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Taking Your Life in Your Hands  John Cale

Intro: G# Gm D# G# Gm D# Gm G# D#
[D#]The children are all [Cm]leaving [G#7]school to[Bb]day
[D#]Mama said, don't [F7]worry, I'll be back [/A]one [Bb]day
The [D#]blue men in [Cm]uniform [G#7]smiled and waved good[Bb]bye
D# F7 /A Bb Intro
She was hiding those tears in her eyes
[D#]Roll up the [Cm]history books, [G#7]burn the [Bb]chairs
[D#]Set fire to [F7]anything, set fire [/A]to the [Bb]air
They're [Gm]riding to begin and [Fm]running at the end
'Cause [Gm]mama said, you take your [Fm]life in your [Bb]hands
Taking your life, your life in your hands
But don't take your life in your hands like I did
I [Am]don't feel so [Bb]bad, and [Bm]always look [C]forward with [Cm]hope
Bb D# Intro
Forward and hope that the children will always be there
Cancel the day, cancel the night
Cancel the day, cancel the night
'Cause who could be watching when she steals and runs away
Full of hysterical laughter, and say
Mama, mama, I've left school today
I hope I get to see you in that funny school far away
But those gentle men in blue, and those in grey
Say I'll never, never see mama again
'Cause she [D#]took those [Cm]lives in her [F]hands
Yes, [D#]she took all those [Cm]lives in her [F]hands
Yes, she [D#]took those [Cm]lives in her [F]hands
But [G#]let me wonder, what was there left in those ha[D#]nds?
by: Josť Duarte

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