Misc Soundtrack – Fame - The Teachers Argument chords

ONG: The Teacher's Argument
ARTIST: Michael Gore

From the musical, Fame

Dm Dm/C Artists are special celestial fools
Dm/B A# blessed with the talent for breaking the rules
Dm /C /B A# Gm7 I'm fit for confinement in cubicle schools
A#/C Am/C Gm/C artists are
A#/F Fspecial
Dsus/E A7sus A7
Dm /C Artists are people not primitive fools
Dm/B /A# they learn what to do before breaking the rules
Dm/A /G# C/G F Dm7 they know that the brain is the finest of tools
F/G Em/G Dm/G artists are
F/C Cpeople
D# C7 Whether in theatre or music or dance
D# C7 they have to be given the chance
A# Am Gm to fly by the seat of their pants
Gmto develop their minds and be nurtured
A7suslike plants
A7sus A7
DmArtists are part of the same human race
as everyone else in the same bloody place
F/A /G# C/G F D7 you learn to survive or you fall on your face
Gm C artist or not
A7 Dm (5 bars)artist or not
A7sus A7 Fm7 I've seen them come and go for all these years
Fm7 D#maj7kids with no talent for anything more than carrying spears
another year another shipment
C#/G F#/C C7b5lacking the drive or the style or the basic equipment
Fno3rd this one is different. Ano3rd
D F#7 Bm A And i can see me then, unremarkable me
D D7 the kid in the ballet class
G C# the princess i wanted to be
F#m F tutu and pointe shoes
Em D# hair in a bun
A# D# completely unnoticed
A7sus4as if i were no one
Dm /C this one is different i tell you
G/B Gm/A# A7 this one can dance
Dmthis one is special i tell you
A# G Cno3rd (5 bars) give him a chance Fno3rd Gno3rd (2 bars) What did they tell me when i was a girl Learn... Day after day when i was a girl Learn...
BThe land of dreams waits over the meadow
C#if you can find a way
out of the ghetto
D Elearn, learn
A G Dput your faith in books
that will protect you
A G Dput your faith in books
and a mind of your own
A G D C neither charm or looks
will make them respect you you must learn to stand you must learn to stand alone this one is different put your faith in books this one can dance put your faith in books artists are special artists are people this one must have the chance this one must have the chance.
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