Idol

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the album Blue Moves

Cmaj7/A    Bm7    Em    Cm/F    Bm7    E7

Cmaj7/A               
He was a light star
Bm7
Tripping on a high wire
Abmaj7               Ebmaj7
Bulldog stubborn, born uneven
Eaug/B                 Bm-5+6/F
A classless creature, a man for all seasons

Cmaj7/A
But don't bet them
                 Bm7
They can't take him

To the very bottom
            Abmaj7             Ebmaj7          
Because they made him and they'll waste him
Eaug/B                  Bm-5+6/F
And I don't believe that I want to watch them

Cmaj7/A    Bm7    Amaj7    Ebmaj7    Bm-5+6/F

                                       Cmaj7/A            G C  D
`Cause the fifties shifted out of gear
                       D7    G                 C/A  G7/B
He was an idol then, now he's an idol   here
C         D/C                     D/B        Emsus4+5
But his face has changed, he's not the same no more
A7                    B7                                Bm-5+6/E
And I have to say that I like the way his music sounded before

Cmaj7/A
He was tight-assed
Dmaj7/B
Walking on broken glass
Abmaj7         Ebmaj7 
Highly prized in the wallet size
Eaug/B                       Bm-5+6/F           
The number one crush in a schoolgirl's eyes

Cmaj7/A                                    Dmaj7/B
But don't pretend that it won't end

In the depth of your despair
Abmaj7                            Ebmaj7
You went from lame suits right down to tennis shoes
Eaug/B      Bm-5+6/F
To peanuts from the lion's share

Cmaj7/A    Bm7    Amaj7    Ebmaj7    Eaug/B   Bm-5+6/F

1976 Big Pig Music Limited