Simple Life

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the Album The One

F    Bb/F    C/F  F    Bb/F    F
Ab    F    Ab    Eb    Bb
Ab    F    Ab    Eb    Bb

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There's a breakdown on the run   way
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And the timeless flights are gone
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I'm a year ahead of myself these days
And I'm locomotive strong
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My ci-       ty spread like can-  non fire
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In a yellow nervous state
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I can't cut the ties that bind me
To horoscopes and fate

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And I won't break and I won't    bend
     Eb/Bb   Bb                 Bb/F F
But some   day soon we'll sail away
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To innocence and the bitter end
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And I won't break and I won't  bend
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And with the last       breath we ever take
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We're gonna get back to the simple life a-    gain

Ab F  Ab Eb Bb
Ab F  Ab Eb Bb

When we break out of this blindfold
I'm gonna take you from this place
Until we're free from this ball and chain
I'm still hard behind the eight
My city beats like hammered steel
On a shallow cruel rock
If we could walk proud after midnight
We'd never have to stop