Brandon Flowers – Clocks chords

G C D C Am D

G The teacher had you write a letter, you were eight years old
CAbout the man that you'd become and the positions you'd hold
D CBut this was long before you and Jackie Geronimo met
Am DIn the Prelude Park at midnight
GNow when it came to bells and whistles, Jackie did not lack
CAnd when she kissed you on the kisser, boy, you kissed her back
D CNow you tell her that you love her and she cuts you slack
Am DWhen you drink with your buddies on the weekend
C DAnd the weeks fly by and the years roll on
G G/f# Em D CYou spend your whole life dropping nickels in the bucket, Wakin' up at dawn
Am B Em D/CAnd while Jackie bestowed the joys of fingerlickin'
D C C/B C/A GThe clock up on the wall was tickin'
GYou got yourself a job cleaning hospital floors
CBut Jackie had a baby, then she had five more
D CThey'd pay you just enough to drag your ass to the store
Am DTo buy bread, milk and Better Homes & Gardens
GJackie flips the pages and she dreams little dreams
CA cottage in the country built with real wood beams
D CThere's a baby in the bedroom, he's starting to scream
Am DShe holds him though he probably won't remember
C DAnd the weeks fly by and the years roll on
G G/f# Em D CSometimes dreams are all you got to keep you going when the day gets long
Am B Em D/CAnd you gave up so many just to make a livin'
D C C/B C/A GThat clock up on the wall was tickin'
GNow the kids are all grateful when they left the nest
CAnd Jackie wasn't perfect but she did her best
D CYou cease the opportunity to get you some rest
Am DBut you can't sleep on account of screaming grandkids
GThe golden years are meant to leave a gleam in your eye
CYou're starting to discover it's a great big lie
D CThey work you like a dog til you quit or you die
Am DBut you can't quit cause Jackie needs the benefits
C DAnd the weeks fly by and the years roll on
G G/f# Em D CThey say patience is a virtue but the doctor says she don't have long
Am B Em D/CYou stood up and tried your damndest not to listen
D C C/B C/A GBut that clock up on the wall was tickin'.
G CWhen they told you to clear the room, that's when it hit you
G DYou watched as the caravan took your sweetheart away
G CThe arguments and fights and money troubles seem so worthless
G D GAs the kids throw yellow roses on her grave
C DAnd the weeks fly by and the years roll on
G G/f# Em D CThe house is quiet now and everything inside seems to know she's gone
Am B Em D/CThere's a picture of you both sixteen years old just kissing
D C C/B C/A GAnd that clock up on the wall was tickin'
GYou always thought she had a chance and it was somewhere hidden
CNow you've come to the conclusion that she never did
D C… … … … ...
Am DHave a chance, that is...
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