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Jackson Browne - The Pretender (Chord)
Album: The Pretender (1976)
Submitter: cotswoldkid (10) on 6/16/20
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Jackson Browne.
The Pretender.

Chords:
C6    X32210
Cmaj7 X22010
C/G   332010
D/C   X30232
Em7   022033
Eb    XX1343
G/B   X20033
G6    322030

Intro: G C G Em7 Cmaj7 X 2   

G
I'm going to rent myself a house,
                    Am7 C
In the shade of the freeway,
             G
I'm going to pack my lunch in the morning,
          D            C
And go to work each day,
             G             C
And when the evening rolls around,
           G                    C
I'll go on home and lay my body down,
             C6      G                     D
And when the morning light comes streaming in,
                      C    G/B Am7
I'll get up and do it again,
 G           C     G/B Am7
Amen, say it again, Amen,

G
I want to know what became of the changes,
              C6      C
We waited for love to bring,
          G
Were they only the fitful dreams,
                   D     C
Of some greater awakening,
          G                       C
I've been aware of the time going by,
                G                       C
They say in the end it's the wink of an eye,
             G                             D
And when the morning light comes streaming in,
                        C    G/B Am7 G C Bm Am7 G
You'll get up and do it again,   Amen,

                   D
Caught between the longing for love,
        C                      D/C Em7 B7 Bm
And the struggle for the legal tender,
          C/G         Bm      C/G
Where the sirens sing and the church bells ring,
        Em7
And the junk man pounds his fender,
          C                     G
Where the veterans dream of the fight,
     B7                    Em
Fast asleep at the traffic light,
Em          
And the children solemnly wait,
Em                D/F#   Em D
For the ice cream vendor,
            Cmaj7        C6
Out into the cool of the evening.
D               Em
Strolls the Pretender,
Em            C6      Em        D     D6
He knows that all his hopes and dreams,
              G     D G 
Begin and end there,

Cmaj7 
Ah the laughter of the lovers,
                        G
As they run through the night,
Cmaj7
Leaving nothing for the others,
                      Em   Eb
But to choose off and fight,
                G/D                       C
And tear at the world with all their might,
          G     Bm            Em7
While the ships bearing their dreams,
               D
Sail out of sight,

Bm           G         
I'm going to find myself a girl,
                     C             C6
Who can show me what laughter means,
          G
And we'll fill in the missing colors,
        D                       C
In each other's paint-by-number dreams,
               G                    C
And then we'll put our dark glasses on
          G                               C
And we'll make love until our strength is gone,
             G                             D
And when the morning light comes streaming in,
                        C    G/B Am7 G
We'll get up and do it again,
           C   G/B Am7 G
Get it up again,

                  D
I'm going to be a happy idiot,
            D/C      C        Em B7
And struggle for the legal tender,
          C/G
Where the ads take aim and lay their claim,
       Em7
To the heart and the soul of the spender,
    C                       G
And believe in whatever may lie,
         B7                    Em
In those things that money can buy,
                        A7                 D/F# Em D
Though true love, could have been a contender,
        C
Are you there?
F#m                     Em
Say a prayer for the Pretender,
                C6
Who started out so young and strong,
D6         G     D G
Only to surrender,
      G6                Cmaj7  G
Say a prayer for the Pretender,
        G6                Cmaj7  G 
Are you there? For the Pretender,
      G6                Cmaj7  G
Say a prayer for the Pretender,
        G6                Cmaj7 G 
Are you there? For the Pretender,
        G6                Cmaj7  G Cmaj7
Are you there? For the Pretender. 
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