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The Emperors New Clothes  Elton John



We be[C]t on our lives and we bet on the h[C/E]orses
In that up[F]stairs apartment
On Orland[C]o and 4th
And the ren[G]t was due and the rent man was [Am]knocking          [C/G]
Like a Chi[F]nese proverb
We were alwa[C/G]ys s[C/G]earc[C/G]hing[G]     [F]
[C]Nightlife's a no-win but nobody [C/E]noticed
How we kille[F]d off the bottles
Looking good[C] on the surface
The do[G]g days barked and the house cat g[Am7]ot old
We were Bonnie[C] and Clyde
In the em[Fmaj7]peror's new [G]clothe[C]s        [F/C]       [C]
And the tear[F]s never came
They jus[F/A]t st[G/B]ayed in our eyes
We refus[F/C]ed to admit that we wore this dis[C]guise                      [C/B]
Every inc[F]h of us growing
Like Pi[Bb6]nocchio's nose
As we walk[A+]ed around in the[A] emperor's ne[Dm]w c[C/E]loth[F]es[G]      [C]          [F/C]      [C]
We flew by our wits and by the seat of our pants
In the state of illusion
In the nation of chance
And the repo was hauling the wreck we'd been driving
As the dashboard Madonna
Smiled back at us kindly

We cheated the system never batting an eyelid
Seeing only the good
Through the holes in our shoes
And our halos were rusty but we wore them proudly
We were two little gods
In the emperor's new clothes
And the tear[F]s never came

They jus[F/A]t st[G/B]ayed in our eyes
We refus[F/C]ed to admit that we wore this dis[C]guise                      [C/B]
Every inc[F]h of us growing
Like Pi[Bb6]nocchio's nose
As we walk[A+]ed around in the[A] emperor's ne[Dm]w c[C/E]loth[F]es[G]      [Bb]     [F/A]       [Fm7/Ab]        [C/G]
[Dm]emp[C/E]eror[F]'s[G] new c[Bb]lothe[F/A]s      [Fm7/Ab]        [C/G]
[Dm]emp[C/E]eror[F]'s[G] new c[C]lothes   [F/C]    [C]

[A/C]       [C/E]       [Bb/F]        [Bb/F]        [F]    [C/E]  [F/D] [C] 
[F/C]Copyr[C]ight (C) Mark van Gerven Netherlands
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