Elton John – Better Off Dead chords

Chords
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Better Off Dead - Elton John

Refer to recording for intro, bridge, and outro rhythms.

INTRO:
Ab/C Db F/A Bbm F Gb Ab/C Db (2x)

VERSE
Db Gb DbThere was a face on a hoarding that someone had drawn on
Gb Db/FAnd just enough time for the night to pass by without warning
Eb Ab GbAway in the distance there's a blue flashing light
Bbm Ab DbSomeone's in trouble somewhere tonight
Gb/Db Db Ab GbAs the flickering neon stands ready to fuse
Gb/Db Db Ab Bbm The wind blows away all of yesterday's news
Ab/C Db F/A Bbm F Gb Ab/C Db VERSE
Db Gb DbWell they've locked up their daughters and they battened the hatches
Gb Db/FThey always could find us but they never could catch us
Eb Ab GbThrough the grease streaked windows of an all night cafe
Bbm Ab DbWe watched the arrested get taken away
Gb/Db Db Ab GbAnd that cigarette haze has ecology beat
Gb/Db Db Ab Bbm Bbmsus4 BbmAs the whores and the drunks filed in from the street
CHORUS
F Bbm Bbm/Ab'Cause the steam's in the boiler the coal's in the fire
Gb Ab DbIf you ask how I am then I'll just say inspired
F Bbm Bbm/AbIf the thorn of a rose is the thorn in your side
Ebm Ab DbThen you're better off dead if you haven't yet died
BRIDGE: Db Ab/C Db F/A Bbm F Gb Ab/C Db (x2) INSTRUMENTAL VERSE - VOICE "OOH/AH" CHORUS
F Bbm Bbm/Ab'Cause the steam's in the boiler the coal's in the fire
Gb Ab DbIf you ask how I am then I'll just say inspired
F Bbm Bbm/AbIf the thorn of a rose is the thorn in your side
Ebm Ab DbThen you're better off dead if you haven't yet died
OUTRO: Db Ab/C Db F/A Bbm F Gb Ab/C Db (x2)
Ab/C DbBetter off dead
F/A BbmBetter off dead
Db/F GbBetter off dead
Ab/C DbBetter off dead (x2)
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