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An Innocent Man Chords

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[Verse 1]
C
Some people stay far away from the door
              Dm
If there's a chance of it opening up
F                         G
They hear a voice in the hall outside
                             C
And hope that it just passes by
C
Some people live with the fear of a touch
         Dm
And the anger of having been a fool
F                        G
They will not listen to anyone
                        C
So nobody tells them a lie

[Refrain]
Bb                    C/F
I know you're only protecting yourself
Bb                         F
I know you're thinking of somebody else
G
Someone who hurt you

[Verse 2]
    C
But I'm not above making up for the love
              Dm                       
You've been denying you could ever feel
F                    G             
I'm not above doing anything
                            C
To restore your faith if I can
C
Some people see through the eyes of the old
             Dm                       
Before they ever get a look at the young
F                   G             
I'm only willing to hear you cry
                         C   
Because I am an innocent man

[Chorus]
   F
I am an innocent man
         C           
Oh yes I am

[Verse 3]
C
Some people say they will never believe
           Dm
Another promise they hear in the dark
F                  G
Because they only remember too well
                                 C
They heard somebody tell them before
C
Some people sleep all alone every night
            Dm
Instead of taking a lover to bed
F                           G
Some people find that it's easier to hate
                   C
Than to wait anymore

[Refrain]
Bb                       C
I know you don't want to hear what I say
Bb                        C
I know you're gonna keep turning away
G
But I've been there and if 

[Verse 4]
C
I can survive I can keep you alive
          Dm
I'm not above going through it again
F                    G
I'm not above being cool for a while
                                    C
If you're cruel to me I'll understand
C
Some people run from a possible fight
             Dm
Some people figure they can never win
F                       G
And although this is a fight I can lose
                             C
The accused is an innocent man

[Chorus]
   F
I am an innocent man
          C
Oh yes I am
An innocent man

[Refrain]
Bb                          C
You know you only hurt yourself out of spite
Bb                           F
I guess you'd rather be a martyr tonight
G
That's your decision 

[Verse 5]
C
But I'm not below anybody I know
              Dm
If there's a chance of resurrecting a love
F                      G
I'm not above going back to the start
                                   C
To find out where the heartache began
C
Some people hope for a miracle cure
              Dm
Some people just accept the world as it is
F                       G
But I'm not willing to lay down and die
                           C
Because I am an innocent man

[Chorus]
   F
I am an innocent man
          C
Oh yes I am
An innocent man
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etsnryan 10 wrote on June 17 2016, 10:01 pm

I've never commented on a tab before but in light of so many things going on in the world today... Leverz, thank you for your time and effort. It is obvious people appreciate the work you put in. Mjstarling nobody cares what you do or do not like. Criticism should be constructive in some form or another. What didn't you like about it? What was good about it? I suck at guitar so I love that Leverez broke it down so I can actually play and sing it at the same time. Billy Joel is an amazing musician and his stuff is difficult to play on the guitar so I appreciate that the difficulty has been dialed down. Thanks.

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Leverz 205 wrote on July 30 2016, 08:03 am, edited at 08:15 am

Thank you Etsnryan for your kind words, I'm glad that both you and others enjoy and find the time I put in of some help to them.

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