James McMurtry

Painting By Numbers

James McMurtry

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Painting By Numbers

	  		
Verse 

E                B 
The gates of the schoolyard 
    B             E 
Are padlocked and chained 
E               B           F#         E 
To keep all the children in out of the rain 
E                 B 
The art teacher's preaching 
B                     E 
The virtues of pastel shades 
E          B                F#              E 
You pay no attention but it won't hurt your grades 

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E B 'cause you're painting by numbers B E Connecting the dots E B They don't have to tell you F# E You don't call the shots E B You jump when they say jump B E And you don't ask how high E B F# E 'cause painting by numbers they know you'll get by E B F# E Painting by numbers they know you'll get by
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Verse E B You take a position B E In the old man's firm E B He signs all the papers F# E You agree to the terms E B They let you run errands B E And you don't get days off E B F# E You take off the garbage and hope it pays off
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E B 'cause you're painting by numbers B E Connecting the dots E B You work from neck down F# E You don't call the shots E B You jump when they say jump B E And you don't ask how high E B F# E 'cause painting by numbers they know you'll get by E B F# E Painting by numbers they know you'll get by
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Verse E B You might be in grad school B E Up at M.I.T E B You might be down in the canal zone F# E Being all that you can be E B You might get to thinking B E You're ahead of the game E B But when you break it all down F# E It all comes out the same
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E B 'cause you're painting by numbers B E Connecting the dots E B You work from neck down F# E More often than not E B You jump when they say jump B E And you don't ask how high E B F# E 'cause painting by numbers they know you'll get by E B 'cause you're painting by numbers B E Connecting the dots E B You work from neck down F# E You don't call the shots E B You jump when they say jump B E And you don't ask how high E B F# E Painting by numbers they know you'll get by E B F# E Painting by numbers they know you'll get by E B F# E Painting by numbers they know you'll get by
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