VERSE 1 A G Sober in the morning light D Things look so much different A A E To how they looked last night A G A pale face pressed to an unmade bed D A Like flags of many nations flying high above her head VERSE 2 A E The cellophane still on the flowers G D The telegram still in her hand A G As whispers circulate all day D A Their back-stage baby princess passed away CHORUS C#m G#m And you can cage the songbird Bm F#m But you can't make her sing C#m G#m And you can trap the free bird Bm F#m But you'll have to clip her wings E E7 E E7 `Cause she'll soar like a hawk when she flies E D E A But she'll dive like an eagle when she dies G D D A Ooh! ooh! VERSE 3 A G Promises of no more lies D Fell flat upon an empty stage A E Before the audience arrived A G A return in time to the cheaper seats D She never knew what lay beneath A Just a dated handbill they found between the sheets VERSE 4 A E Let down before the final curtain G D A shallow heart that left her cold A G She left in rouge upon the mirror D A A circled kiss to the faithful fans who'd miss her (CHORUS) A G D A Ooh! ooh! ooh!