Mice and Men

Intro:  G  D

G
Everyone's waiting for their ship to come in
                                    C
And they wring their hands and they drum their fingers
       G
On the walls that they built to be safe from the wind
         Am        G          C           G
But they can't see out and no one can see in
        C                        G       D
And the world goes marching to a million drums
    Am                   D
Without a leader for the band

                   G                    D
And all the clever plans of mice and of men
     F                      D
Blow away like a child's balloon
              G                    D
"Life's but a song," the poet once said
       C
But we never sing it
                           G D  G
If we never even learn the tune

G   D

G
Everyone's scuffling to be King of the Hill
                                   C
And they shoot their guns and they blow their trumpets
        G
But the grand coronation is a short lived thrill
         Am            G             C         G
'Cuz the king's got no clothes so he dies of a chill
        C                        G       D
And the world goes marching to a million drums
    Am                   D
Without a leader for the band

                   G                    D
And all the clever plans of mice and of men
       F                 D
Tangle up like a ball of string
          G                  D
Try as we might to simply pretend
          C
They were so important
                            G D  G
They never really changed a thing

Interlude:
C   F   D  Am  C   G
G   D

G
Everyone's clawing for their piece of the pie
                                      C
And they stab at the crust with their forks and fingers
          G
And their tongues roll back from the bitter surprise
            Am           G                  C          G
And they're spitting out feathers while the blackbirds fly
        C                        G       D
And the world goes marching to a million drums
    Am                   D
Without a leader for the band

                   G                    D
And all the clever plans of mice and of men
     F                   D
Blow away like a child's balloon
              G                    D
"Life's but a song," the poet once said
       C
But we never sing it
                   G                    D
And all the clever plans of mice and of men
       F                 D
Tangle up like a ball of string
          G                  D
Try as we might to simply pretend
          C
They were so important
They were so important, yeah
They were so important
                            G  D   G
They never really changed a thing

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