Jackson Browne - The Pretender chords

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The Pretender chords
Jackson Browne

G C 2x

          G                                       C
I'm gonna rent myself a house in the shade of the freeway
      G                                       D         C
Gonna pack my lunch in the morning, and go to work each day
             G              C
And when the evening rolls around,
           G                    C
I'll go on home and lay my body down
             G                             D
And when the morning light comes streaming in
                       C  G  Am G
I'll get up and do it again  Amen
        C  G   Am  G
Say it again  Amen

G
I want to know what became of the changes,
              C
We waited for love to bring
G
Were they only the fitful dreams
                D       C
Of some greater awakening
           G                      C
I've been aware of the time going by
                G                       C
They say in the end it's the wink of an eye
             G                             D
And when the morning light comes streaming in
                       C  G  Am G
I'll get up and do it again  Amen
        C  G   Am  G
Say it again  Amen

G                  D
Caught between the longing for love
        C                Em    B7
And the struggle for the legal tender
          C
Where the sirens sing and the church bells ring
        Em                 C
And the junkman pounds his fender
          G                     C
Where the veterans dream of the fight,
      B7                   Em
Fast asleep at the traffic light
        A7                             G         D
And the children solemnly wait for the ice cream vendor

Em           D                    C              Em    D   
Out into the cool of the evening, strolls the pretender
              C                D
He knows that all his hopes an dreams
          G
Begin and end there

G  C   G  C

C                                     G
Ah the lovers as they run through the night
        C                             Em
Leaving nothing but to choose off and fight
    D           G                    C
And tear at the world with all their might
          G                   Em
While the ships bearing their dreams
G           D
Sail out of sight

D         G
I'm gonna find myself a girl,
                     C
Who can show me what laughter means
           G                                             
Then we'll fill in the missing colors in each others
         D      C
Paint by number dreams
               G                    C
And then we'll put our dark glasses on
               G                          C
And we'll make love until our strength is gone
             G                             D
And when the morning light comes streaming in
                        C  G  Am G
we'll get up and do it again  Amen
           C  G   Am  G
get it up again  Amen

G              D                C                Em    B7
I'm gonna be a happy idiot, and struggle for the legal tender
          C
Where the ads take aim, and lay their claim
       Em                        G
To the heart and the soul of the spender
    C                       G
And believe in whatever may lie
         B7                    Em
In those things that money can buy
       A7                             D
Though true love could have been a contender

Em      D            C     D           Em
Are you there, say a prayer for the pretender
    C                        D                G
Who started out so young and strong only to surrender

G                       C     Csus4
Say a prayer for the pretender
G                        C     Csus4
Are you there for the pretender
G                           C     Csus4
Are you prepared for the pretender 
G                        C     Csus4
Are you there for the pretender

(Csus4 = C chord + high E 3rd fret)

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