Watching the Detectives / Elvis Costello ~ song text file
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                          Watching the Detectives

                                                            Elvis Costello

Am  F (x3)
  Am
    Nice girls, not one with a defect -
      F
      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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                Unless noted, all songs are worked out by myself.

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