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From The High Llamas’ 1994 Gideon Gaye album. Written by Sean O’Hagan. No capo.

 
INTRO:

G++Dm7

VERSE 1:

GIf funny looks don’t get you Bmdown
Cmaj7You could Bmget on in this Cmaj7town+D7
GThe drivers crawl along the Bmcurb
Cmaj7The thought of Bmwalking’s quite abCmaj7surd+Bm
Cmaj7The dumbest Bmthing I’ve ever Em7heard+D6

 
CHORUS:

Am7Checking in and C /Dchecking Gmaj7out
EmWhy be Dshy when you can Dmkick the Ccan and A7shout?

G++Dm7
G++Dm7
G++Dm7
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VERSE 2:

GThe living church must move aBmlong
Cmaj7The CarmeBmlites could use a Cmaj7song+D7
GA blessing, Father, if you Bmplease
Cmaj7Help the Bmhopeless in their Cmaj7need+Bm
Cmaj7They don’t Bmneed this kind of Em7sleaze+D6

 
CHORUS:

Am7Checking in and C /Dchecking Gmaj7out
EmWhy be Dshy when you can Dmkick the Ccan and A7shout?

G++Dm7
G++Dm7
G++Dm7
G++Dm7

BRIDGE:

C7Here’s a man whose run the marathon
C7Sad and lonely now it’s been and Ggone+Dm7++G++Dm7
C7Let me check upon my family
C7I wonder, do they still remember me
B♭I’m on E♭the run, Gon the C /Dfun run

 
VERSE 3:

GGifted artists need reBmspect
Cmaj7True colBmlectors must colCmaj7lect+D7
GThere behind those rusty Bmgates
Cmaj7Dodgy Bmsculptured license Cmaj7plates+Bm
Cmaj7The gifted Bmsit around and Em7wait+D6

 
CHORUS:

Am7Checking in and C /Dchecking Gmaj7out
EmWhy be Dshy when you can Dmkick the Ccan and A7shout?

 
FADE:

G++Dm7