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I Write The Book


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Standard tuning Capo: 2 A: X02220 C: X32010 E: 022100 D: XX0232 A7: X02020 Intro/verse riff: A C ------------------------ --------0h1------------- --2-2----0---0-0----0--- --2-2---0h2--2-2----2--- --0-0---0h3--3-3---3p0-- ------------------------ A C A C I'm over here, and it's cold C A C A C I'm writing recipes for growing old A C A C Growing old, oh, mean and alone A C A C Come on, baby, pick up the phone A C A C A C A C This pain in my heart has been with me through the ages A C A C And I walk it around like a very old friend E D It goes everywhere I go, it's been everywhere I've been D E D There's something shiny in my pocket D E D It's the key to my heart, why don't you unlock it A C A C A C A C I write the book on loneliness, I write the poem on pain A C A C E D I'm the obituary in the newspaper, lying out in the pouring rain It used to be good between us, I don't know how to explain We used to be Adonis and Venus, now we're the water flowing down the drain Don't wanna be bad, don't wanna lie, don't wanna make you mad, and I don't wanna die Knowing we're apart for the rest of our lives Cutting through me like a knife, I been eating your crops like a big old locust From now on I'm gonna be a little more in focus I write the book on loneliness, I write the poem on pain I'm the obituary in the newspaper, lying out in the pouring rain A C A C A C A C E D E D I write the book on loneliness, I write the poem on pain I'm the obituary in the newspaper, lying out in the pouring rain (random scat singing over A to C riff) E D A7 Ohhhhh, no, no, no, ohhhh, no, no, no, I write the book


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