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Trouble Child  Joni Mitchell

[D/C]Up  in the sterilized [C]room
Where they [Am7]let you be lazy
[F7]Know-ing your attitudes are wro[C]ng
And you gotta [Am7]change, and it’s not easy

[F7]Drag-ons shining with all values [G]known
[F7]Daz-zling you, keeping you from yo[G]ur ow[F]n  [G]   [C]
[F7]Where is the lion in you to de-[C]fy him
When you’re this [Am7]weak and this spacey?

So [D/C]what are you gonna do about it
[C]You can’t live [Am7]life and you can’t leave it
Ad-[F7]vice and religion you can’t ta[C]ke it
You can’t [Am7]seem to believe it
The [F7]pea-cock is afraid to pa-[G]rade
You’re [F7]un-der the thumb of a ma[G]id [F]   [G]   [C]
You [F7]real-ly can’t give love in this con-[C]di-tion
Still you [Am7]know how you need it
Then open and[C] close[G7/B]    you
Then they talk like they know[Am7]   you
They don’t know[G] you
They’re friends and they’re[C] foes [G7/B]too, trouble child,
[G/D]  Brea-king like the [Dsus4]waves at Malibu[G]
Bb – C – Bb – C – Bb
C – Bb – C – Bb (3x)

So [D/C]why does it come as such a shock
[C]  To know you really [Am7]have no one?
[F7]On-ly a river of changing [C]fa-ces
[Am7]   Looking for an ocean

They [F7]tric-kle through your leaky [G]plans
Another [F7]dream over the dam[G]   [F]   [G]
[C]And you’re [F7]ly-ing in some room
Feeling like your [C]right to be [Am7]hu-man
Is going over [G]too
But some are gonna[C] knoc[G7/B]k   you
And some’ll try and[Am7]   clock you
[G] You know it’s really hard
To[C] talk sense to you[G7/B],   trouble child
[G/D]   Breaking like the [Dsus4]waves at Malib[G]u
Bb – C – Bb – C – Bb
C – Bb – C – Bb (2x)

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Spino (report)

Should'nt the F7's be Fmaj7's ?