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The teacher [G]had you write a letter, you were eight years old
About the [C]man that you'd become and the positions you'd hold
But this was [D]long before you and [C]Jackie Geronimo met
In the [Am]Prelude Park at [D]midnight

Now when it [G]came to bells and whistles, Jackie did not lack
And when she [C]kissed you on the kisser, boy, you kissed her back
Now you [D]tell her that you love her and she [C]cuts you slack
When you [Am]drink with your buddies on the [D]weekend

[C]And the weeks fly by and the [D]years roll on
You spend your [G]whole life dropping [G/F#]nickels in the [Em]bucket, Wakin' [D]up at [C]dawn

And while [Am]Jackie bestowed the [B]joys of finger[Em]lickin' [D/C]
The [D]clock up on the wall was [C]tickin' [C/B] [C/A] [G]

You [G]got yourself a job cleaning hospital floors
But [C]Jackie had a baby, then she had five more
They'd [D]pay you just enough to drag your [C]ass to the store
To buy [Am]bread, milk and Better Homes &a[D]mp; Gardens

Jackie [G]flips the pages and she dreams little dreams
A [C]cottage in the country built with real wood beams
There's a [D]baby in the bedroom, he's [C]starting to scream
She [Am]holds him though he probably won't re[D]member

[C]And the weeks fly by and the [D]years roll on
Sometimes [G]dreams are all you[G/F#] got to keep you [Em]going when the [D]day gets [C]long
And you [Am]gave up so many [B]just to make a [Em]livin' [D/C]
That [D]clock up on the wall was [C]tickin'[C/B] [C/A] [G]

Now the [G]kids are all grateful when they left the nest
And [C]Jackie wasn't perfect but she did her best
You [D]cease the opportunity to [C]get you some rest
But you [Am]can't sleep on account of screaming [D]grandkids

The [G]golden years are meant to leave a gleam in your eye
You're [C]starting to discover it's a great big lie
They [D]work you like a dog til you [C]quit or you die
But you [Am]can't quit cause Jackie needs the [D]benefits

[C]And the weeks fly by and the [D]years roll on

They say [G]patience is a [G/F#]virtue but the [Em]doctor says she [D]don't have [C]long

You [Am]stood up and tried your [B]damndest not to [Em]listen [D/C]
But that [D]clock up on the wall was [C]tickin'. [C/B] [C/A] [G]

When they [G]told you to clear the room, that's when it [C]hit you
You [G]watched as the caravan took your sweetheart [D]away
The [G]arguments and fights and money troubles seem so [C]worthless
As the [G]kids throw yellow [D]roses on her [G]grave

[C]And the weeks fly by and the [D]years roll on

The [G]house is quiet [G/F#]now and every[Em]thing inside seems to [D]know she's [C]gone

There's a [Am]picture of you both [B]sixteen years old just [Em]kissing [D/C]

And that [D]clock up on the wall was [C]tickin' [C/B] [C/A] [G]

You always [G]thought she had a chance and it was somewhere hidden
Now you've [C]come to the conclusion that she never did
… … [D] … … ... [C]
[Am]Have a chance, that [D]is...
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