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Close to the Borderline  Billy Joel

Billy Joel Close to the Borderline
Tabbed by Baddguitar
Chords:
A5 x022xx
C5 x355xx
G5 355xxx
D5 x577xx
E5 022xxx or x799xx
[F#m]C#7 [244222]x46464
C#5 x466xx
You have to listen to the recording to get the timing. Here are the chords I heard...
Intro
Drum beat
Guitar (twice)
A5 A5 A5 A5 D5 D5 (G D G D)= "Riff"
 
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[A5]Blackout, heatwave, .44 caliber [C5]homicide
[G5]The bums drop dead and dogs go mad in [D5]packs on the West Side[(G] [D] [G] [D)]
[A5]Young girl standing on a ledge looks like another [C5]suicide
She wants to [G5]hit those bricks 'Cause the news at six gotta [D5]stick to a deadlin[(G]e[D] [G] [D)]
While the [E5]millionaires hide in [F#m]Beekman Place The [D5]bag ladies throw their bones in my [A5]face
I get [E5]attacked by a kid with [F#m]stereo sound I [D5]don't want to hear it but he won't turn it [A5]down
[E5]Life is tough but it's [C#7]just enough To [F#m]hold back the [E5]tears until it's [D5]closing time
[A5]I survived, I[D5]'m still alive
E5(hold) A5 A5 A5 A5 D5 D5 (G D G D)
But I'm getting close to the borderline Close to the borderline
[A5] [A5] [A5] [A5] [D5] [D5] [(G] [D] [G] [D)]  
[A5]A buck three eighty Won't buy you much lately on the [C5]street these days
And when you [G5]can't get gas You know you can't drive fast anym[D5]ore on the parkways [(G] [D] [G] [D)]
[A5]Rich man, poor man, either way American [C5]shoved into the lost and found
The [G5]no nukes yell we're gonna all go to hell With the [D5]next big meltdown [(G] [D] [G] [D)]
I got [E5]remote control and a [F#m]color T.V. I [D5]don't change channels so they must change [A5]me
I got [E5]real close friends that will[F#m] get me high They [D5]don't know how to talk and they ain't gonna [A5]try
[E5]I shouldn't bitch, I [C#7]shouldn't cry I'd [F#m]start a revo[E5]lution but I [D5]don't have time
[A5]I don't know why I'm [D5]still a nice guy
E5(hold) A5 A5 A5 A5 D5 D5 (G D G D)
But I'm getting close to the borderline Close to the borderline
[A5] [A5] [A5] [A5] [D5] [D5] [(G] [D] [G] [D)]  
[C#5]I thought I'd sacrifice so [D5]many things
[C#5]I thought I'd throw them all [E5]away
[C#5]I didn't think I needed [F#m]anythin[E5]g
Ah But you [D5]can't afford to squander what you're [E5]not prepared to pay
[A5] [C5] [G5] [D5] [(G] [D] [G] [D)] [A5] [C5] [G5] [D5] [(G] [D] [G] [D)] 
[E5]I need a doctor for my [F#m]pressure pills [D5]I need a lawyer for my medical [A5]bills
[E5]I need a banker to fi[F#m]nance my home [D5]I need security to back my loan[A5]
[E5]It isn't new what I'm [C#7]going through But [F#m]everybody [E5]knows you got to[D5] break sometime
[A5]Another night I fought the [D5]good fight
E5(hold) A5 A5 A5 A5 D5 D5 (G D G D)
But I'm getting closer to the borderline Closer to the borderline
[A5] [A5] [A5] [A5] [D5] [D5] [(G] [D] [G] [D)]  
[A5] [A5] [A5] [A5] [D5] [D5] [(G] [D] [G] [D)]  
[A5](Fa[A5]de)[A5] [A5] [D5] [D5] [(G] [D] [G] [D)]

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