Chords Of Fame

Album: Phil Ochs' Greatest Hits (1970)
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  • I found him by the stage last night
    D A
    He was breathing his last breath
    E
    A bottle of wine and a cigarette
    D A
    Was all that he had left

    "I can see you make the music
    D E
    'Cause you carry a guitar
    A
    God help the troubadour
    F#m G
    Who tries to be a star"

    G# A G A
    So play the chords of love, my friend
    G A
    Play the chords of pain
    D A
    If you want to keep your song,
    E A G A
    Don't, don't, don't, don't play the chords of fame

    I seen my share of hustlers
    As they try to take the world
    When they find their melody
    They're surrounded by the girls
    But it all fades so quickly
    Like a sunny summer day
    Reporters ask you questions
    They write down what you say

    (chorus)

    They'll rob you of your innocence
    They will put you up for sale
    The more that you will find success
    The more that you will fail
    I been around, I've had my share
    And I really can't complain
    But I wonder who I left behind
    The other side of fame

    (chorus)
    Writer/s: PHIL OCHS
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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