Lyrics/chords to "Marionette"

Marionette

(Ian Hunter)

F          C/E      F                  Bb        F
No puppet, no liar, won't bend my lips to wire - No

           C/E           C
Don't pressurize me so

F             C/E           F                Bb              F
Don't gamble, with my life, or you won't live to do it twice

                  C/E
Oh take some good advice from me

C                   Eb
And let the wires rock

Bb11     Eb       Bb11

    G                   C      C/B
All dressed in black so nobody sees you

A                   D         D/C
Smile in the wings, tell me I please you

B                  Em            Em/D
Call me a king and watch for the wordworm to choke me

           G                      C           C/B
And you're like a giraffe, the performance is poor

          A                    D                 D/C
Watch the audience laugh as my head hits the floor

         B                        Em            Em/D
When I'm broken in half you still reach for the floor

D
STOP!

          B
I've had enough of this

    Em   Em/D          A
The pantomime's reversed

  B         A
I need -you feed

   C#         G
I greed - you bleed

F#                       F#/F  F#/E
Marionette - I ain't one yet

C#                         F#
Teacher's pet - Well you'd better forget it

             F#          F#/F  F#/E
Marionette - I ain't one yet

C#                       F#                       D
Teacher's pet - Go check your stocks and shares

             B7                Em           Em/D         A
And when the coffin comes make sure there's room for two

    B        A
You lied - I led

  G#           G
I died -You're dead

F#                       F#/F  F#/E
Marionette - I ain't one yet

C#                    F#
Teacher's pet - You'd better forget it

             F#          F#/F  F#/E
Marionette - I ain't one yet

C#                       F#
Teacher's pet - go check your product

F          C/E       F           Bb            F
A traitor, deceiver, a groovy disbeliever thought

               C/E                  C
A puppet was a thing cheap-taught - nothing

F        C/E        F         Bb                     F
Creator, conceiver, romantic love receiver - caught

            C/E
"Who are you"

            C
"The nerve"
I wanna get out, I wanna get out, I wanna get out, I wanna get out, I wanna get
out, AHHHHH!

Eb     Eb11     Eb     Eb11

      G                        C            C/B
Oh he wanna play chords to the kids on the street

   A                     D                D/C
He wanna play words to a world that don't speak

   B                     Em            Em/D
He wanna play people who play hide 'n' seek when they don't talk

   G                        C            C/B
He wanna play a riff to the man with the wires

   A                       D              D/C
He wanna play lead but his hand's getting tired

   B                         Em          Em/D  D
He just wanna play but don't know how to say - STOP

        B
OK, the show's been fun

       Em       Em/D       A
But my wood's begun to warp

     B           A
They won -I'm done

     G#       G
New one - begun

F#                      F#/F  F#/E
Marionette - I did my best

C#                 F#
Teacher's pet - It just couldn't last

                           F#/F F#/E
Marionette - Get me out of this mess

C#                        F#
Teacher's little pet - It happened so fast

F#                         F#/F  F#/E
Marionette - Now I need a rest

C#              F#
Teacher's pet - Where's my sanity gone - Mother?

                       F#/F  F#/E
Marionette - I did my best

C#                         F#
Teacher's little pet - I'm just like all the others

F             C/E
They gambled, with my life

F                 Bb                F
and now I've lost my will to fight

                       C/E         C
Oh God these wires are so tight....

           Ab
I'm just a marionette.

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