In the intro and verse, Steven hammers on on the 1st D chord, high E string, from 0 to 2.
Also on the Bm chord on the A string, from 0 to 2.
In the first line of the verse, he plays a 3/4 measure of Bm, basically, he goes
to the A slightly early
I set out on a great adventure,
The day my Father started leading me home,
Said there’s gonna be mountains to climb,
And valleys we’re gonna go through.
But I had no way of knowing,
Just how hard this journey could be,
Cause the valleys are deeper
D/C#BmBm slide to C#m momentarily
And the mountains are steeper than I ever would have dreamed
But I know we’re gonna make it,
And I know we’re gonna get there soon
And I know sometimes it seems like we’re going the wrong way
DDm (strum Dm once)
But it’s just the long way home
Some rocks on my shoes,
Fears I wish I could lose,
That make the mountains so hard to climb,
And my heart gets so heavy with the weight of the world sometimes.
There’s a bag of regret,
Should’ve beens and not yets,
That keep on dragging around,
And I can hardly wait till the day I get to lay them all down.
Well I know that day is coming
And I know it’s gonna be here soon
And I know I won’t turn back even if the whole world
Says I’m doing the wrong way
Cause it’s just a long way home
When we can’t take another step,
The Father will pick us up and carry us in His arms,
And even on the best days, He says to remember we’re not home yet,
So don’t get too comfortable,
DDm (strum once)
Cause really all we’re is just pilgrims passing through.
Well I know that day is coming,
And I know it’s gonna be here soon,
I’ll keep on singing and believing what all of my songs say,
Cause our God has made a promise,
And I know that everything He says is true,
And he promised He would never ever leave us
He’s gonna lead us, He’ll lead us home,
DDm (Strum Dm once) AAmaj7
Every single step of the long way home,
So keep on, we’re gonna make it,
We’re just taking the long way home,
Keep on we’re gonna make it,
I know we’re gonna make it,
DDm (strum Dm once)
It’s just a long way home.
AAmaj7=A (strum A once)