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Lifetime Piling Up  Talking Heads

[Am]I can see my lifetime [G]piling up
[Am]I can see the days turn into [G]nights
[Am]I can see the people [G]on the street
Open those [Am]windows up
[G]- A hundred floors below me
[Am]Pilin' those [G]houses up
Pilin' them [Am]higher, higher, [G]higher
I can feel them [Am]swayin' back and [G]forth
Building it [Am]higher, higher
- [G]This tower's learning over

|:Am | G:|
I got bad coordination
Stuck a pencil in my eye
I can hardly wait to get back home
Why is everybody gettin' paranoid ?
I's only havin' fun
Scum bags and superstars
Tell me your names
I'll make a bet, you're
both the same

[Am]I can see my lifetime [G]pilin' up
[Am]Reaching from my bedroom [G]to the stars
[Am]I can see the house where [G]I was born
When I was g[Am]rowin' up... [G]they say that
I could never [Am]keep my trousers [G]up
I remember [Am]days and crazy [G]nights
Are there any [Am]pirates on this [G]ship ?
And if they [Am]sober up - [G]they have us

Home by morning

|:Em :|
Cry, cry, [F]cry
It's just you and [Am]I -
Like an automo[Em]bile
with no one at the [Am]wheel
Spinning out of [F]control
We're all over the [Am]road
In our sexy mac[Em]hine
All the passengers scream
Scream, scream !

|:Am |G :|
I can see my lifetime pilin' up
I can see it smashin' into yours
It was not as accident at all
Open those windows up - I hear you laughin'

Goin' from the bottom to the top
Maybe I'm holding on too tight
And now I'm foldin' up
I got a funny feeling
Pilin' them houses up
Pilin' them higher, higher, higher
Building that highway to the stars
Turning the music up - Hey!
I got a winning number

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