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Changes  David Bowie


               [C]I Still dont know what i was[Em] waiting for
                     And my [F]time was running [G]wild,
                      A million [F]dead-end streets.
               And[C] every time i thought i'd [Em]got it made
                  It seems the [F]taste was not so sweet,[G13]
                    So i [C]turned my [Dm7]self to [Em7]face me[Ebm7]
                    But [Dm7]I've never caught a glimpse[G7]
                 Of how the [C]others must [Dm7]see the faker[Em7]    [Ebm7]
                  I'm much too [Dm7]fast to take that [G7]test
              Ch-ch-c[F]h-changes, [C]turn and [Em]face the [Am]strange.
              Ch-ch-[C]ch-changes,[F] you [Am]wanna be a richer man,[D]
            [G7]  Ch-ch-ch-[F]changes, [C]turn and [Em]face the [Am]strange. [C]   [F]
                     It's [Am]gonna be a different [D]man.
              [Am]Time [G]may [Bb(add]change [9]    [F]me -- but [Am]i  [G]cant [G11]trace [C]time
-- oh yeah --

I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence.
And so the days flow thru my eyes
But the days still seem the same.
And this children you spit on
As they try to change their worlds,
Are immune to your consultations.
Theyr'e quite aware of what they're going thru.

Ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-ch-changes, don't tell them to grow up and out of it.
Ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-ch-changes, there's your shame,
you've left us up yo our neck in it.
Time may change me, but you can't trace time.

Strange fascination fascinating me.
Oh changes are taking the place I'm going thru.
Ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the strange,
Ch-ch-ch-changes, Oh look out you Rock 'n rollers
Ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-ch-changes, pretty soon now you're gonna get a little older.
Time may change me, But i can't trace time.

"I wish David Bowie was killed by a car accident right after
he finished making (his album) LOW " - MORRISSEY


Subject: b/bowie_david/changes.crd
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 13:01:57 +0100
From: ""Mr Frederic F. MAQUET" <"Mr Frederic F. MAQUET""

The Chords by Guez Ofer are completely spot on...good work...
All that was missing was the intro...which wasn't too hard to tab out:
Here it is:

Intro: (FM)
(played by trumpets+piano in the original song...)
    [A]                 [F]                                                                 


Repeated twice. It also comes up once or twice during the song.

Also Guez didn't put the chords for this bit. I figured out these
chords at home but I forgot to write them... Off the top of my head:

[C]Strange fascin[Am]ations fas[F]cinating[C] m[F]e
[C]Oh changes are[Am] taking the pl[G7]ace I'm going thru.

This is probably wrong....just thought you should know that it's
[--]Frederic Maquet
"Ski HARD!"

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idevlaming (report)

in the bridge, you might try a small chord change. i don't know the name of these chords, but stepping down from a c plus 3rd fret b string to a c to a c minus the b string, then into the quick change between the c,f,c. it sounds kinda confusing, but if you play the step down right, it sounds almost spot on. hope i helped! and great job!