Intro (spoken) alternating Am & Emaj
Seymour Krelbourne, so finally we meet you!
This is an occassion, let's toast!
Relax! Let's talk turkey.
Sign here and we'll book you on lecturing tours."
"Be a star, dear. We're sending photographers Thursday.
So, get the plant ready, and wear a clean shirt.
Just sign this release! Aren't you thrilled?
It's the cover of Life Magazine!"
"I'm telling you son, it's a sinch to get ratings.
The title is Marvin's. The concept is mine.
The first weekly gardening show on a network.
GAnd you're gonna host it, you lucky kid! Sign!"
C FThey say the meek shall inherit.
G CYou know the book doesn't lie.
C FIt's not a question of merit.
G CIt's not demand and supply.
C FThey say the meek gonna get it.
G E"And you're a meek little guy."
AmYou know the meek are gonna get what's comin' to 'em
AmMy future's starting. I've got to let it. Stick with that plant and gee,
F my bank account will thrive.
G EWhat am I saying? No way! Forget it! It's much to dangerous To keep that plant alive.
I take these offers,That means more killing. Who knew success would come With messy nasty strings.
I sign these contracts, That means I'm willing To keep on doing Bloody, awful, evil things.
Am Am Am F ENo! No! There's only so far you can bend!
No! No! This nightmare must come to an end!
Am F E GYou've got no alternative, Seymour, old boy!
Am F G EThough it means you'll be broke again, and unemployed!
Am F E GIt's the only solution, it can't be avoided!
Am E AmThe vegetable must be destroyed!
Am ABut then, there's Audrey.
Eand impoverished as before,
F#mShe might not want me.
E AShe might not love me, anymore.
A DThey say the meek shall inherit.
(Where do I sign? )
E AYou know the book doesn't lie.
(Right on the line. )
A DIt's not a question of merit.
(That'll do fine. )
E AIt's not demand and supply.
(This copy's mine. )
A DYou'll make a fortune, we swear it.
(Couldn't go wrong. )
E F#mIf on this fact you rely!
(Bye-bye, So-Long! )
BmYou know the meek are gonna get what's comin' to them.
You know the meek are gonna get what's comin' to them.
You know the meek are gonna get what's comin' to them...