The Obvious Child

                     G
I'm accustomed to a smooth ride
   D           G         D        G
Or maybe I'm a dog who's lost its bite
          D       G  C                      F    C
I don't expect to be treated like a fool no more
          G       D                 D
I don't expect to sleep through the night
     D      C     G       D       G
Some people say a lie's a lie's a lie
    D G   C
But l say why
             F       C
Why deny the obvious child?
             F        C     G
Why deny the obvious child?

         D           G    C    G
And in remembering a road sign
       D     C     G         D     G     C F C
I am remembering a girl when I was young
       G
And we said
      D         G
These songs are true
      D        G
These days are ours
      D          G
These tears are free
    D   G C
And hey
                    F   C
The cross is in the ballpark
                    F   C    G
The cross is in the ballpark

We had a lot of fun
                      D C
We had a lot of money
   G                                                   D C
We had a little son and we thought we'd call him Sonny
           D           G
Sonny gets married and moves away
C           D        G
Sonny has a baby and bills to pay
C          D
Sonny gets sunnier
G             C      D   G
Day by day by day by day

          D      C     G
I've been waking up at sunrise
          D             G      D        G
I've been following the light across my room
  D     G   C                 F       C  G   D G
I watch the night receive the room of my day
     D      C       G      D        G
Some people say the sky is just the sky
    D G   C
But I say
             F       C
Why deny the obvious child?
             F       C      G C/G G
Why deny the obvious child?

C/G   G    C  G   D          C
Sonny sits by his window and thinks to himself
    D    G       C    G    D              C
How it's strange that some rooms are like cages
   D    G   C    G    D
Sonny's yearbook from high school
   C
Is down from the shelf
D      C G   D                 C
And he idly thumbs through the pages
     Ab   Bbm
Some have died
          G
Some have fled from themselves
   C    G    D    G    D  G   D
Or struggled from here to get there
C     G  C    G D          C
Sonny wanders beyond his interior walls
         G    C       G   D              C
Runs his hand through his thinning brown hair

                          G
Well I'm accustomed to a smoother ride
D           G          D        G
Maybe I'm a dog that's lost its bite
          D       G  C                      F    C
I don't expect to be treated like a fool no more
          G       D         D
I don't expect to sleep the night
     D      C     G      D      G
Some people say a lie is just a lie
    D G  C                    F   C
But I say the cross is in the ballpark
             F C    G
Why deny the obvious child?
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"The Rhythm Of The Saints", 1990