THE JAM: DOWN IN THE TUBE STATION AT MIDNIGHT Words and music by Paul Weller Am D7 The distant echo Am D7 Gmaj7 Of faraway voices boarding faraway trains Am D7 To take them home to Am D7 Gmaj7 The ones that they love and who love them forever Am D7 The glazed, dirty _ steps Am D7 Gmaj7 Repeat my own and reflect my thoughts Am D7 Am D7 Cold and uninviting, partially naked G Bm Except for toffee wrappers and this mornings papers C D Mr Jones got run down G Bm Headlines of death and sorrow, they tell of tomorrow C D Madmen on the rampage G Bm C D And I?m down in the tube station at midnight. Oooooooooooh Am D7 I fumble for change Am D7 Gmaj7 And pull out the queen, smiling, beguiling Am D7 I put in the money Am D7 Gmaj7 And pull out a plumb behind me Am D7 Whispers in the shadows Am D7 Gmaj7 Gruff blazing voices, hating, waiting Am D7 Am D7 ?Hey boy? they shout, ?have you got any money? [ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/j/jam/39998.html ] G Bm And I said, ?I?ve a little money and a take away curry. C D I?m on my way home to my wife G Bm She?ll be lining up the cutlery, you know she?s expecting me, C D Polishing the glasses and out the cork?. G Bm C D And I?m down in the tube station at midnight. Oooooooooooh I first felt a fist And then a kick, I could now smell their breath, They smelt of pubs And Wormwood scrubs and too many right wing meetings. My life swan around me in its own existence The smell of brown leather, it blended in with the weather, It filled my eyes, ears, nose and mouth, It blocked my senses Couldn?t see, hear, speak any longer. And I?m down in the tube station at midnight. Oooooooooooh I said I was down in the tube station at midnight. Oooooooooooh The last thing I saw as I lay there on the floor Was ?Jesus saves? painted by an atheist nutter And a British rail poster read ? have an awayday a cheap holiday, do it today? I glanced back on my life and thought about my wife Cause they took the keys and she?ll think its me And I?m down in the tube station at midnight. Oooooooooooh The wine will be flat and the curry?s gone cold I?m down in the tube station at midnight. Oooooooooooh Don?t wanna go And I?m down in the tube station at midnight. Oooooooooooh Am (X 0 2 2 1 0) D7 (X X 0 2 1 2) Gmaf7 (3 X 4 4 3 X) G ( 3 2 0 0 0 3) Bm ( X 2 4 4 3 2) C ( X 32 0 1 0) D (X X 0 2 3 2) This is a great song from a great band, I cant believe that there isn?t that many Jam songs on here. It?s my goal to let everyone know how great they are. Theres more where this came from.
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