Living a Lie

Living a Lie

Living a Lie


From the album ĒCharmerĒ 2012

INTRO : G F Am

G                           Cm          G
You can see yourself in the side mirror
        Em
Tossing your hair
C            Am 
If no one is there
C          Am
Why do you care
G                                Cm         G
Though I let you think there was no witness to
       Em
All of your crimes
C                 Am
  I knew what you were
C               Am
  A climber who climbs

    G         Em
Iím living a lie
C               Am
  Youíre living it too
C                 Am
  Cause I live it with you
    G          Bm
Iím living a lie
Em              Am
  A lie I canít tell
      G          F            Am
So we wait for a crack in the shell

G                            Cm      G
No one bears a grudge like a boy genius
          Em
Just past his prime
C             Am
  Gilding his cage
C            Am
  A bar at a time
    G                        Cm         G
For every open arm there's a cold shoulder
        Em
Waiting to turn
C           Am
  People to blame
C            Am
  Bridges to burn

    G         Em
Iím living a lie
C               Am
  Youíre living it too
C                 Am
  Cause I live it with you
    G          Bm
Iím living a lie
Em              Am
  A lie I canít tell
      G          F            Am
So we wait for a crack in the shell
 
  C             G        C               
A girl comes around at a time when your ground
      G        F           C
Is as shaky as leaves on a tree
   Am        G         C      Am
Creating for you a persona or two
      G           F      C
Or an out-and-out mythology
            Am       G             C
Now thereís too many cooks but you like how it looks
             G          F            C
When theyíre bowing and calling you ďBossĒ
        Am          G          C           Am
But the powers that were, were invested in her
        G             F      C       Am
And now winning means taking a loss

    G         Em
Iím living a lie
C               Am
  Youíre living it too
C                 Am
  Cause I live it with you
    G          Bm
Iím living a lie
Em              Am
  A lie I canít tell
      G          F            Am
So we wait for a crack in the shell
        G          F            Am
Yeah we wait for a crack in the shell
 

By Aimee Mann and Paul Bryan