Genius by Microdisney

From Microdisney’s 1985 The Clock Comes Down the Stairs album. Written by Cathal Coughlan and Sean O’Hagan. No capo.

High Llamas - Santa Barbara

INTRO

[D7] Down the [C7] hallway [D7] there’s a door standing [Bbmaj7] open
[F] The room be [Gm7] yond it [C] is dark and [Bb] quiet
[Gmaj7] And she knows just [Fmaj7] what you’ve done
[Gmaj7] And she also [Fmaj7] knows who with
[Am] She’ll make herself for [Bm] get [Em7]
[Bbmaj7] What are you [C/D] feeling
[Gmaj7] Well can you justi [Fmaj7] fy it now
[Gmaj7] Why don’t you take it [Fmaj7] to the end
[Am] Are you scared or [Bm] vain [Em7]
[Bbmaj7] Go tell the [C/D] world how

CHORUS

[Am7] You’re a genius, [Bm] you’re a [Em] giant
[Am7] You’re a prince, you [Bm] are the [Em] Pope
The [Am7] things you feel are [Bm] just a [Em] joke
So [Am7] burn burn [Bm] bu [Em] rn

VERSE 2

[D7] They filmed your [C7] party, [D7] you were the [Bbmaj7] centre
[F] You had your [Gm7] bottle, [C] you met new [Bb] people
[Gmaj7] She took you off to [Fmaj7] see her house
[Gmaj7] And her teenage [Fmaj7] daughters there
[Am] But after evening [Bm] meal [Em7]
[Bbmaj7] You started [C/D] dying

CHORUS

[Am7] You’re a genius, [Bm] you’re a [Em] giant
[Am7] You’re a prince, you [Bm] are the [Em] Pope
The [Am7] things you feel are [Bm] just a [Em] joke
So [Am7] burn burn [Bm] bu [Em] rn

BRIDGE

[D] [G] Then the mother and daughters cried [E] “Don’t leave us”
[Gm] But I ran anyway [Bb]
[D] So they said “Come back [G]
You’re a visionary [E] genius
And a beautiful, [Bb6] sensuous man” [C7]

VERSE 3

[Gmaj7] The English toy town’s [Fmaj7] looking well
[Gmaj7] William Blake fans [Fmaj7] sipping halves of [Am] ale
They’re so pro [Bm] found [Em7]
[Bbmaj7] They’re all one [C/D] colour
[Gmaj7] But she came from [Fmaj7] rocks and rain
[Gmaj7] Where the people [Fmaj7] have no pride or [Am] hope
And you’re oozing [Bm] both [Em7]
[Bbmaj7] Now they won’t [C/D] help you

CHORUS

[Am7] You’re a genius, [Bm] you’re a [Em] giant
[Am7] You’re a prince, you [Bm] are the [Em] Pope
The [Am7] things you feel are [Bm] just a [Em] joke
So [Am7] burn burn [Bm] bu [Em] rn

CHORUS

[Am7] You’re a genius, [Bm] you’re a [Em] giant
[Am7] You’re a prince, you [Bm] are the [Em] Pope
The [Am7] things you feel are [Bm] just a [Em] joke
So [Am7] bur [Bm] [Em] n

OUTRO/FADE

[Am] [C] [G] (x6)

[Am] [Cmaj7] [G] I am God
[Am] [Cmaj7] I bring you [G] an instant picnic
[Am] [Cmaj7] [G] Picnic! Picnic!
[Am] [Cmaj7] [G] Picnic!
[Am] Picnic! [Cmaj7] [G] Picnic!
[Am] [Cmaj7] Picnic! [G]
[Am] Picnic! [Cmaj7] Picnic! Picnic! [G]
[Am] Picnic!] [Cmaj7] [G]