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Graham Parker IMPENETRABLE Lyrics

Last updated: 03/28/2001 04:34:11 AM

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Intro: Am / Am+9 / Em7 / Dm7 (twice)
Am+9 means hammer the B, that is, Am 577555 Am+9 577557
I'm in a trailer with some white trash.
Em7 Dm7
They're drinkin' beer and smokin' grass
There's a dumb chick with peroxide hair.
Em7 Dm7
She's got Axl Rose tattooed on her ass
They're holding me up like a trophy in a hall
Em7 Dm7
Like a deer skin or a bear's head they bought from the mall
I act like I'm with them but I'm behind a wall
Em7 Dm7
behind a wall in the darkness

Am Am+9 Em7 Dm7
Impenetrable I can't get inside of it no
Am Am+9 Em7
Impenetrable I ca - ah - ah - ah - an't
Impenetrable (riff)

I wake up in a foreign bed.
The hotel is empty the porters are dead
The maids are diseased but the manager said:
I'll buy you a drink in the bar pal
Because you're our last customer. You're our last hope
The city's deserted, the Government's broke
I act like I'm with him but I'm ready to bolt
out through the door into the darkness


Guitar solos over verse

Out in the darkness the New Year's crowd howl
It's the same celebration for 20 years now
I found myself there once alone in a crowd
And the rules haven't changed for a minute
They're hoisting an effigy up on a pole
It's someone I remember, it's someone I know
I can't place the face but when the gasoline flows
I feel the flames lick round my ankles

Fmaj7 Dm7 Fmaj7 Am
Aaaah oh aaah oh
Fmaj7 Dm7
Aaaah oh


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