(Ian Hunter/Mick Ronson)
(Intro Riff - f a f c, f a f c, c e c g, c e c g...) (Intro) F C F C &F C Genocidal tendencies are silly to extreme &F C C D After all you're still quite small you don't know where you've been &G A D You was only swearing yesterday & D G Oh you want to win the world away & A D C E But now you got nothing to say-ay-ay &A D Boy you're getting out of hand & E You've got to make a stand & A E So put the coke away &A D Boy you got the do the show & E Got to let the people know & A You got the strength to stay &A A/B A/C# I can see you run & A/C Bm I can see you hide & E Oh your heart is aching &A A/G# F#m Bm E Lost in a dream of what might have been &A A/B A/C# You're the guide & A/C Bm You're the number one & E And your knees are shaking &A A/G# F#m Bm E Stand and deliver in an endless dream (Riff) &F C Schizophrenic, photogenic, aggravates you so &F;Oh the yes men Have a guess man &C C D Watch the spirit go &G A D Batman zips the monster as he bleeds & D G And gets up on the buzz he needs & A D And a kid on the street just reads & D C and reads and reads and reads & E E and reads and reads and reads &A D Boy its them hard case city blues & E Cagney is the news & A E Does the giant ring a bell &A D Boy its the Hudson East river cruise & E Its the empire state of booze & A Oh you know the story well &A A/B A/C# Do you have to run & A/C Bm Do you have to hide & E There's a new tomorrow &A A/G# F#m Yes you're a mess & Bm E But you're more than less &A A/B A/C# When this battles won & A/C Bm You can look inside & E Oh you did not borrow &A A/G# F#m Yes you're the best & Bm E But you still can't rest & Am You know you know & D G The carnival is closed & E Am Your street's alive with ghosts & D G But a friend says don't look back & E Am Don't look back don't look round & D G Your vision is your fate & E Am Through long electric nights &A/B C F When a woman helps you write & C Na na na & G Na na na &F;Na & C Na na na & G Na na na (Riff) &F C F C &G A D Cheer up mate put the dramas in the past & D G See you did not have to fast &A D Euphemism lasts and lasts and lasts & D C E And lasts and lasts and lasts & E And lasts and lasts &A D Boy if you've got an axe to grind & E Be thankful for this time & A E For it gives you what you need &A D Boy you've got an eighty-eight to play & E It'll tell you what to say & A E It'll tell you when to breathe &A D Boy take a turn back heading west & E Turn the people on to Beau Geste & A E Cause that's what you did the best &A D Boy play the pipes till they're old and worn & E Sing the words till they fall forlorn & A E Like the pieces of a jigsaw jet &A D Boy don't let the earth get in your face & E its a middle-aged displace & A E Its the middle-age the [...?] &A D Boy we're a million miles away & E And to think its so insane & A E Take a chance on a one way ride &A D Boy shoot a rocket clean out of your mind & E Oh these people ain't your kind & A E No they ain't your kind at all &A D Boy shoot a rocket clean out of your brain & E No these people ain't the same & A E You can hear another call &A D Boy the [other book?] starts with [no?] & E They don't show us how to grow & A E They only show us how to win &A D Boy the answers in the bicycle shed & E Ain't no answers now they're dead & A E To seek is a mortal sin & A D E A E Hey you know boy let your madness be the clue &A D E A E fade
& denotes music (chords): C/G = C chord with G bass. Riff shows single notes.
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Transcribed by Greg Luker