Pity The Child
E A 1. When I was nine I learned survival, taught myself not to care, F# Bm I was my single good companion, taking my comfort there. G C Up in my room I planned my conquests, D Bm G C on my own, never asked for a helping hand, D G no one would understand. E Am I never asked the pair who fought below, Am - Cm – G just in case they said “no”. E A 2. Pity the child who has ambition, knows what he wants to do, F# Bm knows that he'll never fit the system others expect him to. G C Pity the child who knew his parents, D Bm G C saw their faults, saw their love die before his eyes, D G pity the child that's wise. E Am He never asked, did I cause your distress, Am - Cm just in case they said “yes”. G F When I was twelve my father moved out, C left with a whimper not with a shout. G F I didn't miss him, he made it perfectly clear, C I was a fool, and probably queer. Cm Fool that I was, I thought this would bring F Cm those he had left closer together. G She made her move the moment he crawled away, Am Cm G Am Cm G I was the last the woman told, she never let her bed get cold, Am Cm G someone moved in, I shut my door, Am Cm G someone to treat her just the same way as before. E A 3. I took the road of least resistance, I had my game to play, F# Bm I had the skill, and more - the hunger - easy to get away. G C Pity the child with no such weapons, D Bm G C no defense, no escape from the ties that bind, D G always a step behind. E Am I never called to tell her all I'd done, Am - Cm ~ F - Cm – G I was only her son. E A 4. Pity the child, but not forever, not if he stays that way, F# Bm he can get all he ever wanted, if he's prepared to pay. G C Pity instead the careless mother, D Bm G C what she missed, what she lost when she let me go, D Bm - E and I wonder, does she know ? E7 Am I wouldn't call, a crazy thing to do, - Am Cm + G - F - C - G 3x just in case she said, who?