Telling Stories Chords & Lyrics Artist: Tracy Chapman
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How To Play
INTRO Em (alternately double pick/strum E string and D string) VERSE 1 Em C There is fiction in the space between G D6/F# The lines on your page of memories Em C Write it down, but it doesn't mean G D6/F# You're not just telling stories INSTRUMENTAL Em C G D6/F# (2x) VERSE 2 Em C There is fiction in the space between G D6/F# You and reality Em C You would do and say anything G D6/F# To make your everyday life seem less mundane Em C There is fiction in the space between G D6/F# You and me INSTRUMENTAL Em C G D6/F# (2x) VERSE 3 Em C There's a science fiction in the space between G D6/F# You and me Em C A fabrication of a grand scheme G D6/F# Where I am the scary monster Em C I eat the city and as I leave the scene G D6/F# In my spaceship I am laughing Em C In your remembrance of a bad dream G D6/F# There's no one but you standing INSTRUMENTAL Em C G D6/F# (2x) BRIDGE D C G Leave the pity and the blame for the ones who do not speak D C G You write the words to get respect and compassion and for posterity C Em G D Em You write the words and make believe there is truth in the space between INSTRUMENTAL Em (same style as Intro) VERSE 4 Em C There is fiction in the space between G D6/F# You and everybody Em C Give us all what we need G D6/F# Give us one more sad, sordid story Em C In the fiction of the space between G D6/F# N.C. Em C Sometimes a lie is the best thing G D6/F# N.C. Em C G D6/F# Sometimes a lie is the best thing Em C G D6/F# Oh, the best thing Em C G D6/F# Is the best thing OUTRO Em C G D6/F# Em (Repeat Intro)
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