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The Pretender

Performer: Jackson Browne
[G]    [C]    [2x]    
I'm gonna [G]rent myself a house in the shade of the [C]freeway
Gonna [G]pack my lunch in the morning, and go to [D]work each [C]day  
And when the [G]evening rolls a[C]round,
I'll go on [G]home and lay my body [C]down
And when the [G]morning light comes streaming [D]in  
I'll get up and do it a[C]gai  [G]n   [Am]Ame   [G]n  
Say it a[C]gai  [G]n A[Am]men    [G]    

[G]I want to know what became of the changes,
We waited for [C]love to bring
[G]Were they only the fitful dreams
Of some greater [D]awakenin[C]g  
I've been a[G]ware of the time going [C]by  
They say in the [G]end it's the wink of an [C]eye  
And when the [G]morning light comes streaming [D]in  
I'll get up and do it a[C]gai  [G]n   [Am]Ame   [G]n  
Say it a[C]gai  [G]n A[Am]men    [G]    

[G]Caught between the [D]longing for love
And the [C]struggle for the [Em]legal [B7]tender
Where the [C]sirens sing and the church bells ring
And the [Em]junkman pounds his [C]fender
Where the [G]veterans dream of the [C]fight,
Fast a[B7]sleep at the traffic [Em]light
And the [A7]children solemnly wait for the [G]ice cream [D]vendor

[Em]Out into the [D]cool of the evening, [C]strolls the pre[Em]tender[D]    
He knows that [C]all his hopes an [D]dreams
Begin and [G]end there

[G]    [C]    [G]    [C]    
[C]Ah the lovers as they run through the [G]night
Leaving [C]nothing but to choose off and [Em]fight
And [D]tear at the [G]world with all their [C]might
While the [G]ships bearing their [Em]dreams
[G]Sail out of [D]sight

[D]I'm gonna [G]find myself a girl,
Who can show me what [C]laughter means
Then we'll [G]fill in the missing colors in each others
Paint by [D]number [C]dreams
And then we'll [G]put our dark glasses [C]on  
And we'll make [G]love until our strength is [C]gone
And when the [G]morning light comes streaming [D]in  
we'll get up and do it a[C]gai  [G]n   [Am]Ame   [G]n  
get it up a[C]gai  [G]n A[Am]men    [G]    

[G]I'm gonna be a [D]happy idiot, and [C]struggle for the [Em]legal [B7]tender
Where the [C]ads take aim, and lay their claim
To the [Em]heart and the soul of the [G]spender
And [C]believe in whatever may [G]lie  
In those [B7]things that money can [Em]buy   
Though [A7]true love could have been a con[D]tender

[Em]Are you [D]there, say a [C]prayer[D] for the pre[Em]tender
Who [C]started out so young and [D]strong only to su[G]rrender

[G]Say a prayer for the pre[C]tender[Csus4]    
[G]Are you there for the pre[C]tender[Csus4]    
[G]Are you prepared for the pre[C]tender[Csus4]    
[G]Are you there for the pre[C]tender[Csus4]    


I'm gonna rent myself a house in the shade of the freeway
Gonna pack my lunch in the morning, and go to work each day
And when the evening rolls around,
I'll go on home and lay my body down
And when the morning light comes streaming in
I'll get up and do it again Amen
Say it again Amen

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

Caught between the longing for love
And the struggle for the legal tender
Where the sirens sing and the church bells ring
And the junkman pounds his fender
Where the veterans dream of the fight,
Fast asleep at the traffic light
And the children solemnly wait for the ice cream vendor

Out into the cool of the evening, strolls the pretender
He knows that all his hopes an dreams
Begin and end there


Ah the lovers as they run through the night
Leaving nothing but to choose off and fight
And tear at the world with all their might
While the ships bearing their dreams
Sail out of sight

I'm gonna find myself a girl,
Who can show me what laughter means
Then we'll fill in the missing colors in each others
Paint by number dreams
And then we'll put our dark glasses on
And we'll make love until our strength is gone
And when the morning light comes streaming in
we'll get up and do it again Amen
get it up again Amen

I'm gonna be a happy idiot, and struggle for the legal tender
Where the ads take aim, and lay their claim
To the heart and the soul of the spender
And believe in whatever may lie
In those things that money can buy
Though true love could have been a contender

Are you there, say a prayer for the pretender
Who started out so young and strong only to surrender

Say a prayer for the pretender
Are you there for the pretender
Are you prepared for the pretender
Are you there for the pretender

Chords

  • G
  • C
  • 2x: not exist
  • D
  • Am
  • Em
  • B7
  • A7
  • Csus4

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