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3/4 time, smoothly played. C Am7 Em G Fred sits alone at his desk in the dark C Am7 Em G There's an awkward young shadow that waits in the hall Am7 F Am7 F He has cleared all his things and he's put them in boxes C G Things that remind him: 'Life has been good' Am7 F Twenty-five years he's worked at the paper C G Gsus4 G A man's here to take him downstairs C F G C And I'm sorry, Mr Jones it's time C Am7 Em G There was no party, there were no songs C Am7 Em G 'Cause today's just a day like the day that he started Am7 F Am7 F No one is left here that knows his first nAm7e C G And life barrels on like a runaway train Am7 F Where the passengers change they don't change anything C G Gsus4 G You get off; someone else can get on C F G C And I'm sorry, Mr Jones it's time Am7 Em Streetlight shines through the shades F C G/B Casting lines on the floor and lines on his face F C He reflects on the day Am7 Em Am7 Em F Em Am7 Em F Em G D Dsus4 D C Am7 Em G Fred gets his paints out and goes to the basement C Am7 Em G Projecting some slides onto a plain white Am7 F Am7 F Canvas and traces it, fills in the spaces C G He turns off the slides, and it doesn't look right Am7 F Yeah, and all of these bastards have taken his place C G Gsus4 G He's forgotten but not yet gone C F And I'm sorry, Mr Jones C F And I'm sorry, Mr Jones C F G C And I'm sorry, Mr Jones it's time __________________________________________________________________ I've put the chords all the way through 'cos it bugs me when you only get them for the first verse and have to keep checking back. I've also added the chords for the piano solo in the middle for those who want them - these haven't been included on any of the previous submissions. Enjoy!