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The Big Country  Talking Heads

THE BIG COUNTRY- The Talking Heads
C D F F G (rpt 3 more times)
I s[C]ee the sh[D]apes, [F]I remember from [F]ma[G]ps
I [C]see the sh[D]oreline, [F]I see the white[F]ca[G]ps
A [C]baseball di[D]amond, n[F]ice weather down t[F]he[G]re
I s[C]ee the sc[D]hools, [F]and the houses where the k[F]ids a[G]re
Pl[C]aces to pa[D]rk,[F] by the factories and bu[F]ildi[G]ngs
R[C]estaurants and b[D]ars [F]for later in the e[F]veni[G]ng
T[Am]hen we come to the farml[G]ands [F]and the undeveloped area[G]s
A[Am]nd I have learned[G] how th[F]ese things work toget[G]her
I [Am]see the parkways [G]th[F]at passes through them al[G]l
A[Am]nd I have learne[G]d h[F]ow to look at these thing[G]s
And I say, [Bb]I wouldn't l[F]ive there if you pai[Eb]d me
[Bb]I wouldn't l[F]ive there, ooh, n[Eb]o siree
[Bb]I wouldn't d[F]o the things the [Eb]way those people do
[Bb]I wouldn't l[F]ive there if you p[Eb]aid me to
I guess it's healthy, I guess the air is clean
And I guess those people have fun with their neighbors and friends
Look at that kitchen and all of that food
Look at them eat, I guess it tastes real good
T[Am]hey're growin' in those farmland[G]s, [F]then they bring it to the s[F]tor[G]es
T[Am]hey put it in their car trunks[G], t[F]hen they bring it back [F]hom[G]e
I'm tired of looking out the window of the airplane
I'm tired of travelling, I want to be somewhere
And it's not even worth talking about those people down there
D[Bb]o do da da da [F]Do do da da da [Eb]Do do
(keep on doing chorus with various noises)
(eventually hold the Eb a while and end on Bb)
(from More Songs About Buildings and Food, 1978)
(sent by Harlan at

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