettin' tired of love