&G C D G &G G/F# C D G & G C I scream at you for sharing & G C I curse you just for caring & G Am D I hate the clothes you're wearing, they're so pretty & G C I tell you not to see me & G C I tell you not to feel me & G Am D I make your life a drag, it's such a pity & G C I watch your warm glow palin' & G C I watch your sparkle fadin' & G Am D As you realize you're failin' cos' you're so good & G C Oh, I don't mean to upset you & G C But there's so much crime to get through &G Am D If I could make it easier then I would CHORUS: & G C G C I wish I was your mother, I wish I'd been your father & G Am C D And then I would have seen you would have been you as a child & G C G C Played houses with your sisters and wrestled with all your brothers & G Am C D And then who knows, I might have felt a family for a while & G C It's no use me pretending & G C You give and I do the spending & G Am D Is there a happy ending, I don't think so & G C Cos' even if we make it & G C I'll be too far out to take it & G Am D You'll have to try and shake it from my head CHORUS
Lines starting with & indicate music. A letter indicates guitar chord; a letter with a slash and another letter indicates a guitar chord with a different bass note, eg Am/F#=Am chord with F# bass.
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Transcribed by Steve Norgrove; minor lyric correction by Mike Ollier
Steve tells me this has been transcribed for playing on the mandolin. As Neil Matterson points out, this is a different key to that on the CD, for which an alternative transcription is available.