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Conversation Piece chords

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Complete chords for Conversation Piece - David Bowie

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G  D  

G				D
I took this walk to ease my mind
    To find out what's gnawing at me
    Wouldn't think to look at me,

G			  D
		that I've spent a lot of time in education
	It all seems so long ago
G 	     D
       I'm a thinker, not a talker
	I've no-one to talk to, anyway

  G		F
I can't see the road
	C	    G
for the rain in my eyes
G  F  C  G
Ahhh ...

I live above the grocers store,
	owned by an Austrian
	He often calls me down to eat
G		D
	And he jokes about his broken English,
	tries to be a friend to me
G		D
	But for all my years of reading conversation,
	I stand without a word to say

   G		F	
I can't see the bridge
	C          G
for the rain in my eyes

(now it changes key, everything goes up 1 step)

	A	   	 E
And the world is full of life
	Full of folk who don't know me
	And they walk in twos or threes or more

A		   E
	While the light that shines above the grocer's store
	Investigates my face so rudely
A		E
	And my essays lying scattered on the floor
	Fulfill their needs just by being there
	A		E
And my hands shake, my head hurts,
    D		  A
my voice sticks inside my throat
	A	   E
I'm invisible and dumb,
    D		  A	
And no-one will recall me
	A	      G
And I can't see the water
	C	  Am7?		E	A
for the tears in my ey-y-yes

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mulletman500 539 Oct 25, 2007 01:38 PM

I absolutely love this song, although I've only got the version from the Heathen bonus disc. The chords are good, there may be one or two out a bit but I can't come up with better at the moment. Well done :)

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guillerpol 10 Sep 29, 2015 11:30 AM

hi... i think de D in "spend", "thinker", "jokes" and "spend" can hear better in Am...

And the E in "light" and "essays" sounds better with Bm...

and in the end the C on "tears" sounds better in D... then C and finish with D and A.

nice job... i love this song too... thanks...


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Kurai X 92 Jan 22, 2016 10:16 AM

That's what I came here to say. That E is a Bm (E is way off, Bm is what I instantly heard), that C is indeed D, that Am7 is a C but it continues with C and ends in an abrupt A, no D there at all.
You nice job.

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