Animals — White Houses

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Date: Mon, 30 Oct 1995 06:44:09 -0700
From: brucea@tic.ab.ca (Bruce Armstrong)
Subject: /a/animals/white_houses.crd

White Houses - Animals

A G D E x 2

A G D E
White houses in neat little rows contrasting against the sky
A G D E
Tumbled down black shacks over the tracks children so hungry they could cry
A G D E
The chrome the steel the metal dream leaving the teepee to rot
A G D E
The escapist young mind left behind saving dimes for community pot

A G D
You better get straight
E A G
Better, better get straight
D E A G
I mean you better get straight right now
D E A G D E
Better get it, you better, better get straight babe


A G D E
They're crying out for love all the time but they fail to see their
neighbours eyes
A G D E
The TV is on 6 o'clock news the channel's in full colored lies
A G D E
The company meets, the President speaks he's young but his bones creak
A G D E
Young girl dresses for the high school dance and the guy next door is dyin'
for a peek


A G
Get straight
D E A G
You better, yeah, you better get straight babe
D E A G
Oh did you get what I said, I said to you
D E A
That you, you better, you better get angry
G D E
You better, you better get straight



SOLO (32 bars)


A G D E
They put a bible in the drawer of the motel room and it's crying out to be read
A G D E
But it stays right there collecting dust, no one understands what's being said
A G D E
Lovers make love in comfy boxes, what will tomorrow bring
A G D
E
They've been told that it's wrong but they don't give a damn, soon another
life it will bring


A G
You better get straight baby
D E A G
Yeah you, you better get straight baby
D E A G
Oh and I think I better get myself to get it babe
D E A G
You know what I mean I been bent so very long
D E
I wanna fly right, I wanna do it alright

etc.


Bruce