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[Intro]

    Dsus4               Fmaj7     C
E|--------3---1-3p1----------0---0-----0---0---|
B|------3-----------3--------1---------1-------|
G|----2---------------2----2-----------0-------| x3
D|--0--------------------3-----------2---------|
A|---------------------------------3-----------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

    Dsus4               Fmaj7     C
E|--------3---1-3p1----------0---0-------------|
B|------3-----------3--------1-----------------|
G|----2---------------2----2-------------------|
D|--0--------------------3-----------2---------|
A|---------------------------------3----3p0-3--|
E|---------------------------------------------|
   
   
[The chords in the verses and choruses
 are played something like this:]

    Dm           Fmaj7    C          Dm
E|------1----1-x---0----0-----0----0-1---1-3p1---1---|
B|------3----3-x---1----1-----1----1-3---3-3-----3---|
G|------2----2-x---2----2-----0----0-2---2-2-----2---|
D|--0-0----------3-----------------------------0-----|
A|------------------------3-3------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
   
   
[Verse 1]

Dm                 Fmaj7             C                      Dm
  We've all seen a man at the liquor store beggin' for your change
Dm                Fmaj7                C                   Dm
  The hair on his face is dirty, dread-locked, and full of mange
Dm          Fmaj7                 C                        Dm
  He asks a man for what he could spare, with shame in his eyes
Dm       Fmaj7           C                  Dm
  "Get a job you fucking slob," is all he replies
Dm       Fmaj7               C                  Dm
  God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in his shoes
Dm                       Fmaj7                C                Dm
  'Cause then you really might know what it's like to sing the blues
   
   
[Chorus]

Dm                Fmaj7                C      Dm
  Then you really might know what it's like...
Dm                Fmaj7                C      Dm
  Then you really might know what it's like...
Dm                Fmaj7                C      Dm
  Then you really might know what it's like...
Dm                Fmaj7                C     
  Then you really might know what it's like...

  
Then you play this: [I think he doesn't play this in the
version that's on the single, but he does in the version
I have]

   Dm            E         Dm            E 
E|------1------1/3---3----------1------1/3---5-3--|
B|--------3----3/5-5-5-5----------3----3/5-5-5-5--|
G|-2--------2--2/4-4---4---2--------2--2/4-4------|
D|-0--0--------0-----------0--0--------0----------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
   
   Dm            E         Dm
e|-------1------1/3---3----------1-----1-----1------|
B|---------3----3/5-5-5-5----------3-----3-----2----|
G|--2--------2--2/4-4---4---2--------2-----2-----3--|
D|--0--0--------0-----------0--0--------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 2]

[play like verse 1]

Dm       Fmaj7                      C                      Dm
Mary got pregnant from a kid named Tom that said he was in love
Dm       Fmaj7                      C                      
He said, "Don't worry about a thing, baby doll 
                                  Dm  
I'm the man you've been dreaming of."
Dm          Fmaj7                 C                      Dm
But 3 months later he say he won't date her or return her calls
Dm               Fmaj7                   C                      
And she swear, "God damn, if I find that man
                      Dm             
I'm cuttin' off his balls."
Dm                          Fmaj7                     
And then she heads for the clinic and
                 C                      Dm
she gets some static walking through the door
Dm               Fmaj7                      C                
They call her a killer, and they call her a sinner
                      Dm             
and they call her a whore
Dm       Fmaj7              C                  Dm
God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in her shoes
Dm                     Fmaj7                C                 Dm
'Cause then you really might know what it's like to have to choose


[Chorus]

Dm                Fmaj7                C      Dm
  Then you really might know what it's like...
Dm                Fmaj7                C      Dm
  Then you really might know what it's like...
Dm                Fmaj7                C      Dm
  Then you really might know what it's like...
Dm                Fmaj7                C     
  Then you really might know what it's like...
   
   
[Bridge]

    Dsus4               Fmaj7     C
E|--------3---1-3p1----------0---0-----0---0---|
B|------3-----------3--------1---------1-------|
G|----2---------------2----2-----------0-------|
D|--0--------------------3-----------2---------|
A|---------------------------------3-----------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

Dm
  I've seen a rich man beg
                     Fmaj7
I've seen a good man sin
                      C
I've seen a tough man cry
Dm
  I've seen a loser win
              Fmaj7
And a sad man grin
                      C
I heard an honest man lie
Dm
  I've seen the good side of bad
                    Fmaj7
And the downside of up
                 C
And everything between
Dm
  I licked the silver spoon
                      Fmaj7
Drank from the golden cup
                      C
And smoked the finest green
Dm
  I stroked the fattest dimes
                     Fmaj7
at least a couple of times
                     C
Before I broke their heart
Dm
  You know where it ends,
                 Fmaj7
yo, it usually depends
             C
on where you start
   
   
[when you've played the bridge you play this:]

   Dm            E         Dm            E 
E|------1------1/3---3----------1------1/3---5-3--|
B|--------3----3/5-5-5-5----------3----3/5-5-5-5--|
G|-2--------2--2/4-4---4---2--------2--2/4-4------|
D|-0--0--------0-----------0--0--------0----------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
   
   Dm            E         Dm
e|-------1------1/3---3----------1-----1-----1------|
B|---------3----3/5-5-5-5----------3-----3-----2----|
G|--2--------2--2/4-4---4---2--------2-----2-----3--|
D|--0--0--------0-----------0--0--------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
   
   
[Verse 3]

[play like verses 1 & 2]
Dm                  Fmaj7                
I knew this kid named Max
                       C                           Dm
who used to get fat stacks out on the corner with drugs
Dm                  Fmaj7   
He liked to hang out late
                  C                               Dm
he liked to get shit-faced and keep the pace with thugs
Dm             Fmaj7                       C                     Dm  
until late one night there was a big old fight and Max lost his head
Dm               Fmaj7                     C                   Dm  
He pulled out his chrome .45, talked some shit, and wound up dead
Dm               Fmaj7                     C                   Dm 
Now his wife and his kids are caught in the midst of all of this pain
Dm                  Fmaj7 
You know it comes that way
                             C                   Dm 
At least that's what they say when you play the game
Dm   Fmaj7                   C                   Dm 
God forbid you ever had to wake up to hear the news
Dm                     Fmaj7                C                Dm 
'Cause then you really might know what it's like to have to lose
   
   
[Chorus]

Dm                Fmaj7                C      Dm
  Then you really might know what it's like...
Dm                Fmaj7                C      Dm
  Then you really might know what it's like...
Dm                Fmaj7                C      
  Then you really might know what it's like...
           Dm   
to have to lose
                
   
[Outro]
   
   Dm                     Fmaj7
E|-----1-----1-----1----------0-----0-----0------|
B|-------3-----3-----3----------1-----1-----1----|
G|---2-----2-----2-----2----2-----2-----2-----2--|
D|-0----------------------3----------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|
   
   C                      Dm
e|------0-----0-----0----------1-----1-----3-1--|
B|--------1-----1-----1----------3-----3--------|
G|----------0-----0-----0----2-----2-----2------|
D|----2--------------------0--------------------|
A|--3-------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|
   

(repeat the outro and fade out)

            
            
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lefe34 0 May 01, 2002 08:00 PM

Take the words, thats the song

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