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Money Becomes King  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
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If you[Dm] reach back in your [G]memory
a [Dm]little bell might [G]ring
'bout a [Dm]time that once e[G]xisted
when [Dm]money wasn't [G]king
if you s[Am]treech your i[Em]magination
i'll [Am]tell you all a[Em] tale
a[Dm]bout a time when [Am]everything
[F]wasn't [C]up for [G]sale
there [Dm]was this cat named [G]johnny
who [Dm]loved to play and [G]sing
when [F]money [C]wasn't [G]king
we'd [Dm]all get so [G]excited when
[Dm]john would do a [G]show
we'd [Dm]raise the cash [G]between us
and [Dm]down the road we'd [G]go
to [Am]hear him play that [Em]music
it [Am]spoke right to my [Em]soul
[Dm]every verse a [Am]diamond
[F]every [C]chorus [G]gold
the [Dm]sound was my [G]salvation
it was only everything
before money became king
well i a[A]in't sure how it [E]happend
and i do[A]n't know exactly [E]when
but e[A]verything got b[E]igger
and the [A]rules began to b[E]end
and the [A]tv taught the pe[G]ople
how to g[A]et their hair to s[G]hine
and h[A]ow sweet life can [G]be
if you k[A]eep a tight b[G]ehind
and they [F]raised the cost of [G]living
and [F]how could we have k[G]nown
they'd d[F]ouble the price of [G]tickets
to [F]go see johnny's s[G]how
[F] [C] [G]  
so we ho[Dm]cked all our [G]possesions
and we s[Dm]old a little [G]dope
and went [F]off to [C]rock and [G]roll
[Dm]we arrived there [G]early
in [Dm]time to see r[G]ehearsal
and [Dm]john came out and li[G]p-synched
his [Dm]new lite beer [G]commercial
and [Am]as the crowd [Em]arrived
as [Am]far as i could [Em]see
the [Dm]faces were all [AM]different
there was n[F]o one t[C]here like [G]me
they [Dm]sat in golden [G]circles
and w[Dm]aiters sevred them [G]wine
and [Dm]talked through all the [G]music
and to j[Dm]ohn paid little [G]mind
and [Am]way up in the [Em]nosebleeds
we [Am]watched him on the [Em]screen
they'd h[Dm]ung between the [Am]billboards
so [F]cheaper [C]seats could s[G]ee
johnny r[A]ocked that golden [E]circle
and [A]all those vi[E]p's
and that [A]music thast had s[E]aved us
beca[A]me a tired r[E]outine
and i sa[A]w his face in cl[G]ose-up
trying to g[A]ive it all he [G]had
and some[A]times his eyes bet[G]rayed him
you could s[A]ee that he was s[G]ad
and i tr[F]ied to rock on w[G]ith him
but i sl[F]owly became b[G]ored
could that [F]man on stage
with [G]everything
[F]somehow need some [G]more?
[F] [C] [G]  
there was[Dm] no use in pre[G]tending
no m[Dm]agic left to [G]hear
[Dm]all the music [G]gave me
was a [Dm]craving for lite b[G]eer
as i [Dm]walked out of the a[G]rena
my [Dm]ears began to [G]ring
and [F]money [C]became [G]king
Dm G Dm G Dm G (big end)F C G
"The words are right--I'm just not sure on the music."
Jacob Ortiz of Suspicious P

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