Don McLean Respectable transcribed by Alex Ceserani Em G C D Ah, it aint so easy is it? you almost lost your place. G Am C D And perhaps youre wondering how youre going to cope with your disgrace. G Am C D Well your wealth is well established and your friends were never few, (hold D) G And all the things they told you of youre finding to be true. Am C D Well if truth can free the guilty while the innocent must die, G (Am) C D G Then I respect, respect, respect the coldest lie. Em G C D And you talk of human justice while you drive on fancy wheels. G Am C D And you push them to their limit just to see how nice it feels. G Am C D Well it doesnt really matter if shes living or shes dead, (hold D) G You just drive away forgetting that your bumpers dipped in red. Am C D Well if thats the kind of justice that our hall of justice claims, G (Am) C D G Then I respect, respect, respect old jesse james. Em G C D And most cordially they caught you and they asked you to obey. G Am C D And they threw you into prison, just in case you could not pay. G Am C D Well King Arthur jousted Lancelot, who stole away his wife; (hold D) G And your lawyers jousted with the court to save your precious life. Am C D Well if living is what matters though you lie with every breath, G (Am) C D G Then I respect, respect, the ones we put to death. Em G C D And you won your case most easily and soon you will be free. G Am C D But there will be a million more who lose their liberty. G Am C D Not because of what they did, but what they did not do: (hold D) G They did not pay a lawyer or a judge to see them through. Am C D Why, they had no friends to call on and they could not raise their bail. G (Am) C D G Well if winning is what matters, I respect the ones who fail.