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Elvis Costello - Suit Of Lights chords

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While Nat King Cole sings "Welcome To My World"
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You request some song you hate you sentimental fool
    Em                Am
And it's the force of habit
      Em
If it moves then you fuck it
      Am
If it doesn't move you stab it

      C         G/B        F/A           C/G
And I thought I heard "The Working Man's Blues"
F              C/E                 Dm         E7
He went out to work that night and wasted his breath
Em                  Am
Outside there was a public execution
Em                   Am
Inside he died a thousand deaths

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And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground
         C          G/B        F/A       C/G
And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground
         C          G/B        C/Bb      F/A
And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground
C/G                   G       C     G/B  F/A  C/G  F  C/E  Dm  C
And they put him in a suit of lights

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In the perforated first editions
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Where they advocate the hangman's noose
     Em                         Am
Then tell the sorry tale of the spent Princess
    Em                Am
Her uncouth escort looking down her dress

C          G/B      F/A           C/G
Anyway they say that she wears the trousers
    F           C/E            Dm
And learnt everything that she does
    E7              C   G/B    C/Bb     F  C/E
And doesn't know if she should tell him yes
   [ch]F/Eb[/ch]    Gsus    Gsus  G
Or let him go

         C          G/B        F/A       C/G
And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground
         C          G/B        F/A       C/G
And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground
         C          G/B        C/Bb      F/A
And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground
C/G                   G         C
And they put him in a suit of lights


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Well it's a dog's life in a rope leash or a diamond collar
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It's enough to make you think right now
    F               F
But you don't bother
    C        G/B         F/A     C/G
For goodness sake as you cry and shake
      F        C/E       Dm                E7
Let's keep you face down in the dirt where you belong
    C    G/B C/Bb    F   C/E  [ch]F/Eb[/ch]    Gsus4
And think of all the pleasure that it brings
           Gsus4          G
Though you know that it's wrong

    G                          F C/E
And there's still life in your body
G/D C    G              G
But most of it's leaving
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Can't you give us all a break
      F                 F
Can't you stop breathing

      C         G/B        F/A           C/G
And I thought I heard "The Working Man's Blues"
F         C/E                 Dm        E
I went to work last night and wasted my breath
Em                       Am
Outside they're painting tar on somebody
Em               Am                              Gsus4 G
It's the closest to a work of art that they will ever be

         C      G/B            F/A       C/G
And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground
         C      G/B            F/A       C/G
And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground
         C      G/B            C/Bb      F/A
And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground
C/G                   G       C
And they put him in a suit of lights

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And they put him in a suit of lights

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