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Church Underground  Elvis Costello

She stood spotli[Dm]t in a plain print dress
Came howling out of the wilderness
Gm................F..........................C
....There beat a cunning and murderous heart
Beneath that calm exterior
[Dm]"You know my name
You don't know my mind
Don't doubt my eyes
They betray the past
Gm............F
....And I've already forgotten
[C]....Much more than you will ever know"
Dm..................................F
....And every word that I have spoken is true
[G/B].....Except for those that were broken in two
C/Bb......................................F/A
.....I'm trying to make peace after a long night of pretend
C/Bb...............................F/A
.....I need a pawnbroker or a moneylender
[G]Why do you do me down, Mister?
..............F.......C
Sing "Hallelujah," Sister
C/Bb ...........................F/A
Turn up the volume, just to turn it down
Dm.........Dm/C...........G/B
The trivial secrets buried with the profound
....C.................................F............C/E...Dm
It's enough to put a Church Underground
....C.................................F............C/E...Dm
It's enough to put a Church Underground
[Dm].....Deflowered young and then ever since
She's tried to wash off his fingerprints
Gm.......F.................C
So every charlatan and prince
Was made to feel inferior
[Dm]She worked for tips in a 10-cent dance
Said moving pictures might pay perchance
Gm......F.........................C
10,000 one-way tickets to the sparkling coast
Dm..................F/A
Everybody's either talking in code
[G/B]Or getting ready to explode
C/Bb..........................F/A
Then she was singing in a five-piece band
C/Bb...........................F/A
But seems that no-one really wants this sound
[G]Why do you do me down, Mister?
..............F.......C
Sing "Hallelujah," Sister
C/Bb ...........................F/A
Turn up the volume, just to turn it down
Dm.........Dm/C...........G/B
The trivial secrets buried with the profound
....C.................................F............C/E...Dm
It's enough to put a Church Underground
....C.................................F
It's enough to put a Church Underground
Bb..................F.........................C/E
.....The shaft of fanlight streaked with rain
.......................A...............................Eb
Poured through the glass, punched through the pain
...........D........................Gm...........................C
The holy picture hidden in the midden of that poisoned stitch
.............Gm........Gm/Bb.....Am
Her lonely voice was just a ruin in these riches
[Dm]She must have been dreaming this all along
Could she be redeeming herself in song?
Bb..................F....................Em
.....‚??I'm no-one's martyred, plaster saint
............A7
Below the grease, beneath the paint‚??
.....Dm
I'm rolling like barrel
[F]Swinging like a gallows
.....G/B
I'm rising up fast like all hell and all hallows
[G]Why do you do me down, Mister?
..............F.......C
Sing "Hallelujah," Sister
C/Bb ...........................F/A
.... I'll be damned or purgatory bound
Dm.........Dm/C..............G/B
....Before those jokers ever understand
....C.................................F............C/E...Dm
It's enough to put a Church Underground
....C.................................F............C/E...Dm
It's enough to put a Church Underground
....C.................................F............C/E...Dm
It's enough to put a Church Underground
Dm Dm7 (x3)
(organ part that follows: A Dsus2 Dsus4 D Asus4 D)

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