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Effect and Cause  The White Stripes

The White Stripes
"Effect and Cause"
From the album "Icky Thump"
If you have heard their cover of Loretta Lynn's "Rated X", it is very similar, strumming wise.
Intro: A E A
[A]I guess you have to have a problem if you [E]want to invent a cont[A]raption
[A]First You Cause a train wreck, then you put me in t[E]raction
[A]First came an action, then a reaction
But you [D]can't switch around for your own satisfaction
Well you [A]burnt my house down, then got [E]mad at my re[A]action
[A]Well in every complicated situ[E]ation of the human rel[A]ation
[A]To make sense of it all, takes a whole lotta concen[E]tration
[A]Well you can blame a baby, for her pregnant ma'
And if [D]theres one of these unavoidable laws
It's that you [A]just can't take the ef[E]fect and make it the [A]cause
Chorus
You can't [D]take the effect, and [D]make it the cause
I did't [A]rob a bank, because you [A]made up the law
Blame [D]me for robbing Peter, [D]don't you blame Paul
You can't [A]take the effect and make it the cause
[A]I ain't the reason that you gave me no [E]reason to return your [A]call
[A]You built a house of cards and got shocked when you saw them [E]fall
[A]Well, I ain't saying I'm innocent, in fact the reverse
But if you're [D]headed to the grave, you don't blame the hearse
[A]You're like a little girl yelling at her [E]brother 'cause you lost his [A]ball
[A]Well you keep blaming me for what you [E]did, and that ain't [A]all
[A]The way you clean up a wreck is enough to give one [E]pause
[A]You seem to forget just how this all started
I'm re[D]acting to you because you left me broken hearted
[A]See, you just can't take the e[E]ffect and make it the [A]cause
Chorus
You can't [D]take the effect, and [D]make it the cause
I didn't [A]rob a bank, becuase you [A]made up the law
Blame [D]me for robbing Peter, [D]dont you blame Paul
You can't [A]take the effect, and make it the cause
"A"

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