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A(not actually played)   Bm
Some men collapse at the racetrack
D (xx0232@1)                            ATheir (x02220@1)wrong and beat up, their eyes black
                 BmOthers (x24432@1)wilt in casinos
D (xx0232@1)                      ARoll (x02220@1)dice and piss away speedboats

BmSome (x24432@1)dissolve into bar stools
D (xx0232@1)                        AScratched (x02220@1)off in boxes and playoff pools
                    BmI (x24432@1)spent myself on a psychic
D (xx0232@1)                 AI (x02220@1)lost my way and a friend said she would find it

Man, we were wrong.
Man, we were wrong.
  DI (xx0232@1)asked for the future,
E (022100@1)                AShe (x02220@1)only sang me a song.

BmSome (x24432@1)men they go make their own luck
D (xx0232@1)                      AGrow (x02220@1)fat from feeding on lame ducks
                      BmThe (x24432@1)easy mark and the old maid
D (xx0232@1)                 AThe (x02220@1)invalid and the ingrate

BmOthers (x24432@1)wait for that high sign
D (xx0232@1)                   ASome (x02220@1)holy hoax in the tree-line
                     BmMe, (x24432@1)I'm counting my canned food
D (xx0232@1)                   ABunkered (x02220@1)down waiting out our slingshot moods

But what if I'm wrong?
What if I'm wrong?
     DI'll (xx0232@1)open my doors up
E (022100@1)                APeople, (x02220@1)come sweep me along.

Bm, D, E, A x2
Bm, D, F#m, Bm, C#m

BmEyes (x24432@1)are fixed and my palms are spread
D (xx0232@1)                   ADissonance (x02220@1)floats my shipwrecked head
                   BmGod (x24432@1)sleeps in the Gaza strip
D (xx0232@1)                           AAnd (x02220@1)man alone's left alone to live with it

BmThe (x24432@1)coin-flip faith of the optimist
D (xx0232@1)                      AIt's (x02220@1)beginners luck in a sewing kit
                        BmWhat's (x24432@1)to do when there is no fix
D (xx0232@1)                  AOn (x02220@1)the unflinching ambivalence?

But you say that's wrong
Hopeless and wrong
   DWe (xx0232@1)re-thread your needle,
E (022100@1)                  AYou (x02220@1)say, "God, play along." 

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