Watching the Detectives / Elvis Costello ~ lyrics and guitar chords
Watching the Detectives
Elvis Costello 

Am  F (x3)
       Am                                                    F
         Nice girls, not one with a defect - cellophane shrink-wrapped, so correct
       Am                                        F
         Red dogs under her illegal legs
       Am                                                               F
         She looks so good that he gets down and begs

                                     C
                           She is watching the detectives
                                   G
                           Ooh, he's so cute
                                     C
                           She is watching the detectives
                                     G             Em        F        D/F#
                           When they shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot
                         Am
                           They beat him up until the teardrops start
                         F                                                                      C        G
                           But he can't be wounded cause he's got no heart

         Long shot of that jumping sign - invisible shivers running down my spine
         Cut the baby taking off her clothes - close-up of the sign that says "we never close"

         You snatch a tune, you a match a cigarette - she pulls the eyes out with a face like a magnet
         I don't know how much more of this I can take
         She's filing her nails while they're dragging the lake

                           She is watching the detectives
                           Ooh, he's so cute
                           She is watching the detectives
                           When they shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot
                           They beat him up until the teardrops start
                           But he can't be wounded cause he's got no heart

         You think you're alone until you realize you're in it now -
             fear is here to stay - love is here for a visit
         They call it instant justice when it's past the legal limit -
             someone's scratching at the window - I wonder who is it?

         The detectives come to check if you belong to the parents -
             who are ready to hear the worst about their daughter's disappearance
         Though it nearly took a miracle to get you to stay -
                        F     (no chord)                                 C
             it only took my little fingers to blow you away

                                         G
                           Just like watching the detectives
                           C
                           Don't get cute
                                         G
                           Just like watching the detectives
                         Am
                           Well, he gets so angry when the teardrops start
                         F                                                                      C
                           But he can't be wounded cause he's got no heart
                           G
                           Watching the detectives

                       Am                   F
                           It's just like watching the detectives
                       Am                                        F
                           Watching the detectives - watching the detectives
                           Watching the detectives - watching the detectives
                           Watching the detectives - watching the detectives...
      


  Copyright 1977
  By Elvis Costello
  My Aim Is True





   Chords:
          Am  F   C   G   Em  D/F#
      e |-0---1---0---3---0----2--
      B |-1---1---1---0---0----3--
      G |-2---2---0---0---0----2--
      D |-2---3---2---0---2----0--
      A |-0---3---3---2---2----0--
      E |-----1-------3---0----2--







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