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38 Years Old  Tragically Hip

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[Am]Twelve men broke[C] loose i[G]n '73
From Millhaven maximum security
Twelve pictures lined up across the front page
Seems the Mounties had a summertime war to wage

[Am]The chief told t[C]he peopl[G]e they had nothing to fear
The last thing they'd wanna do is hang around here
They mostly came from towns with long French names
But one of the dozen was a hometown shame

[C/G]Same pat[D]tern on [Am]the table, same clock on the wall
Been one seat empty 18 years in all
Freezing slow time away from the world
Hes 38 years old, never kissed a girl
Hes 38 years old, never kissed a girl

[Am]We were sittin' [C]at the t[G]able, heard the telephone ring
Father said he'd tell me if he saw anything
Heard the tap on the window in the middle of the night
Held back the curtains for my older brother mike

[Am]See my sister got raped,[D] so a man got killed
[C/G]Little boy went to priso[D]n, man's buried on the hill
[Am]Folks went back to norma[D]l when they closed the case
[C/G]They still stare at thei[D]r shoes when they pass our place


[Am]My mother cried [C]the horr[G]or has finally ceased
He whispered yeah, for the time being, at least
And over his shoulder, on the squad car megaphone
Said let's go Mikey, son, we're takin' you home


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