Deep Dark Truthful Mirror

Elvis Costello

 GBm
 One day you're gonna have to face

 AmG
deep dark truthful mirror

 D
 And it's gonna tell you things that I still

 CD
 Love you too much to say

 GBm
 The sky was just a purple bruise

 AmG
 The ground was iron

 D
 And you fell all around the town

 CGC
 Until you looked the same  

(chorus)

 GB
 The same eyes, the same lips

 EmC
 The same lie from your tongue trips

 C/BD/F#
C    Am    C    C/B  Am   D/F# G      -----------     -----------

Deep dark, deep dark truthful mirror | | | | 1 | | | | | | |
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 CAmCC/BAmD/F#G
 Deep dark, deep dark truthful mirror

 GBm
Now the flagstone streets where the newspaper shouts

 AmG
 Ring to the boots of roustabouts

 D
 And you're never in any doubt

 CD
There's something happening somewhere

 GBm
You chase down the road till your fingers bleed

 AmG
 On a fiberglass tumbleweed

 D
 You can blow around the town

 CGC
But it all shuts down the same  

(chorus)

Bm Em C C G (strum down)
So you bay for the boy in the tigerskin trunks

 CCG
They set him upset him up on a stool

 BmEmCCG
 He falls down, he falls down like a drunk     

 CCG
And you drink till you droo   

 CBmG
 And it's his story you'll flatter

C Bm Em (I think I play this as G again)
You'll stretch him out like a saint

 CBmEm
 But the canvas that he splattered

 B/D#
C                        D         B/D#        -----------

Will be the picture that you never paint | | | | | |
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(instrumental break) Em C G

 CAmCC/BAmD/F#G
 Deep dark, deep dark truthful mirror

 CAmCC/BAmD/F#G
 Deep dark, deep dark truthful mirror

 GBm
 A stripping puppet on a liquid stick

 AmG
 Gets into it pretty thick

 D
 A butterfly drinks a turtle's tears

 CD
But how do you know he really needs it

 GBm
Cos a butterfly feeds on a dead monkey's hand

 AmG
 Jesus wept, he felt abandoned

 D
You're spellbound, baby, there's no doubting that

 CGC
 Did you ever see her stare like a Persian cat

(chorus)


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