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James Billy Joel

|Dm7|Gm7|C|F C/E|

|Dm7|Gm|C|F A7|

|Dm7|Gm7|C|F A7|

Dm7 Gm7 C

James... we were always friends,

F Cm D7

From our childhood days

Gm7 C

And we made our plans,

F Dm7 G F C

And we had to go our separate ways.

F7/9 Bb

I went on the road

E7 A

You pursued an education.

Dm7 Gm7 C

James...do you like your life,

F Cm D7

Can you find release,

Gm7 C

And will you ever change

F Dm7 G F C

Will you ever write your masterpiece.

F7/9 Bb

Are you still in school

E7 A

Living up to expectations...

|Dm|Bbmaj7|Am7|

James...

Abmaj7 Gm7

You were so relied upon

C9sus Bb F A

everybody knows how hard you tried

|Dm|Bbmaj7|Am7|

Hey...

Ab Gm7

just look at what a job you've done

C9sus C Asus4 A

Carrying the weight of family pride.

Dm7 Gm7 C

James... you've been well behaved,

F Cm D7

You've been working so hard

Gm7 C

But will you always stay

F Dm7 G F C

Someone else's dream of who you are.

F7/9 Bb

Do what's good for you

E7 A

or you're not good for anybody...

James

|Dm7|Gm7|C|F C/E|

|Dm7|Gm7|C7|F A7|

|Dm7|F C|

F7/9 Bb

I went on the road

E7 A

You pursued an education...

|Dm|Bbmaj7|Am7|

James...

Abmaj7 Gm7

How you gonna know for sure

C9sus Bb F A

everything was so well organized.

|Dm|Bbmaj7|Am7|

Hey...

Ab Gm7

now everything is so secure,

C9sus C Asus4 A

and everybody else is satisfied.

Dm7 Gm7 C

James... do you like your life,

F Cm D7

Can you find release

Gm7 C

And will you ever change,

F Dm7 G F C

When will you write your masterpiece.

F7/9 Bb

Do what's good for you

E7 A

or you're not good for anybody...

James...

|Dm7|Gm7|C|F C/E|

|Dm7|Gm|C7|F A7|

|Dm7|Gm7|C|F C/E|

|Dm7| Gm7|C|F A7|

|Dm7|Gm7|F C|Bb/F F|

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