Better Off Dead

Music By Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the Album Captain Fantast and the Brown dirt  Cowboy

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C                                                       F                   C
There was a face on a hoarding that someone had drawn on
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And just enough time for the night to pass by without warning
D                                                                  C     G
Away in the distance there's a blue flashing light
Am                            F                C
Someone's in trouble somewhere tonight
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As the flickering neon stands ready to fuse
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The wind blows away all of yesterday's news

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Well they've locked up their daughters and they battened the hatches
They always could find us but they never could catch us
Through the grease streaked windows of an all night cafe
We watched the arrested get taken away
And that cigarette haze has ecology heat
As the whores and the drunks filed in from the street

E                                                                      Am  Am7/E
`Cause the steams in the boiler, the coals in the fire
          F                               G           C
If you ask how I am then I'll just say inspired
E                                                             Am  Am7/E
If the thorn of a rose is the thorn in your side
F                                  G7                              Am
Then you're better off dead if you haven't yet died

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