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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Discography

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Discography

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Discography

  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Lyrics

We gotta get to a higher place
And we gotta leave by night
Before that river takes us down
We gotta find some place that's dry
We gotta run like we've never run
Or we're gonna lose the light

If we don't get to a higher place and find somebody
Can help somebody, might be nobody no more

Well, I fool myself and I don't know why
I thought we could ride this out
I was up all night making up my mind
But now I've got my doubts
I got my eye on the waterline
Trying to keep my sense of humor

But if we don't get to a higher place and find somebody
Can help somebody, might be nobody no more

We gotta get to a higher place
And I hope we all arrive together
We gotta get to a higher place
If we want to survive the weather

I remember walking with her in town
Her hair was in the wind
I gave her my best kiss
She gave it back again
When I add up what I've left behind
I don't want to lose no more

But if we don't get to a higher place and find somebody
Can help somebody, might be nobody no more

Peak Chart Position

8/19/95 - #12 Mainstream Rock Tracks


Songwriters

Tom Petty

Chords

Use a capo on the 2nd fret.

  Intro: D G C G | D G C | X2

  D        G        C      G
  We gotta get to a higher place
         D     G        C*    
  And we gotta leave by night
    D         G     C        G
  Before that river takes us down
           D        G            C*
  We gotta find somewhere that's dry

  D        G              C     G
  We gotta run like we've never run,
           D     G        C
  Or we're gonna lose the light
     D        G        C      G
  If we don't get to a higher place and
  C        G            C        G
  Find somebody who can help somebody,
        C    G       Em   Asus2 | Em Asus2... |
  Might be nobody no more

  Well, I fool myself and I don't know why
  I thought we could ride this out
  I was up all night making up my mind
  But now I got my doubts...

  I got my eye on the waterline
  Trying to keep my sense of humour
  But if we don't get to a higher place and
  Find somebody who can help somebody,
  Might be nobody no more...

     G                 C
     We gotta get to a higher place
           G           C
     And I hope we all arrive together
     G5                C
     We gotta get to a higher place
           G        C           G   C       
     If we wanna survive... the weather!

  Break: Verse chords X1

  I remember walking with her in town,
  Her hair was in the wind
  I gave her my best kiss
  She gave it back again

  Yeah, when I add up what I've left behind
  I don't want to lose no more.
  But if we don't get to a higher place and
  Find somebody who can help somebody,
  Might be nobody no more...

  Repeat verse sequence to end. 
  * optional Csus2 at end of 
  second and 4th lines (e.g., "the light...")

  Chords:  C: EADGBE G5: EADGBE Asus2: EADGBE Csus2: EADGBE
              X32013     3x0033        X02200        X30013

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