Arrested

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Intro

D  .  .  .  E  .  .  .
D  .  A Bm  A  .  .  .

Verse

A . . . Well it was
C#m. . . Way past dawn
A7 . . . D . . . And we were thinking of moving on
A . . . Till the judge pointed out
A . . . I was overdue for a trial
E . . A E . . .
A . . . And at that
C#m. . . I was fat
A7 . . . D . . . And had nothing to recommend me
A . . . E . . . But he couldn't proceed with no record of my denial.
A . . . A7 . . .

Chorus

D . . . E7 . . . People on every side of me
A . E . F#m. E . Taking my business so seriously
D . . . E7 . . . In every way, I know they've got me bested
A . . . A7 . . .
D . . . E7 . . . Spending my time in the usual way
A . E . F#m. E . While they're marking down the time of day
D . . . E . . . I'd like to laugh, but I'd probably be arrested.
D . A . Bm . A .
E . E7. Dbm. E .
A . . . A . . .
I had thought
I had bought
All the important things that I knew I'd been taught
Till one day I found
I'd misunderstood them all
So I asked
What was right
'Cause it kept me awake the whole bloody night
But they never ever did return the call.
People on every side of me
Taking my business so seriously
In every way, I know they've got me bested
Spending my time in the usual way
While they mark down the exact time of day
I'd like to laugh, but I'd probably be arrested.
It was time
To go back
'Cause I had used up the supplies in my traveling pack
And I didn't see any point in hanging on
I was stopped
At the gate
By a lady who said it was much too late
To ever read the writing on the lawn.
People on every side of me
Taking my business so seriously
And all the time I keep on being re-tested
Watching the world as it floats away
While they've noted down the exact time of day
They say my mental growth has been arrested.