Telling Stories

Tracy Chapman
Chords used in this song: C, D, Em, G
C
D
Em
G
[Intro]
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[Verse]
Em                              C     G                  D
There is fiction in the space between lines on a page, a memory
Em                            C           G                D
Write it down, but it doesn't mean you're not just telling stories

[Interlude]
Em  C  G  D 2x

[Verse]
Em                              C     G         D
There is fiction in the space between you and reality
Em                     C
You would do and say anything
            G                  D
to make your everyday life seem less mundane
Em                             C     G       D
There is fiction in the space between you and me.

[Solo]
Em  C  G  D 2x

[Verse]
Em                                       C     G       D
There's a science fiction in the space between you and me
Em                   C       G              D
A fabrication, grand scheme. I am the scary monster
Em                           C           G              D
Need to say it as I leave the scene in my spaceship I am laughing
Em                        C             G              D
Your remembrance of a bad dream there's no one but you standing.

[Solo]
Em  C  G  D 2x

[Bridge]
D                           C               G
Feel the pity and the pain for the ones who do not speak
D                                        C            G
Back the words you get respect and compassion and for posterity
C                    Em
Spread the words and make believe
      G          D           Em
there is truth in the space between.

[Interlude]
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[Verse]
Em                               C     G       D
There is fiction in the space between you and everybody
Em                 C             G                D
Give us all what we need. Give us one more sad, sordid story.
Em                            C     G                   D~
In the fiction of the space between sometimes a lie

is the best thing
Em       C       G                  D~
                sometimes a lie  ...  is the best thing
Em       C       G                D
                                 ...  oh, the best thing
Em       C       G                D
                                 ...  is the best thing

[Outro]
Em  C  G  D 2x

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