C - F Chords G -F individual notes on the high e string (3rd fret then first fret) C B/G Amin G When I was just 16 I stood waiting for a dream F G C F At Barker Street Bus Station Everynight C B/G Amin G When I tried to get it on She just looked at me with scorn F G C My courage turned to fear and I took fright Amin F G For her looks they seemed to say You aint nothin go away C B/G Amin G F G C Your just a face in the crowd so I went home and I vowed Amin G F C F (f g) C F (f g) I'm gonna be somebody someday C B/G Amin G Her name was Irene Wilde Oh what beauty for a child F G C F When she started dating boys I nearly died C B/G Amin G Well I could not barely stand seeing anyone hold her hand F G C I thought I'd have to run away and hide Amin F G In my mother's Sunday room I would compose so many tunes C B/G Amin G F G C They was all the same just a frame for the name and just to say Amin G F C F (g f) I'm gonna be some body someday Amin F G Wild as your name I soon left that country town C B/G G F G C I've seen some things Had some ups I've had some downs Amin F G Smile through your shock as you hear your name out loud C B/G G F Its that face in the crowd G C F (g f) C F (g f) I didn't dig it I'm much too proud C B/G Amin G When I was just 16 I stood waiting for that dream F G C F (g f) Barker street bus station non-affair C B/G Amin G At the time it seemed so sad but it didn't turn out bad F G C F if she hadn't turned me down I'd still be there Amin F Well I think most folks agree G A little put-down makes them see C B/G Amin G F they aint the chain they're just a link G C and thats why she made me think Amin G F Amin G F Amin G F C F (g f) I'm gonna be somebody, be somebody, be somebody someday
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