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Tom Robinson – War Baby tab
War Baby by Tom Robinson (The chord I have marked A* doesn't sound quite right. Can anyone figure out the correct The Gmaj7 - G6 is quick change back and forth.) (A 555555 Bb 666666 B 777777 A* - 055777 Gmaj7 - 320002 G6 320000 Em 0220000) A Bb B A* Gmaj7 G6 G6 Em [A Bb B]Only the very young and the very beautiful can be so aloof [A*]Hanging out with the boys, all swagger and poise [Gmaj7]I don't even care [G6]what other people are [Gmaj7]there[G6] I just [Em]stare and stare and stare[A Bb B] I see your shadow in the swimming pool I see your [A*]face in the shaving mirror Time and time and time again [Gmaj7]I follow your foot[G6]steps so [Gmaj7]quietly up the back[G6]stairs [Em]And I hope and I pray you're never going to find me [A]there [Bb B] Smooth skin and tenderness long ago on a dark night Wish I could [A*]see you once again just to remember it was true I [Gmaj7]want to be still beside [G6]you - [Gmaj7]quiet and still beside [G6]you [Em]Listening to your breathing and feeling your warmth again [A Bb B] War baby [A*]- you were a War baby [Gmaj7]- this [G6]means War baby - I'm [Em]scared, so scared Of whatever it is you keep [A]putting me [Bb]through [B] I don't think I could stand another ten years of this fighting All this stabbing and wounding - only getting my own back I don't want to batter you to your feet and knees and elbows When I'm kneeling like a candle at the foot of my own bed Corresponding disasters every night on the TV Sickening reality keeps gripping me in its guts All my friends talk and joke and laugh about Armageddon But like a nightmare it's still waiting there at the end of every day War baby... etc. I don't think I could stand another ten years of this fighting All this stabbing and wounding - only getting my own back But later that same evening we were out in the car talking When I suddenly wondered who the hell it was we were trying to fool Cos you were the first one that I ever wanted And it's you I come home to at the end of every day Like a mother-sucking baby, demanding and so helpless A little old balding man, all wrinkles and bulging eyes War baby... etc.