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Ab chord Bbm chord Db chord Eb chord Ebm chord F chord Gb chord F/C chord Ab/C chord Db/F chord F/A chord Bbsus4 chord Bbm/Ab chord Gb/Db chord
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How To Play

INTRO
Ab/C  Db
F/A   Bbm
Db/F   Gb
Ab/C  Db
 
Ab/C  Db
F/A   Bbm
Db/F   Gb
Ab/C  Db
 
VERSE
Db                                  Gb          Db
There was a face on a hoarding that someone had drawn on
                                                      Gb      Db/F
And just enough time for the night to pass by without warning
Eb                                  Ab             Gb
Away in the distance there's a blue flashing light
Bbm                  Gb        Db
Someone's in trouble somewhere tonight
       Gb/Db      Db          Ab       Gb
As the flickering neon stands ready to fuse
    Gb/Db      Db          Ab          Bbm
The wind blows away all of yesterday's news
 
[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK 1]
Ab/C  Db
F/A   Bbm
F     Gb
Ab/C  Db
 
VERSE
             Db                                 Gb           Db
Well they've locked up their daughters and they battened the hatches
                                               Gb         Db/F
They always could find us but they never could catch us
            Eb                                      Ab   Gb
Through the grease streaked windows of an all night cafe
Bbm                         Gb    Db
We watched the arrested get taken away
         Gb/Db     Db       Ab      Gb
And that cigarette haze has ecology beat
       Gb/Db          Db           Ab          Bbm    Bbsus4 Bbm
As the whores and the drunks filed in from the street
 
CHORUS
F          F/A            F/C        F             Bbm   Bbm/Ab
'Cause the steam's in the boiler the coal's in the fire
       Gb                     Ab       Db
If you ask how I am then I'll just say inspired
F      F/A        F/C         F             Bbm  Bbm/Ab
If the thorn of a rose is the thorn in your side
Ebm                    Ab                      Db
Then you're better off dead if you haven't yet died
 
[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK 2]
Ab/C  Db
F/A   Bbm
Db/F     Gb
Ab/C  Db
 
Ab/C  Db
F/A   Bbm
Db/F     Gb
Ab/C  Db
 
[CHORAL SECTION]
Db     Gb      Db
Db     Gb      Db/F
Eb     Ab      Gb
Bbm    Ab      Db
 
Gb/Db  Db      Ab   Gb
Gb/Db  Db      Ab   Gb
Bbm    Bbsus4  Bbm
 
CHORUS
F          F/A            F/C        F             Bbm   Bbm/Ab
'Cause the steam's in the boiler the coal's in the fire
       Gb                     Ab       Db
If you ask how I am then I'll just say inspired
F      F/A        F/C         F             Bbm  Bbm/Ab
If the thorn of a rose is the thorn in your side
Ebm                    Ab                      Db
Then you're better off dead if you haven't yet died
 
[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK 3]
Ab/C  Db
F/A   Bbm
Db/F     Gb
Ab/C  Db
 
Ab/C  Db
F/A   Bbm
Db/F     Gb
Ab/C  Db
 
OUTRO
Ab/C       Db
Better off dead
F/A        Bbm
Better off dead
Db/F       Gb
Better off dead
Ab/C       Db
Better off dead
 
Ab/C       Db
Better off dead
F/A        Bbm
Better off dead
Db/F       Gb
Better off dead
Ab/C       Db
Better off dead

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