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OFFICIALLY SPEAKING

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


NOTE: All "add9" chords have no 3rd.


    INTRO:  Aadd9 - Esus4/B - D6add9 - Esus4/B  (twice)


            Aadd9      Esus4/B
        I.  officially speaking,
                              D6add9   Esus4/B
            this cannot be disclosed,
            Aadd9           Esus4/B
            but we all have bodies
                      D6add9   Esus4/B
            under our clothes.
               Aadd9      Esus4/B
               officially speaking,
                                D6add9   Esus4/B
               genitals don't exist.
               Aadd9           Esus4/B
               their names and forms
                             D6add9   Esus4/B
               can't be broadcast.


            A                 D
 CHORUS A:  censorship is the law,
                       A         E7
            officially speaking.
            A                   D
            but like the Berlin Wall,
                      F#m     E7
            now it is leaking,
                          D
               officially speaking.


            ///// REPEAT INTRO /////


            Aadd9              Esus4/B
       II.  from the honeymoon suite
                             D6add9   Esus4/B
            to the maternity ward,
            Aadd9         Esus4/B
            the source of life
                      D6add9   Esus4/B
            must be obscured.
               Aadd9      Esus4/B
               officially speaking,
                                    D6add9   Esus4/B
               there is no birth or death.
               Aadd9         Esus4/B
               have you ever seen
                               D6add9   Esus4/B
               a first or last breath?


            A          D
 CHORUS B:  officially speaking,               
                           A       E7
            everyone is pretending
            A          D
            that human life
                                F#m     E7
            has no beginning or ending.
               A                 D
               censorship is the law,
                          A         E7
               officially speaking.
               A                   D
               but like the Berlin Wall,
                         F#m     E7
               now it is leaking,
                             D          D7
                  officially speaking.


INSTRUMENTAL:  G - C  (4x)


            ///// REPEAT INTRO /////


            Aadd9                  Esus4/B
      III.  now the canines in the kennel
                         D6add9   Esus4/B
            are wearing clothes.
                    Aadd9          Esus4/B
            they're buying Playdog magazine
                    D6add9            Esus4/B
            for the pictures, not the prose.
              Aadd9            Esus4/B
              Lassie turns and says
                         D6add9   Esus4/B
              to Rin-Tin-Tin:
                  Aadd9       Esus4/B
              "to be that civilized
                          D6add9   Esus4/B
              should be a sin."


            ///// REPEAT CHORUS B /////


INSTRUMENTAL:  G - C  (8x)


            ///// REPEAT INTRO AND FADE WITH GUITAR SOLO /////

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