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Interstate of Broken Hearts

Words & Music by Charlie Maguire © Mello-Jamin Music. All rights reserved.

"Interstate of Broken Hearts" is a song I have not recorded. A demo version is available here for those of you who might be interested. I've had the song around for a long time, and got the idea while driving one night on the California interstate and imagining all of those people going through a broken relationship all at the same time. Sing it sad and weepy.

Play Sample

Key of E Major/Moderate

E7                   
On the Interstate of Broken Hearts
   A7             E7
I'm traveling tonight
                                                     B7
With a load of pain and sorrow, that makes me want to cry
 A7                      E7                   A7                                 
I don't care where I'm going, I'm taking my hard times for a ride
E7                 B7         E-E7
On the Interstate of Broken Hearts

Refrain:

A7
Ten lanes wide, on just one side
E7
A sad, sad, sight to see
  Bm                   B7
So many broken-hearted people

Just like me

Additional verses:

On the Interstate of Broken Hearts
You travel just one way
Through the past, you can't forget
For many a-cloudy day
Seeing her face in every sign, along that sad highway
On the Interstate of Broken Hearts (refrain)

On the Interstate of Broken Hearts
That's one hard road
You can roll and roll for miles and miles
And never find a hand to hold
There ain't no exit, there ain't no "U" turns
There ain't no resting no
On the Interstate of Broken Hearts
On the Interstate of Broken Hearts


Previous Songs: I Like It Here/O Cold and Misery * Winter on the Farm * Darling * Fine Old Lady * The Teton Dam * Towboat * The Hinkley Fire * L'Etoile Du Nord * Goodnight Baby * Gypsy Woody * The B. C. Rail * Play Us a Waltz * Ozawindib * Long Way to Another Friend * Fall Is Here * Rainfall Has Turned to Snow * Itasca: A Place of Beginnings * I'm From Minnesota * The Ballad of Augie Mattsen * The Strike Is On * Sam Smith * Mary Gibbs * The C.C.C.

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