paper thin

He was a self made man 
        Bb         A      Cm
Made a killing on copper mines 
He loved beautiful girls 
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Got a taste for fancy   wines 
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And the suits he wore    were paper thin 

He built a big white house 
In the valley of the kings 
Took a beautiful wife 
Bought her every possible thing 
And the silk she wore was paper thin 

Well, they travelled in style 
Paid cash for everything 
Had a beautiful child 
Had a champagne christening 
But as they raised ther glasses in toast to him 
They saw the crystal was paper thin 


So the shadows came 
Whispering words to him 
He sold the company out 
And cashed all those futures in 
But it all still looked so paper thin

Well, it was late one night - And the rain was streaming down 
He called his wife's name out - Said honey, it's over now 
I'm gonna burn it all - I can't take this any more 
But as he struck the match - She took a pistol from the drawer 
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She said I ain't going down with you 
Pulled the trigger in 
          F                      Bb
And the bullet it passed right through 
Like he was paper thin 

Transcribed by Aart Jan Bergshoeff