Cartoon Blues

Bright Eyes

 Em
I listen to a lecture of nonsense till dawn
 Bm
By a plagiary poet with dark glasses on
 Am
He said "how did you ever dream up that song?
 BmBEm
The one where the baby dies."

 Em
I said "I'll tell you the secret which one's your good ear?
 Bm
Yeah, people are made up of water and fear
 Am
If there weren't women present we wouldn't be here
 BmBEm
So lets make like we're friends"

 Em
And the pot turned to powder and soured the mood
 Bm
And the people I'd come with were gone from the room
 Am
So I asked like a child "may I be excused?"
 BmBEm
And disobeyed them all

 Em
Into that late night latrine rain soaking through my shoes
 Bm
I tried walking backwards to get less confused
 Am
Working off a theory I could never prove
 BmBEm
That it was life itself to blame

 AmEm
And time ruined the world
 AmEm
Like a failed revolution
 AmEm
A tumor we could not remove
 Csus2BmEm
An old friend, a constant, the blues

Em, Asus2, A#/Bbsus2 x2

 Em
Now my days are distractions, sit wringing my hands
 Bm
Solitaire, crosswords, and films on demand
 Am
When you turn from a cartoon back into a man
 BmBEm
You start to smell that human smell

 Em
And so I sleep with the fan on to drown out the street
 Bm
And the noise rising up from the bar underneath
 Am
Well for that inconvenience all my drinks are free
 BmBEm
So I guess it's just as well

 Em
Why do I envy the ending right from the start
 Bm
Just get it together to take it apart
 Am
Watching the horse as it follows the cart
 BmBEm
I sweep up my broken spell

 AmEm
And I felt something changing the world
 AmEm
Like a new constitution
 AmEm
A thief I would have to pursue
 Csus2BmEm
At all times, at all costs, the truth

Em, Asus2, A#/Bbsus2
Em, Asus2, A#/Bbsus2, Bsus2
Em, Asus2, A#/Bbsus2, Bsus2, Csus2
Em, Asus2, A#/Bbsus2, Bsus2, Csus2, C#/Dbsus2
Em, Asus2, A#/Bbsus2, Bsus2, Csus2, C#/Dbsus2, Dsus2
End on: Em

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