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I l[Em]isten to a lecture of nonsense till dawn
By a pl[Bm]agiary poet with dark glasses on
He said "[Am]how did you ever dream up that song?
The o[Bm]ne where the b[B]aby dies[Em]."

I said "I'll t[Em]ell you the secret which one's your good ear?
Yeah, pe[Bm]ople are made up of water and fear
If there w[Am]eren't women present we wouldn't be here
So l[Bm]ets make l[B]ike we're frien[Em]ds"

And the [Em]pot turned to powder and soured the mood
And the p[Bm]eople I'd come with were gone from the room
So I a[Am]sked like a child "may I be excused?"
An[Bm]d disob[B]eyed them al[Em]l

Into that l[Em]ate night latrine rain soaking through my shoes
I t[Bm]ried walking backwards to get less confused
Wor[Am]king off a theory I could never prove
That it was l[Bm]ife its[B]elf to bl[Em]ame

And t[Am]ime ruined the wo[Em]rld
Like a f[Am]ailed revol[Em]ution
A t[Am]umor we could not re[Em]move
An old [Csus2]friend, a co[Bm]nstant, the b[Em]lues


Em, Asus2, A#/Bbsus2 x2


Now my d[Em]ays are distractions, sit wringing my hands
So[Bm]litaire, crosswords, and films on demand
When you t[Am]urn from a cartoon back into a man
You start to s[Bm]mell that hu[B]man sme[Em]ll

And so I sl[Em]eep with the fan on to drown out the street
And the n[Bm]oise rising up from the bar underneath
Well for t[Am]hat inconvenience all my drinks are free
So I gu[Bm]ess it's j[B]ust as we[Em]ll

Why do I e[Em]nvy the ending right from the start
Just [Bm]get it together to take it apart
W[Am]atching the horse as it follows the cart
I s[Bm]weep up my b[B]roken spe[Em]ll

And I f[Am]elt something changing the w[Em]orld
Like a n[Am]ew consti[Em]tution
A th[Am]ief I would have to p[Em]ursue
At all [Csus2]times, at all c[Bm]osts, the tr[Em]uth

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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