Marc.Landry.
markl@interlinx.qc.ca
 

Rock Island

 Intro:  Em, Cmaj7, Em/A,  Em, Cmaj7, Em/A, Em (2 times)

       Em                             Cmaj7                 Em /A                   Em
E -------------------     ------------------ --    -------------------  --------------------
B---------------------    -------------------     -------------------    ---------------------
G --------------------   --------------------    --------------------   ---------------------
D -----2--------------  ---------2-----------   -------2-----------   ------2---------------
A -----2------------     --------------3------   --------------------  ------2--------------
E --------------------   ----------------------   -------------------   ---------------------
 

Em                          Cmaj7    Em/A
Savage night on a misty island

Em                         Cmaj7              Em/A         Em          Cmaj7, Em/A, Em, Cmaj7, D
Lights   wink   out           in the canyon   walls.
 
Em                                Cmaj7     Em/A
Two   old boy  in a   stolen  racer

Em                        Cmaj7                Em/A             Em        Cmaj7, Em/A, Em, Cmaj7,D
Black  rubber contrails     in the unwashed   halls.

Am                     C                  Bb                                G                D5      Em  Cmaj7,Em/A,Em
And all roads out of here seem to lead right back to the Rock Island,

Em                Cmaj7, D, Em
Rock Island

Bridge
Am                                                F                                       Em7                        Am
Doesn’t everyone have their own Rock Island ? Their own little patch of sand
 
                   Am                                             F                             Em7                              D5
Where the slow waves crawl and your angels fall and you find you can hardly stand.

F                                             G                               Em
just as you’re drowning, well      the tide goes down.

Cmaj7  Em/A              Em          Cmaj7      Em/A   Em, Cmaj7, Em/A, Em
You’re back on your Rock Island,      Rock   Island
(spoken)
 

Instrumental (first chords): F5,Bb5,Db5.
 

Additional words:

 I’ve gone from here to Paris, London and even riding on a jumbo to Bombay.
The long haul back holds faint attraction, but people here know they’re O.K.
See the girl following the red balloon, walking all alone on her Rock island, Rock Island.(Next bridge)

Hey there, girlie with the torn dress, shaking: who was it touched you ? Who was it ruined your day?
Whose footprint calling card ? And what they want, stepping on your beach anyway?
I’ll be your life raft out of here, but you’d only drift right back to your Rock Island.

Hey boy with the personal stereo: nothing between the ears but that hard rock sound.
Playing to your empty room, empty guitar tune. No use waiting for that C.B.S. to come around.
Cause all roads out of here seem to lead right back to the Rock Island, Rock Island (Next bridge)
 
 

Hello, Paco,  I send you the title song of the “Rock Island” album. I’ll try to send you “Big Riff and Mando” very soon if I am not too busy. If any mistakes occurs in the songs don’t hesitate to tell me. Of course corrections are always welcome.  Best regards.
 
 
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