Sad Vicious

April 25, 2015

vicious

Whether in Harleywood or on the road somewhere, rock and roll is a vicious game.

I like this song because the video reflects that reality. The “tattoo too” tune:

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Into The Great Wide Open – 1991

from Chordie

Em Em7 Em6 Em
Eddie waited  till he finished high school
Em Em7 Em6 Em
He went to Hollywood, got a tattoo
Am
He met a girl out there with a tattoo too
G F C pause: C C G G C C
The future was wide open.
Verse:
Em Em7 Em6 Em
They moved into a place they both co uld afford
Em Em7 Em6 Em
He found a nightclub he could work at the door
Am
She had a guitar and she taught him some chords
G F C pause: C C G G C C
The sky was the limit.
Chorus:
G C D G Em D Am
Into the great wide open, under them skies of blue
G C D G F Em A
Out in the great wide open,    a rebel with out a clue.
Verse:
Em Em7 Em6 Em
The papers said Ed always played from the heart
Em Em7 Em6 Em
He got an agent and a roadie na med Bart
Am
They made a record and it went in the charts
G F C pause: C C G G C C
The sky was the limit.
Verse:
Em Em7 Em6 Em
His leather jacket had chains that would jingle
Em Em7 Em6 Em
They both met movie stars, partied and mingled.
Am
Their A&R man said “I don’t hear a single.”
G F C pause: C C G G C C
The future was wide open.
Chorus 2X:
G C D G Em D Am
Into the great wide open, under them skies of blue
G C D G F Em A
Out in the great wide open, a rebel with out a clue.
G C D G Em D Am
Into the great wide open, under them skies of blue
G C D G F Em A
Out in the great wide open, a rebel with out a clue.
(Instrumental: Play the intro riff and end with 3xC strum down+up then 4xG strum down+up! Repeat the C, G strum pattern.)
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A Am C D Em Em6 Em7 F G

variations – click chord images
April Wine – Rock N’ Roll Is A Vicious Game 1978
GordonYYZ Pearson
Consider yourself warned. Chords & lyrics from Pat Scott via Chordie:
C F C F
He rocked his way through yesterday , Lord he thought he had a  chance
C F Dm G
He played guitar and wrote some  tunes, of love and romance
Dm G C F
He did his share of trave lin’, like a dog with out a home
Dm G C Am
A f ugitive who would rather g ive, a star that n ever shone
Am, D Am, D
Isn’t it a pity, isn’t it a shame
Dm
No one ever warned th e boy
C D G,D,C
Rock n’ roll is a vicious game, oh yeah
He said he wouldn’t get led around, or caught up in the games
Or end up in a gallery, of faces with no names
And rock ‘n’ roll was in his soul, and music was a friend
He recorded a song that made us sing along, and he was on the road again
Isn’t it a pity, isn’t it a shame
No one ever warned the boy C D
Rock n’ roll is a vicious game, oh oh, oh yeah, oh oh
Am G F
Stage fright, ooh, and long bl ack limousines
Bb F G
He’s pus hing himself a way too h ard, or so it seems
(harmonica solo) G,D,C
He opened up his heart to us, he gave us what he could
We symphathized and harmonized, he made us all feel good
But it’s funny how those things can change, and time can pass us by
Songs that moved us so easily, no longer make us cry
Now isn’t it a pity, isn’t it a shame
No one ever warned the boy
Rock n’ roll is a vicious game, oh oh, oh
Oh yeah, oh, oh oh oh, oh, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
My my my, rock ‘n roll is a vicious game, yeah
Rock ‘n’ roll, rock ‘n’ roll, yeah, yeah, yeah, ooh
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