Norah Jones got me hooked on this song, her version has some changes to the lyrics which I prefer to Tom's lyrics; In the 2nd verse Norah sings "handful of lighting and a head full of rain" while the original is "head full of lightning and a hat full of rain", and in the 3rd verse Norah sings "if I should tell" while Tom sings "keep your eyes shut".
A Well I stumbled in the darkness A I'm lost and alone A Though I said I'd go before us A F#m Show the way back home F#m D E Is there a light up ahead A D I can't hold on very long A E A Forgive me pretty baby but I always take the long way home
A Money's just something you throw A Off the back of a train A Got a handfull full of lightning A F#m And head full of rain F#m D E And I know that I said A D I'd never do it again A E A And I love you pretty baby but I always take the long way home
A I put food on the table A And roof overhead A But I'd trade it all tomorrow A F#m For the highway instead F#m D E Watch your back if I should tell A D Your love's the only thing I've ever known D A E A One thing for sure pretty baby I always take the long way home
E A D E mmmmm, mmmmm, mmmmm, mmmmm
E A You know I love you baby A More than the whole wide world A You're my woman A F#m I know you are my pearl F#m D E Let's go out past the party lights A D Where we can finally be alone D A E A Come with me ...and we can take the long way home A D A E A Mm mm mmm, come with me, together we can take the long way home A D A E A Mm mm mmm, come with me, together we can take the long way home