Van Morrison - The Great Deception chords

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Intro:

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Verse 1:

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Did you ever hear a-bout The Great De-ception?
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 Well, the plastic revolutionaries take the money and run.
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 Have you ever been down to Love City?
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 Where they rip you off with a smile, and it don't take a gun.

Verse 2:

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 Don't it hurt so bad in Love city?
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 Don't it make you not want to bother at all?
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And don't they look so self righteous,
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When they pin you up a-gainst the wall?

Chorus 1:

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Did you ever, ever see the people,
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With the tear drops in their eyes?
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I just can't stand it, stand it no how,
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Living in this world of lies.

Verse 3:

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Did you ever hear a-bout the Rock and Roll singers?
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 Got three or four Cadil-lacs.
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Saying power to the people, dance to the music;
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 Wants you to pat him on the back.

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Have you ever heard a-bout the great Rembrandt?
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Have you ever heard a-bout how he could paint?
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And he didn't have e-nough money for his brushes;
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And they thought it was rather quaint.

Chorus 2:

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But you know it's no use re-peating,
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And you know it's no use to think about it.
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'Cos when you stop to think a-bout it; you don't need it.

Verse 5:

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Have you ever heard a-bout the great,
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 Hollywood motion picture actor,
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 Who knew more than they did?
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And the newspapers didn't cover the story;
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 Just decided to keep it hid.

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Somebody started saying it was an inside job;
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 Whatever happened to him?
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 Last time they saw him, down on the bow'ry;
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With his lip hanging off an old rusty bottle of gin.

Verse 7:

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Have you ever heard a-bout the so-called Hippies?
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 Down on the far side of the tracks.
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They take the eyeballs straight out of your head,
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Say son, kid, do you want your eyeballs back?

Chorus 3:

        E                  D
Did you ever, ever see the people,
         C#m                  D
With the tear drops in their eyes?
       E                        D
I just can't stand it, stand it no how,
       C#m               A    (n.D)
Living in this world of lies.

Verse 8:

                    F#m       E        D
Did you ever hear a-bout The Great De-ception?
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 Well, the plastic revolutionaries take the money and run.
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 Have you ever been down to Love City?
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 Where they rip you off with a smile, and it don't take a gun.

Outro:

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Have you ever heard about...
The Great Deception.
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