Guitar chords with lyrics
1. When I was nine I learned survival, taught myself not to care, F#F# B minorBm I was my single good companion, taking my comfort there. G+G C majorC Up in my room I planned my conquests, D MajorD B minorBm G+G C majorC on my own, never asked for a helping hand, D MajorD G+G no one would understand. E MajorE A minorAm I never asked the pair who fought below, A minorAm - C minorCm – G+G just in case they said “no”. E MajorE A augmentedA 2. Pity the child who has ambition, knows what he wants to do, F#F# B minorBm knows that he'll never fit the system others expect him to. G+G C majorC Pity the child who knew his parents, D MajorD B minorBm G+G C majorC saw their faults, saw their love die before his eyes, D MajorD G+G pity the child that’s wise. E MajorE A minorAm He never asked, did I cause your distress, A minorAm - C minorCm just in case they said “yes”. G+G FF When I was twelve my father moved out, C majorC left with a whimper not with a shout. G+G FF I didn't miss him, he made it perfectly clear, C majorC I was a fool, and probably queer. C minorCm Fool that I was, I thought this would bring FF C minorCm those he had left closer together. G+G She made her move the moment he crawled away, A minorAm C minorCm G+G A minorAm C minorCm G+G I was the last the woman told, she never let her bed get cold, A minorAm C minorCm G+G someone moved in, I shut my door, A minorAm C minorCm G+G someone to treat her just the same way as before. E MajorE A augmentedA 3. I took the road of least resistance, I had my game to play, F#F# B minorBm I had the skill, and more - the hunger - easy to get away. G+G C majorC Pity the child with no such weapons, D MajorD B minorBm G+G C majorC no defense, no escape from the ties that bind, D MajorD G+G always a step behind. E MajorE A minorAm I never called to tell her all I'd done, A minorAm - C minorCm ~ FF - C minorCm – G+G I was only her son. E MajorE A augmentedA 4. Pity the child, but not forever, not if he stays that way, F#F# B minorBm he can get all he ever wanted, if he's prepared to pay. G+G C majorC Pity instead the careless mother, D MajorD B minorBm G+G C majorC what she missed, what she lost when she let me go, D MajorD B minorBm - E MajorE and I wonder, does she know ? E7E7 A minorAm I wouldn't call, a crazy thing to do, - A minorAm C minorCm + G+G - FF - C majorC - G+G 3x just in case she said, who?