Opening Song of HBO’s True Detectives: Chords and Lyrics

Here are the chords and lyrics for the haunting song, “Far From Any Road” by the Handsome Family.

Am                     E7

From the dusty May sun

Dm                 Am

Her looming shadow grows

Am             E7                Dm        Am

Hidden in the branches of the poison creosote

C

She twines her spines up slowly

G

Towards the boiling sun

Dm

And when I touched her skin

F                             Am

My fingers ran with blood

 

In the hushing dusk under

a swollen silver moon

I came walking with the wind

to watch the cactus bloom

And strange hands halted me,

the looming shadows danced

I fell down to the thorny brush

and felt the trembling hands

 

When the last light warms the rocks

And the rattlesnakes unfold

Mountain cats will come to drag away your bones

And rise with me forever

Across the silent sand

And the stars will be your eyes

And the wind will be my hand