Billy Joel – Close To The Borderline chords

Chords
Transpose:
Billy Joel   Close to the Borderline

Tabbed by Baddguitar

Chords:
A5  x022xx
C5  x355xx
G5  355xxx
D5  x577xx
E5  022xxx   or   x799xx
F#m 244222
C#7 x46464
C#5 x466xx

You have to listen to the recording to get the timing.  Here are the chords I heard...

Intro

Drum beat 

Guitar  (twice)

  A5  A5      A5  A5    D5  D5      (G D   G D)= "Riff"

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A5 C5Blackout, heatwave, .44 caliber homicide
G5 D5 (G D G D) The bums drop dead and dogs go mad in packs on the West Side
A5 C5Young girl standing on a ledge looks like another suicide
G5 D5 (G D G D)She wants to hit those bricks 'Cause the news at six gotta stick to a deadline
E5 F#m D5 A5 While the millionaires hide in Beekman Place The bag ladies throw their bones in my face
E5 F#m D5 A5 I get attacked by a kid with stereo sound I don't want to hear it but he won't turn it down
E5 C#7 F#m E5 D5Life is tough but it's just enough To hold back the tears until it's closing time
A5 D5I survived, I'm still alive
E5(hold) A5 A5 A5 A5 D5 D5 (G D G D)But I'm getting close to the borderline Close to the borderline
A5 A5 A5 A5 D5 D5 (G D G D)
A5 C5A buck three eighty Won't buy you much lately on the street these days
G5 D5 (G D G D) And when you can't get gas You know you can't drive fast anymore on the parkways
A5 C5Rich man, poor man, either way American shoved into the lost and found
G5 D5 (G D G D) The no nukes yell we're gonna all go to hell With the next big meltdown
E5 F#m D5 A5 I got remote control and a color T.V. I don't change channels so they must change me
E5 F#m D5 A5 I got real close friends that will get me high They don't know how to talk and they ain't gonna try
E5 C#7 F#m E5 D5I shouldn't bitch, I shouldn't cry I'd start a revolution but I don't have time
A5 D5I don't know why I'm still a nice guy
E5(hold) A5 A5 A5 A5 D5 D5 (G D G D)But I'm getting close to the borderline Close to the borderline
A5 A5 A5 A5 D5 D5 (G D G D)
C#5 D5I thought I'd sacrifice so many things
C#5 E5I thought I'd throw them all away
C#5 F#m E5I didn't think I needed anything
D5 E5 Ah But you can't afford to squander what you're not prepared to pay
A5 C5 G5 D5 (G D G D) A5 C5 G5 D5 (G D G D)
E5 F#m D5 A5 I need a doctor for my pressure pills I need a lawyer for my medical bills
E5 F#m D5 A5I need a banker to finance my home I need security to back my loan
E5 C#7 F#m E5 D5It isn't new what I'm going through But everybody knows you got to break sometime
A5 D5Another night I fought the good fight
E5(hold) A5 A5 A5 A5 D5 D5 (G D G D)But I'm getting closer to the borderline Closer to the borderline
A5 A5 A5 A5 D5 D5 (G D G D) A5 A5 A5 A5 D5 D5 (G D G D)
A5 A5 A5 A5 D5 D5 (G D G D)(Fade)
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