Burning Buildings

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the album Breaking Hearts

F    Ebm    F   Ebsus4  Db  Eb

F                                   Eb
It used to be a sweet sensation
D                                Gm                         
No price too high for love
Bb       Eb               Bb                      
Now I pay for this bitter taste
                         Dbsus2
And the price is not enough

Ab/Eb
Such cruel sport for your kicks
Dm7-5
Such hard knocks on my heart
Db
How long before the pain ends
Db/Eb                     Eb
Tell me where living starts

Ab
And lovers leap off burning buildings
Abmaj7
Waking up on a sky high wire
Dm7-5
Desperation leaves us clinging
Db                             Db Eb F G Ab Bb
On the edge of a house on fire

Ab
Lovers leap off burning buildings
Abmaj7
Live our life on borrowed time
Dm7-5
Every flame that ever moved you
Db                                  Db Eb F G Ab Bb
Touched your lips but never mine
Ab                  Ab/F#   Db
Lovers leap off burning buildings

F                              Eb
No room for conversation
D                              Gm
Cold stares and angry words
Gm/F  Eb                    Bb
Fall in pieces from our faces
                    Dbsus2
We read "do not disturb"

Ab/Eb
Some lovers just go hungry
Dm7-5
Others beg for just a bite
Db
You use me under pressure
Db/Eb                 Eb
To whet your appetite

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