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IMPRACTICAL PEOPLE

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


NOTE:   D = Dadd9(no3rd)


 INTRO:  C - Bb - F-G  (repetition)


               C            Bb        F  G
     I.  let's talk about impractical people:
               C          Bb          F  G
         let's talk about hippies and Sixties upheaval,
         C           Bb       F      G
         yelling "No rain! No rain!" at Woodstock,
         C             Bb       F  G
         painting your face and smoking pot,
         C               Bb      F G
         grow your hair alot and being where it's at ---
                C      Bb             F G
         what's more impractical than     that?


 INSTRUMENTAL:  C - Bb - F-G  (twice)


               C            Bb        F  G
    II.  let's talk about impractical people:
               C          Bb    F    G
         let's talk about women threading a needle,
         C      Bb           F  G
         sewing blouses that button in back,
         C          Bb          F    G
         makeup and jewelry and long nails that crack,
         C            Bb            F G
         wearing high-heels and decorating your flat ---
                C      Bb             F G
         what's more impractical than     that?


 INSTRUMENTAL:  C - Bb - F-G  (twice)


               D            C         G  A
   III.  let's talk about impractical people:
               D          C             G   A
         let's talk about preachers and buildings with steeples,
         D              C           G  A
         burning little candles and talking to the sky,
         D             C           G     A
         wearing nun's habits in a sweltering July,
             D               C       G   A
         and telling The All-Knowing all the latest crap ---
                D      C              G A
         what's more impractical than     that?


 INSTRUMENTAL:  D - C - G-A  (twice)


               D            C         G  A
    IV.  let's talk about impractical people:
               D          C       G  A
         let's talk about gay men having no children,
           D            C           G  A
         designing your clothes and dancing on stage,
         D        C        G  A
         keeping alive the disco age,
         D          C            G A
         doing your hair and decorating your flat ---
                D      C              G A
         what's more impractical than     that?


 INSTRUMENTAL:  D - C - G-A  (twice)


               E            D         A  B
     V.  let's talk about impractical people:
               E          D       A      B
         let's talk about me, the Stones and the Beatles.
               E          D           A   B
         let's talk about singers and players of songs.
         E          D            A    B
         what about painters and sculptors with bronze?
             E         D           A  B
         and hitting a ball with a bat ---
                E      D              A B
         what's more impractical than     that?


 INSTRUMENTAL:  E - D - A-B  (twice)


         E           D          A  B
    VI.  what about "practical" people?
               E          D           A   B
         let's talk about yuppies and legalized evil,
         E         D        A  B
         gathering every possession on earth ---
         E      D        A    B
         what a way to define your self worth ---
             E          D        A   B
         and never give anything back.
                E      D              A B
         what's more impractical than     that?


 INSTRUMENTAL:  E - D - A-B   (4x)


            E          D         A  B
   VII.  so why have impractical people?
               E        D            A    B
         you'd think evolution would mean their conclusion.
                      E         D       A B
         but have you ever seen animals making art,
         E         D          A  B
         following fashion or looking sharp?
                   E               D                 A B
         and maybe that's why they are where they're at!
                E      D              A B
         what's more impractical than     that?


 INSTRUMENTAL:  E - D - A-B   (twice)


         E      D      A    B
ENDING:  in the yuppie graveyard,
                 E          D    A  B
         all the tombstones are identical:
             E          D      A     B
         "he made money and he spent it all..."
             E          D      A     B
         "he made money and he spent it all..."
             E          D      A     B
         "he made money and he spent it all..."
             E          D      A     B
         "he made money and he spent it all..."

         (fade vocal / continue instrumental ad lib)

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