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Elvis Costello - Brilliant Mistake (Chord)
Submitter: twizzle05 (37) on 8/31/10
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Brilliant Mistake
D. MacManus (E. Costello)
Album: King of America


INTRO: G  F  G  F  G  F  G  F

   G                           D
He thought he was the king of America
      C                             G       D
Where they pour Coca Cola just like vintage wine
      G                        D        
Now I try hard not to become hysterical
    C                               G   D
But I'm not sure if I'm laughin' or cryin'
  C
I wish that I could push a button 
                                 F           C
And talk in the past and not the present tense
C
And watch this hurtin' feelin'
                      F           Em
Disappear like it was common sense
G        C     G          C
It was a fine idea at the time
G          Em    D  G
Now it's a brilliant...mistake


BREAK: G  C  G  C  D  C  D  Am  D  C  D  G


She said that she was workin' for the ABC News
It was as much as the alphabet as she knew how to use
Her perfume was unspeakable, it lingered in the air
Like her artificial laughter, her mementos of affairs
Oh, I said, I see you know him
Isn't that very fortunate for you
And she showed me his callin' card
He came third or fourth and there were more than one or two
He was a fine idea at the time
Now he's a brilliant...mistake


BREAK


He thought he was the king of America
But it was just the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
A trick they do in mirrors and with chemicals
The words of love in whispers and the ax of love in screams
I wish that I could push a button
And talk in the past and not the present tense
And watch this lovin' feelin'
Disappear like it was common sense
I was a fine idea at the time
Now I'm a brilliant...mistake


I was a fine idea at the time
Now I'm a brilliant...mistake 
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