Standing On A Rock
By Rodney Crowell
On The Acoustic

Standing On A Rock On The Acoustic Guitar By Rodney Crowell

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Below is a free downloadable pdf chord sheet to help you learn this song. As well, my free acoustic demo will show you how I play this number. And if you use the lyrics on the page you can play and sing along with me, or use the video near the bottom.

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Standing On A Rock
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I was unable to find the album from which this song hails from but it was written by Rodney Crowell that I do know and has been recorded by other artists as well. The song was for the soundtrack in the movie "The Thing Called Love" and that version was performed by River Phoenix.

  • Drop D Tuning = No 
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = down up down up down up etc with a bit of walking bass
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, D, Em, D7, D, C7, A7

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Standing On A Rock Lyrics 

I'm standing on a rock - And I ain't goin' nowhere
I'm standing on a rock - And I ain't gonna move
Got me something to live for - Got me something to prove
I'm standing on a rock - And I ain't gonna move

You're a real fine woman - And your heart is strong
You can see right through me - And you laid the law
You don't give me no trouble - And you don't take mine
You ain't the reason I'm livin' - But you're the reason I'm tryin'

I'm standing on a rock - And I ain't goin' nowhere
I'm standing on a rock - And I ain't gonna move
Got me something to live for - Got me something to prove
I'm standing on a rock - And I ain't gonna move

You don't say nothing bad about nobody - You don't like talkin' out of school
You might not take me for a wiseman - But you sure don't take me for a fool

I'm standing on a rock - And I ain't goin' nowhere
I'm standing on a rock - And I ain't gonna move
Got me something to live for - Got me something to prove
I'm standing on a rock - And I ain't gonna move

Well I could be happy flying airplanes - I could be happy selling shoes
I could be happy just drinking water, baby - As long as I can drink with you

I'm standing on a rock - And I ain't goin' nowhere
I'm standing on a rock - And I ain't gonna move
Got me something to live for - Got me something to prove
I'm standing on a rock - And I ain't gonna move
I'm standing on a rock - And I ain't gonna move

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