Ordinary Joe

Terry Callier

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 And for my opening line
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I'm not trying to indicate my state of mind.
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I turn you on,
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I tell you that I'm laughing just to keep from crying
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Pretty music when you hear it,
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Keep on trying to get near it.
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A little rhythm for your spirit
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Oh but that's what it's for
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Come on in, here's the door

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And I've seen a sparrow get high
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And waste his time in the sky
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 He thinks it's easy to fly
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He's just a little bit freer than I

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Now here's a mystery
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And maybe you can help to make it clear to me
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When you're fast asleep
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Then what is it that's lighting up the dreams you see
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Only your tears can't conceal it
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And only your prayers may not reveal it
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You've got soul so you can feel it
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And when you make the scene
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Well you know what I mean

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Hey, I've seen a sparrow get high
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And waste his time in the sky
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 He thinks it's easy to fly
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He's just a little bit freer than I

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 Down here on the ground
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When you find folks are giving you the runaround
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Keep your game uptight
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And if you must just take your secrets underground
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Now politicians are trying to speech you
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Mad colour watchers are trying to teach you
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Very few will really try to reach you
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If you're lost in a stack
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That's OK, come all black

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Now I'd be the last to deny
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That I'm just an average guy
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And don't you know each little bird in the sky
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Is just a little bit freer than I

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Hey ordinary Joe
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Although they say you're just a lazy so-and-so
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What they think is real
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Is nothing but an animated puppet show
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So don't let time and space confuse you
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And don't let name and form abuse you
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Let that Big Joe Williams blues you
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In the light of the sun you can see how they burn

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Oh I've seen a sparrow get high
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And waste his time in the sky
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 He thinks it's easy to fly
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He's just a little bit freer than i

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jamiejah (report comment to admin):
Terry callier

a genuis
thank
you so much for giving us these chords
thank tery callier for giving us the music
cheers jamie