Backstage Pass

written by Gene Clark

 

Dm                      G
Ten feet away from the judgement day
Dm                     G
Ten feet away from the runaway
C         Am                   Em
Tell your girlfriend there's a party in town
            F                G
And she can come and she can stay
Dm                           G
I've been a hotel room and a day on the road
Dm                          G
I've been a stone for every hole in the road
    C            Am               Em
Hey O,  there's a stage for every star in the show
              F               G
And there's a star for every stage
C                     G
Ten feet away from the stage she can stand
    Dm       F                         G
Hey O, do you know if she'll think that it's grand
C                        G
Ten feet away she has the stage in her hands
   Dm          F                 G
Hey O, does she know that she's a star in the show
   C     F     C           Dm           G
Hey O hey O hey O
Dm                         G
There was a girl in California they say
Dm                                       G
She sold her ticket to ride and then she gave it away
C       Am              Em
She only wanted someone coming her way
          F              G
Never the one coming to stay
C                      G
Ten feet away from the stage she can stand
   Dm        F                         G
Hey O, do you know if she'll think that it's grand
C                        G
Ten feet away she has the stage in her hands
    Dm         F                 G
Hey O, does she know that she's a star in the show
    C    F      C
Hey O hey O hey O

 

Copyright ©1978 Gene Clark Music(BMI)

From the "McGuinn Clark Hillman" LP Capital Records 1979