Footprints - Chords, Lyrics and Origins

Origins

Footprints is a song I co-wrote with Peter Birkett (Peter and I also wrote 'Remnants' together, which you can find elsewhere on this site).  Peter B. wrote the lyrics, and I contributed the music.  You can find out more about my original recordings at my web site,  www.peterwebster.org.uk.

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Chords

Introduction

A    D    E

A    D    E

 

Verse

Bm        D                             E
See that long, long road down there,
Bm        D                     E
Heading West and out of sight?

A                   G                     F#m       C  G
Well that’s the road I’m gonna take,

A         Bm                      E            E7            
When I take to the road tonight

 

Chorus

       A                     D                      E         E7
And no-one here will miss me when I go
       A                        D                      E      E7
And nothing you could want I'll leave behind.

A               F#m   D                   E7
All trace of me will vanish by the morning,

              A                       D                        E         E7
Though I tried to leave my footprints in your mind.

 

  

Bridge

A                    G

Though I didn’t touch your soul

D              Bm                  D

Something passed through mine

           A                       D                        E        E7

When I tried to leave my footprints in your mind.

Coda

              A    D              E       D

Though I tried.  Though I tried.

Lyrics

See that long, long road down there,
Heading West and out of sight?
Well that’s the road I’m gonna take,
When I take to the road tonight.

And no-one here will miss me when I go
And nothing you could want I’ll leave behind.
All trace of me will vanish by the morning,
Though I tried to leave my footprints in your mind

See that suitcase standing there?
I don’t need that; I’m travelling light.
I won’t need anything from here
When I take to the road tonight.

And no-one here will miss me when I go
And nothing you could want I’ll leave behind.
All trace of me will vanish by the morning,
Though I tried to leave my footprints in your mind

Though I didn’t touch your soul
Something passed through mine
When I tried to leave my footprints in your mind.

See that great big sky up there,
Turning red and losing light?
I’m heading for a different sky
When I take to the road tonight.

And no-one here will miss me when I go
And nothing you could want I’ll leave behind.
All trace of me will vanish by the morning,
Though I tried to leave my footprints in your mind


Though I tried,
Though I tried,
Though I tried,
Though I tried.

Copyright © Peter Webster and Peter Birkett 2004

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