David Byrne

Dirty Old Town Chords

David Byrne

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Dirty Old Town

Year: 1989 - Album: Rei Momo

  		 


Intro: (2x) 

F Gm Dm 
F Gm C 

Verse: 
                F                 Gm 
Well, there are sixteen people in Danny's apartment 
F                  Gm 
Sixteen people are living in there 
F                    Dm 
Remember the days of rent control 
C                 Bb 
Grandpa remembers rock and roll 

           F             Gm 
These days won't last forever 
           F               Gm 
These days won't last for long 
          F                  Gm 
You know, somebody somewhere owes us a favor 
F                            Gm 
That's how things really get done 
        C              Bb              C           Bb 
In this World of Opportunities, it's a Land of Possibilities 


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F Bb C Bb We wanna live in a dirty old town F Bb C Bb Building it up, tearing us down F Bb C Bb With our head in the clouds and our feet on the ground F Bb F Gm Dm We wanna live - dirty old town Dm F Gm C Dirty old town
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F Gm Dm F Gm C Verse: F Gm Now when the ladies come from Kansas F Gm They wear their traditional colors F Dm Today the fabrics are ragged and torn C Bb The clothes on their backs is all that they own F Gm They say, "Don't draw attention to yourself F Gm They'll tear you apart for a couple of bucks F Dm Keep you head down and keep you nose clean C Bb 'Cause people who're scared do dangerous things" F Gm These days can't last forever F Gm These days can't last for long F Gm You know someday things'll get better F Gm Somehow things'll get done C Bb C Bb In this World of Possibilities, it's the Land of Opportunities
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F Bb C Bb We wanna live in a dirty old town F Bb C Bb Building it up, tearing us down F Bb C Bb With our head in the clouds and our feet on the ground F Bb F Gm Dm We wanna live - dirty old town Dm F Gm C Dirty old town
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Verse: F Gm These days shoes are worn only on special occasions F Gm Battles are fought for fam'ly and nations F Dm Maybe you'll pray, but God isn't home C Bb And there's no guarantee that justice be done
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F Bb C Bb We wanna live in a dirty old town F Bb C Bb Building it up, tearing us down F Bb C Bb With our head in the clouds and our feet on the ground F Bb F Gm Dm We wanna live - dirty old town Dm F Gm C Dirty old town
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Outro: (Horns play melody) F Gm C (Notes are sung along) (2x) F Gm Dm F Gm C

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