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From the High Llamas’ 1992 Santa Barbara album. Written by Sean O’Hagan. No capo.

 
VERSE 1:

Em7Back in the Cmaj7eighties
Fmaj7The air smelled like Dm7roses
Em7I flew my Am7big black balDm7loon+A♭dim
Em7As an acA7countant, Fmaj7over the Dm7city
Em7Staring Am7straight at the moonA♭dim

Bmaj7Then all my Amaj7friends quit smoking
ESaying an E♭m7ill wind A♭m7had set C#m7in
E♭mNone of A♭m7us can C#win

C#maj7++F#++A
C#maj7++F#++A

VERSE 2:

Em7I started Cmaj7drinking
Fmaj7In city gymDm7nasiums
Em7Hanging Am7out with the Dm7guys+A♭dim

Bmaj7Now all the Amaj7streets are empty
ENo one E♭mcalls I’m A♭m7eating +C#m7in
E♭mApri+A♭m7cots from C#tins

 
OUTRO/FADE:

C#maj7++F#++A