Rack by Microdisney

From Microdisney’s 1987 Crooked Mile album. Written by Cathal Coughlan and Sean O’Hagan. No capo.

High Llamas - Santa Barbara

VERSE 1

[C] I [G/B] must not [Am] do this [C/G] thing
[Am7] I’ll [D] wreck my [F/G] social [G] life
[C] They’ll [G/B] disin [Am] fect my [C/G] chair and
[Am7] Claim [D] some un [F/G] civil [G] rights

[Am] They’ll [F6] say you [C6] son of a [Fmaj7] gun
[C] Old [G7] lovers [D7] pleading
[F] Why?

CHORUS 1

I’ll say [C] go and ask your [Cmaj7] friend the [F] hack
He’s [C] putting straight the [Cmaj7] record [F] track
[Dm7] Here comes the [Em7] sun
[Dm7] Black is [Bb7] back

[C] Ask him why he [Cmaj7] turns his [F] back
On the [C] innocents u [Cmaj7] pon the [F] rack
[Dm7] Saves his [G] sympathy for [F] rats

VERSE 2

[C] The [G/B] doctor [Am] is a [G] fool
[Am7] He’s [D] just a [F/G] callous [G] snob, he had
[C] Fifteen [G/B] years in a [Am] Jesuit [C/G] school, and
[Am7] Now he’s not [D] fit for [F/G] any [G] job

[Am] He just [F6] sneers and he [C6] drives a big [Fmaj7] car
[C] Is [G7] this my [D7] saviour
A [F] tale to tell

CHORUS 2

I’ll say [C] go and ask your [Cmaj7] friend the [F] hack
He’s [C] putting straight the [Cmaj7] record [F] track
[Dm7] Let’s spend the [Em7] night
[Dm7] Here it comes, get [Bb7] back

INTERLUDE

[Bb7]

VERSE 3

[C] There’s [G/B] nothing [Am] wrong with [G] me
[Am7] I [D] am just [F/G] wonder [G] ful, I’ve got
[C] Pop [G/B] songs to [Am] keep me [C/G] calm
[Am7] And [D] faithful [F/G] friends like [G] you

[Am] So if you [F6] ever [C6] need a [Fmaj7] view
[C] At my [G7] barbed wire [D7] rainbow [F]

CHORUS 3

[C] Go and ask your [Cmaj7] friend the [F] hack
He’s [C] dancing to his [Cmaj7] record [F] track
[Dm7] You para [Em7] noid
[Dm7] You para [Bb7] noid

OUTRO/FADE

[C] This is what we [Cmaj7] call a [F] rack, moron
[C] This is what we [Cmaj7] call a [F] rack
[Dm7] You’re just a [Em7] straight
[Dm7] And you asked fo [Bb7] r it

[C] This is what we [Cmaj7] call a [F] rack
[C] This is what we [Cmaj7] call a [F] rack

[Dm7] [Em7] [Dm7] [Bb7]

[C] [Cmaj7] [F] (x2)

[Dm7] [Em7] [Dm7] [Bb7]