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R.E.M. - Imitation Of Life

Author And Composer: Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe
Editor: TAB4U Staff
Rock
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Intro:
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Charades, pop skill  water hyacinth,     
           
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Named by a poet   imitation of life.           
       
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Like a koi  in a frozen pond.
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Like a goldfish in a bowl.
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I don't want to hear you cry.           

       
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Em          
That's sugarcane  that tasted good.
       
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That's cinnamon, that's Hollywood.
     
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Come on, Come on   no one can see you try.            

Em            
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You want the greatest thing
     
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The greatest thing since bread came sliced.   
              
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You've got it all, you've got it sized.           
        
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Like a Friday fashion show teenager
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Freezing in the corner
 
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Trying to look like you don't try.           

       
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Em          
That's sugarcane  that tasted good.
       
Am               
C    
D    
That's cinnamon, that's Hollywood.
     
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Come on, Come on   no one can see you try.         

Bridge:

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(No one can see you cry) 
     
G            G/F# 
Em          
That sugar cane   that tasted good.
      
Am                   
C        
D     
That freezing rain, that's what you could.
     
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Em              
Am  
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Come on, Come on   no one can see you cry.         

     
G          G/F# 
Em      
This sugarcane  this lemonade
     
Am             
C     
D    
This hurricane, I'm not afraid.
     
G            G/F# 
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Come on, Come on   no one can see me cry.    
Bridge:
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This lightning storm  this tidal wave
     
Am             
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D    
This avalanche, I'm not afraid.
     
G            G/F# 
Em             
Am  
C 
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Come on, Come on   no one can see me cry.    
     
G            G/F# 
Em          
That sugar cane   that tasted good.
       
Am                  
C        
D     
That's who you are, that's what you could.
     
G            G/F# 
Em             
Am  
C 
D
Come on, Come on   no one can see you cry.   
     
G            G/F# 
Em          
That sugar cane   that tasted good.
       
Am                  
C        
D     
That's who you are, that's what you could.
     
G            G/F# 
Em             
Am  
C 
D 
D4 
D 
Em
Come on, Come on   no one can see you cry.           

Ending:
Em Em Em Am x2
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