Nowhere To Run chords by Martha and the Vandellas


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Nowhere To Run | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| N.C | G7 | G7 |

Chorus 1

| G7 | F C | G7 | F C |
Nowhere to run to, baby. Nowhere to hide.
| G7 | F C | G7 | F C |
I got nowhere to run to, baby. Nowhere to hide.

Verse 1

| G7 | F C |
It’s not love I’m runnin’ from,
| G7 | F C |
just the heartbreak I know will come.
| G7 | F C |
Cause I know you’re no good for me (you’re no good),
| G7 | F C |
but you’ve become a part of me.

Bridge 1

| N.C | N.C |
Everywhere I go, your face I see.
| N.C | N.C |
Every step I take, you take with me, yeah.

Chorus 2

| G7 | F C | G7 | F C |
Nowhere to run to, baby. Nowhere to hide.
| G7 | F C | G7 | F C |
Got nowhere to run to, baby. Nowhere to hide.

Chorus tag 1

| A7 | A7 |
I know you’re no good for me,
| D7 | D7 |
but free of you, I’ll never be, no.

Verse 2

| G7 | F C |
Each night as I sleep,
| G7 | F C |
into my heart you creep.
| G7 | F C |
I wake up feeling sorry I met you,
| G7 | F C |
hoping soon, that I’ll forget you.

Bridge 2

| N.C | N.C |
When I look in the mirror, to comb my hair.
| N.C | N.C |
I see your face just-a-smilin’ there.

Chorus 3

| G7 | F C | G7 | F C |
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, from you, baby.
| G7 | F C | G7 | F C |
I got nowhere to run to, baby. Nowhere to hide.

Chorus tag 2

| A7 | A7 |
I know you’re no good for me.
| D7 | D7 |
But you’ve become a part of me.

Verse 3

| G7 | F C |
How can I fight a love,
| G7 | F C |
that shouldn’t be?
| G7 | F C |
When it’s so deep, so deep,
| G7 | F C |
deep inside of me.

Bridge 3

| N.C | N.C |
My love reaches so high, I can’t get over it.
| N.C | N.C |
It’s so wide, I can’t get around it, no.

Chorus 4

| G7 | F C | G7 | F C |
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, from you babe.
| G7 | F C | G7 | F C |
Just can’t get away from you baby, no matter how I try.

Chorus tag 3

| A7 | A7 |
I know you’re no good for me,
| A7 | A7 |
but free of you, I’ll never be.

Chorus 5

| G7 | F C | G7 | F C |
Nowhere to run to, baby. Nowhere to hide (Nowhere to hide).
| G7 | F C | G7 | F C |
Got nowhere to run to, baby. Nowhere to hide (Nowhere to hide).
| G7 | F C | G7 | F C |
Got nowhere to run. Got nowhere to hide (Nowhere to hide).



Nowhere To Run Chords: Learn the progressions!


This is a very important chord progression to understand. We are in the key of G, but most rules are broken, in fact, only two chords are not breaking the rules!

First of all, the I chord is a dom7, so this tells us Nowhere To Run is (kind of) a blues. If we were using the major scale, that G should have been a maj7 which it most certainly is not.

The next chord is an F, this is a bVIIx, THE rock n’ roll chord, used in almost every AC/DC tune.

After the F, we get a C, this is chord IV, and one of only two chords that are in the key of G that hasn’t been tampered with. Here’s the verse and chorus progression:

||: G7 | F C :||

The chorus tag is A7D7, the A is a IIx chord, and D7 is chord V with its natural b7 extension.

On top of these blues/rock n roll influenced chords, the melody blends the minor and major pentatonic, essentially using blues language.

Do compare the chords of Nowhere To Run with Dancing In The Street’s chords and you’ll hear similarities.

Perhaps the reason they are so similar is that Holland-Dozier-Holland wrote them, Martha and The Vandellas sand, and The Funk Brothers played on both tunes.

When Berry Gordy had found a formula, he did stick with it!



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