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When I Was A Boy chords

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G
I wont forget when Peter Pan
G/B
Came to my house, took my hand
C
I said, "I was a boy"
G/B                     D
Im glad he didnt check

G
I learned to fly, I learned to fight
G/B
I lived a whole life in one night
C
We saved each others lives
G/B                     D
Out on the pirates deck

C
And I remember that night
G               G/B                                     C
When Im leaving a late night with some friends
G/B                 C
And I hear somebody tell me
G/B                             D
Its not safe, someone should help me
C                     D              G
I need to find a nice man to walk me home

G/B
When I was a boy
I scared the pants off of my mom
C                                       D
Climbed what I could climb upon

C                               G/B
And I dont know how I survived
G/B                                     C               
I guess I knew the tricks that all boys knew
        G/B             D
And you can walk me home
C       D       G/B
But I was a boy, too

I was a kid that you would like
Just a small boy on her bike
Riding topless, yeah
I never cared who saw

My neighbor come outside
To say, "Get your shirt,"
I said "No way, it's the last time
I'm not breaking any law"

C                               G/B
And now I'm in this clothing store
G/B                             C
And the signs say less is more
                        G/B             D       
More that's tight means more to see
C               G/B                     D
More for them, not more for me
C               D                               G/B
That can't help me climb a tree in ten seconds flat

When I was a boy, see that picture? That was me
Grass-stained shirt and dusty knees
And I know things have gotta change
G/B                                     C                       G
They got pills to sell, they've got implants to put in
G/B                             D               C
They've got implants to remove

        G/B     D
But I am not forgetting
C       D       G/B
That I was a boy too


And like the woods where I would creep
It's a secret I can keep
Except when I'm tired
'Cept when I'm being caught off guard

And I've had a lonesome awful day
The conversation finds its way
To catching fire-flies
Out in the backyard

C                               G/B
And I so tell the man I'm with
G/B                     C
About the other life I lived
      G/B               D
And I say now you're top gun
C       G/B                     D
I have lost and you have won
C               D               G/B
And he says, "Oh no, no, can't you see

When I was a girl, my mom
And I we always talked
And I picked flowers
Everywhere that I walked

D
And I could always cry  
G/B                                     C
Now even when I'm alone I seldom do

C           D           G/B
And I have lost some kindness
C      D      G/B
But I was a girl too
C      D      G/B
And you were just like me
C      D      G
And I was just like you


            
            
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