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Top of the World  The Rubettes

The Rubettes
Sometime in Oldchurch 1978
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|F| |F E| |Am|
You were b[Am]orn in a room in a ho[E]use in a block
in a st[F]reet in a town some[C]where
just ano[F]ther damn kid to[E]day with no to[Am]morrow[Dm] [E]
and your m[Am]other would work every h[E]our God sent
and y[F]ou'd know the way she'd f[C]eel
so y[F]ou learned to beg and st[E]eal but never b[Am]orrow[Dm] [E]
A k[Am]id needs his old man and [E/G#]you needed yours
but your o[F/A]ld man was not ar[C/G]ound
he was pas[F]sing his time aw[E]ay doing t[Am]ime[Dm] [E]
so y[Am]ou and your ma had to [E/G#]make it alone
and w[F/A]hile she would work all [C/G]day
y[F]ou tried to find a w[E]ay to make a d[Am]ime[Dm] [E]
and with the c[C]ap in your hand
you were k[G]nown down the street
as "Co[F]dy the crazy kid o[D]ut on his beat"
and it's a[C] long r[G]oad to the top of the wo[F]rld[Fm]
C[C]ody the kid with the ol[G]d man inside
and h[F]e'll go the same way, I[D]'ll bet my hide
and it's a[C] long ro[G]ad to the top of the w[Am]orld
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|Am| |Am G| |F| |F|
When you heard from your ma that your old man had died
in the room with the quilted walls
you seemed to hear the call and see the sign
and at seventeen years you'd the piece in your hand
and your fate and your future too
now it was ma and you, the grand design
and you killed and you robbed on your way to the top
never stopping to turn around
you never heard the sound of your old man crying
the top of the world was yours for the grabs
and the end justified the means
until the sound of the old sirens would drown your dying
And with the peice in your hand you're the king of the night
but somebody told me and somebody's right
that it's a long road to the top of the world
Cody the kid with his sights set too high
and he'll never stop until he reaches the sky
and it's a long road to the top of the world
:|(Am)| |Am G| |F| |F|
|Am| |Am G| |F| |F|: repeat and fade

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