Elvis Costello - The Other Side Of Summer chords

By Paul Tibbetts (ptibbett@ici.net) and Mike Hernandez (LPSTD@aol.com)

G     (320003)
Em    (022000)
Am    (x02210)
C     (x32010)
Cm    (x35543)
D     (xx0232)
F     (133211)
Cm/Eb (x6554x)
Dm    (xx0231)
Bb    (x13331)
A7    (x02020)

(anything listed in parentheses is played as single notes)

Bass Intro:

4/4 3/4 , . , . , . , . , . , . , .|-----------------|-------------||-0-----0---0-----|-------------||---------------2-|---0---------||-----------------|-------3-----|
GThe sun struggles up another beautiful day
Em AmAnd I felt glad in my own suspicious way
G C G CmYeah (yeah) yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)
G Em AmDespite the contradiction and confusion
D CFelt tragic without reason
DThere's malice and there's magic in every season
G F Em Cm/Eb>From the foaming breakers of the poisonous surf
G Em Am DThe other side of Summer
G F Em Cm/EbTo the burning forests in the hills of Astroturf
G D Am GThe other side of Summer
G D Am G
Dm Bb A7The automatic gates close up between the shanties and the palace
Dm Bb A7The blowtorch amusements, the voodoo chalice
Dm Bb A7The pale pathetic promises that everybody swallows
Dm A7 Dm (B C B A D) DA teenage girl is crying 'cos she don't look like a million dollars
(B C B A D) DSo help her if you can
(B C B A D) D'Cos she don't seem to have the attention span
Dm Bb A7Was it a millionaire who said "imagine no possessions"?
Dm Bb A7A poor little schoolboy who said "we don't need no lessons"?
Dm Bb A7The rabid rebel dogs ransack the shampoo shop
Dm A7 DmThe pop princess is downtown shooting up
(B C B A D) DAnd if that goddess
(B C B A D) Dis fit for burning
(B C B A D) DThe sun will struggle up the world will still keep turning
GMadman standing by the side of the road saying
Em Am"Look at my eyes, look at my eyes, look at my eyes, look at my eyes"
G C G CmYeah (yeah) yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)
G Em Am D CNow you can't afford to fake all the drugs your parents used to take
DBecause of their mistakes you'd better be wide awake
G FThe mightiest rose
Em Cm/EbThe absence of perfume
G EmThe casual killers
Am DThe military curfew
G FThe cardboard city
Em Cm/EbAnd an unwanted birthday
G Em Am GThe other side of summer
G F Em Cm/EbThe dancing was desperate and the music was worse
G Em Am DThey bury your dreams and dig up the worthless
G FGoodnight, God bless
Em Cm/EbAnd kiss "goodbye" to the earth
G Em Am GThe other side of summer
(repeat last line)
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