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BLAMING THE MESSENGERWORDS & MUSIC: Earl P. Reinhalter
NOTE: All Aadd9 and Dadd9 chords have no 3rd.
INTRO: Amadd9 - Dmadd9 - E7 (twice) Am Aadd9 Dm Dadd9 I. Mercury trips over wings on his feet E Esus4 E Esus4 E and drops his baton like a cru - ci - fix. Am Aadd9 Dm Dadd9 the thermometer slips, my dreams in retreat: E Esus4 E Esus4 E ninety-eight, ninety-seven, ninety-six point six. Fmaj7 Fmaj7(add-5) I was tabula rasa Gsus4 G become a slave to a massa. Fmaj7 Fmaj7(add-5) you can call someone Fmaj7 Fmaj7(add-5) to fix the weather vane. Am G it's time to blame Fmaj7 Amadd9 the messenger again. ///// REPEAT INTRO ///// Am Aadd9 Dm Dadd9 II. a minute in traffic is a century late E Esus4 E Esus4 E in the glass and the steel of your mi - cro - scope. Am Aadd9 Dm Dadd9 a sympathy laugh at a minor complaint E Esus4 E Esus4 E becomes a report in an en - ve - lope. Fmaj7 Fmaj7(add-5) if the want ads were honest, Gsus4 G they would do what they promised. Fmaj7 Fmaj7(add-5) they would tell the future, Fmaj7 Fmaj7(add-5) they would tell the truth: Am G you will quit, you'll be fired, Fmaj7 Amadd9 you will throw away your youth. ///// REPEAT INTRO ///// Dadd9 CHORUS: blaming the messenger C Em/B Aadd9 (riff) is easier than fixing what's wrong. Dadd9 blaming the messenger C Em/B F/A A makes you feel so strong. Bm E you can say it was the messenger Bm Bmsus4 E blame it on the messenger G A every day I hear Bm E the same old song. Bm E you can say it was the messenger Bm Bmsus4 E blame it on the messenger G A but everybody knows Bm E it was you all along. G A (one strum) everybody knows N.C. Bm E you're what's wrong. //// REPEAT INTRO //// INSTRUMENTAL (like second half of verse): Fmaj7 - Fmaj7(add-5) - Gsus4 - G Fmaj7 - Fmaj7(add-5) - Fmaj7 - Fmaj7(add-5) Am - G - Fmaj7 //// REPEAT INTRO //// //// REPEAT CHORUS //// INSTRUMENTAL: Aadd9 (riff 4x) E(no3rd) (riff) continue riff as melody enters E(no3rd) (riff continues throughout) ENDING: Ivan Denisovich is workin' like a son-of-a-bitch. all the people stop to ask him why. Ivan Denisovich says, "I'm building a bridge over the River Kwai. that's why." (REPEAT INSTRUMENTAL MELODY OVER E(no3rd) RIFF) "every beam and trestle is straight and on the level. we all do our best, even for the devil. that's why." (REPEAT INSTRUMENTAL MELODY OVER E(no3rd) RIFF) (SLOW DOWN AND FADE TO FINAL CHORD)
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