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Cant Win  Richard Thompson

[Bm11]I started to [E]cry, they put [Dmaj7/E]gin in my [Esus4]cup
I [Dmaj7/E]started to [E]crawl and they [Dmaj7]swaddled me [Esus4]up
I [Dmaj7/E]got up and [E]run, they said,[Asus2/E] easy so[E]n
Play up, [Asus2/E]play the [E]game
[Dmaj7/E]They told me to [E]think and for[Dmaj7/E]get what I'd [Esus4]heard
They [Dmaj7/E]told me to [E]lie and then [Dmaj7]questioned my [Esus4]word
They [Dmaj7/E]taught me to [E]fail, better [Asus2/E]sink than [E]sail
Just [Asus2/E]play the [E]game
[Em7]Oh towers will [A/E]tumble and [Em7]locusts will visit the [A/E]land
[B9sus4]Oh a curse on your house and your children and the fruit of your hand
They said you [Em]can't win, you [G]can't win
You [F#m7b5]sweat blood, you [Fmaj7b5]give in
You [Em]can't win, you [G]can't win
[F#m7b5]Turn the cheek, t[Fmaj7b5]ake it on the chin
Don't you [Em]dare do this don't you [Em/D]dare do that
We [C]shoot down dreams, we [A7sus2]stiletto in the back
The [Em]nerve of some people, the [Em/D]nerve of some people
The [C]nerve of some people
[Bm11]I don't know who you think you are, who you think you are
Oh what kind of mother would hamstring her sons
Throw sand in their eyes and put ice on their tongues
Better to leave than stay here and grieve
And play the game

Don't waken the dead as you sleepwalk around
If you have a dream, brother, hush, not a sound
Stand there and rust, and die if you must
But play the game

Oh if we can't have it, why should a wretch like you?
Oh it was drilled in our heads, now we drill it into your head too

You can't win, you can't win
You sweat blood, you give in
You can't win, you can't win
Turn the cheek, take it on the chin
Don't you dare do this don't you dare do that
We harpoon dreams, we stiletto in the back
The nerve of some people, the nerve of some people
The nerve of some people, the nerve of some people

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A/E A7sus2 Asus2/E B9sus4 Bm11 C Dmaj7 Dmaj7/E E Em Em/D Em7 Esus4 F#m7b5 Fmaj7b5 G
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