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Cry If You Want

By The Who

>From It's Hard, 1982

Written by Pete Townshend ©1982 Towser Tunes Inc./Eel Pie Publishing Ltd.

 

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transcribed by

litgo@aol.com 09-28-1997

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A5 x02255

G/A x00033

D/A x04232

A/G 3x22xx

Dsus4/C x30233

A7 x02020

A7sus4 x02030

 

||:A5 | | G/A | D/A:||

 

A

Once it was just innocence

Brash ideas and insolence

G/A D/A

But you will never get away

A

With the things you say today

 

G/A D/A A G/A D/A

But you cry if you want

 

A A A/G A A A/G A A A/G A A D

Don't you get embarrassed when you read the precious things you said

A A A/G A A/G A A/G A D

Many many years ago when life appeared rosy red

A A A A/G A A D

No one ever shared your bed

A A A/G A A D

Nothing ever filled your head

A A A A/G A D

Except yourself and little Ted

A A A/G A D

And scary dreams that you were dead

D

Don't you want to hide your face

Dsus4/C

When going through your teenage looks

D

Read the kind of crap you wrote

Dsus4/C

About ban the bomb and city crooks

D

Think about how long it took

Dsus4/C

To get over that sudden yuk

D

When in the mirror you would look

Dsus4/C

Well now my son you're well in stook

 

A G/A

Cry if you want

D

Cry if you want

A G/A

Cry if you want

D

Cry if you want

 

 

Didn't you writhe in anger when you saw the man in his big car

Didn't you drive a banger and a gallon didn't get you far

Should have been a famous star

But that ain't what you really are

You could shout your last hurrah

While they are propping up the bar

 

Maybe things were better then

Before you led a promised life

Rash commitments heavy raps

And left-wing spiel all compromised

You fall in love with other's wives

Drive 'em nuts with empty lies

Angry 'cause you lost the prize

Forgot the color of their eyes

 

[repeat chorus]

 

[bridge; implied chords]

 

|| A7 | A7sus4 | A7 | A7sus4 ||

 

[piano lick]

||---------------9------10------||

||-------8-10-8----10-8----10-8-||

||.6-7-8-----------------------.||

||.----------------------------.||

||------------------------------||

||------------------------------||

|| ||

||[synth lick] ||

||------------------------------||

||---------------2------3-------||

||.------0-2--0----2--0---2-0--.||

||.--0-2-----------------------.||

||-4----------------------------||

||------------------------------||

 

A7 A7sus4

Let your tears flow

A7 A7sus4

Let your past go

 

Don't you get embarrassed when you think about the way you were

Yesterday the day before when you were young with much to learn

Aren't you glad it's your last term

No more acting lowly worm

You can make the suckers squirm

When you tell 'em how much you earn

 

Don't you feel ashamed at all the bitterness you feel inside

Does your ego save your face

I had a go, I really tried

Now you know your leaders lied

Does it stop you acting snide or are you still a boy that cried

Tears now surely long since dried

 

[repeat chorus]

 

||:A A/G | A | D | :||[to fade]

 

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litgo@aol.com

 

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