Alibi from the album "When I Was Cruel" 2002 Lyrics and Music by Elvis Costello Chords figured out by Michael Jorgensen from Elvis Costello's new album When I Was Cruel as compared with the live version from the live BBC Broadcast in November 1999. Note* The album version is much longer than the live versions available prior to the release of "When I Was Cruel." Extra verses and choruses have been added to the album version. The album version also seems to be moved up a half step from the many live versions I have heard prior to "When I Was Cruel." Also the E7 on the chorus may not be exactly correct, but it sounds great on my 12 string! Alibi F#m7 You did it, 'cause you... D E Alibi, alibi F#m7 And you took it, 'cause... D E Alibi, alibi CHORUS: A E E7 A But if I've done something... E E7 There's no ifs and... A E E7 A 'Cause I love you just... E E7 A As I hate your guts F#m7 Alibi... F#m7 You don't need... D E Alibi... F#m7 But you are the only one... D E Alibi... F#m7 You deserve it... D E Alibi... F#m7 Maybe Jesus wants you... D E Alibi... CHORUS C Em Sometimes I'm so... F G Everything seems bad... C Em But I can't go on... F F#m7 With this alibi... F#m7 Insane, but I'm... D E Alibi... F#m7 You wanted to... D E Alibi... F#m7 Sorry that your mother... D E Alibi... F#m7 Stop me if you've... D E Alibi... CHORUS >From here the song continues in the same pattern. The lyrics change during the choruses as well.