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Five Years

David Bowie

Chords: Principal (acoustic and electric guitars)
tone: G
G                                  Em
Pushing through the market square, so many mothers sighing  
A                                C
News had just come over, we had five years left to cry in
G                           Em
News guy wept and told us, earth was really dying
A                                       C
Cried so much his face was wet, then I knew he was not lying
I heard telephones, opera house, favorite melodies
I saw boys, toys, electric irons and TV's
My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare
I had to cram so many things to store everything in there
                        Am       C                      Am
And all the fat-skinny people,  and all the tall-short people
C                   G       C                    D
And all the nobody people, and all the somebody people
                                 Am       C
I never thought I'd need so many people

G                                 Em
A girl my age went off her head, hit some tiny children
A                                        C
If the black hadn't a pulled her off, I think she would have killed them
G                             Em
A soldier with a broken arm, fixed his stare to the wheels of a Cadillac
A                                                   C
A cop knelt and kissed the feet of a priest, and a queer threw up at the sight of that
G                                          Em
I think I saw you in an ice cream parlor, drinking  milk shakes cold and long
A                                        C
Smiling and waving and looking so fine, don't think you knew you were in this song
And it was cold, and it rained, so I felt like an actor
And I thought of Ma and I wanted to get back there
Your face, your race, the way that you talk 
I kiss you, you're beautiful, I want you to walk

        G                              Em
We got five years, stuck on my eyes - Five years, what a suprise
        A                                 C
We got five years, my brain hurts alot - Five years, that's all we got 
        G                             Em
We got five years, what a surprise - Five years, stuck on my eyes
        A                                 C
We got five years, my brain hurts alot - Five years, that's all we got
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Composed by David Bowie
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  • José Noronha
  • Fernando Norte
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