Sometimes You Just Cant Win

Chords and lyrics for Sometimes You Just Cant Win by Jon Fratelli

C 
I won’t take your pity, and  
F 
I won’t be ignored.
 
I d
C 
on’t want your m
G 
oney but I wou
F 
ldn’t mind to be ado
C 
red.
C 
I won’t be forgotten, I  
F 
won’t be denied.
C 
I won’t be held gu
G 
ilty for anyt
F 
hing I might’ve tr
C 
ied.
 
G 
And there’s no spooks around my door,
F 
Paying my rent or sweeping my floor.
Am 
I never said things I never did mean,
E 
Once or twice I’ve lied.
F 
I’ve always been kind to women who have t
C 
aken me i
F 
n.
C 
Sometimes you’re a l
G 
oser, 
 
some
F 
times you just can’t  
C 
win.
 
C 
I can’t live forever, I ca
F 
n’t be blamed for trying.
C 
I can’t beg for
G 
giveness just becau
F 
se you won’t find me cryi
C 
ng.
C 
I won’t want you thinking I
F 
‘m a gutless man.
C 
Street fights they don’t sc
G 
are me, I av
F 
oid them when I ca
C 
n.
 
G 
And there’s no doubt about it, it’s a poin
F 
tless age built with men among
Am 
It’s hard to be the saint when you steal the best lines,
E 
someone else implied.
 
F 
I never been one to talk much, I’ve just li
C 
ved in my s
F 
kin.
C 
Sometimes you’re a sin
G 
ner, 
 
someti
F 
mes you just can’t w
C 
in.

Shes My Shaker

Chords and lyrics for Shes My Shaker by Jon Fratelli

E 
 
A 
 
D 
 
G 
 
B 
 
E 
E 
0 2 2 1 0 0
A 
x 0 2 2 2 0
B 
7 9 9 8 7 7
B7 
A* 5 7 7 6 5 5
A7 
B* x 2 4 4 4 2
Bb 
6 8 8 7 6 6
C7 
8 10 8 9 11 8
F 
Bb7 6 8 6 7 6 6
Ab 
4 6 6 5 4 4
 
E 
Well, she died in a fever  
E 
on the day, she couldn’t  
E 
shake 
 
anymore.
E 
E 
Though I said I wouldn’t l
E 
eave her, I had my eyes p
E 
inned down to the floor.
E 
B 
There was nothing anybody could do,
B7 
chase the devil
E 
ashore
E 
.
B 
And though I said I wouldn’t leave her,  
B7 
I couldn’t stay anymor
E 
e.
E 
 
A 
You don’t move like you used to,
A 
A 
You don’t move like you used to,
A 
E 
Though you’ll never know  
B 
how,
 
She’s my  
B 
shaker 
 
 
E 
now.
 
And they went:  
E 
La, la,  
A7 
la…
E 
A7 
E 
A7 
E 
A7 
 
E 
La, la,  
A7 
la…
E 
A7 
E 
A7 
E 
 
E 
Well, you know you make me  
E 
nervous, but I would’ve  
E 
take a bullet for you
E 
.
E 
And if life’s a bed of roses,  
E 
what’s the use in all the l
E 
ies you go through?
E 
B 
Well there’s nothing in The Bible says you can’t  
B7 
shake it, shaker,
E 
is there, Angeline?
E 
B 
And when you stumble on the answer to  
B7 
Jamaica then  
E 
the 
 
dust
E 
in the spl…?????
 
A 
You don’t move like you used to,
A 
A 
You don’t move like you used to,
A 
E 
Though you’ll never know  
B 
how,
 
She’s my  
B 
shaker 
 
 
E 
now.
 
E 
And 
 
they
A7 
went: 
 
L
E 
a, la, l
A7 
a…
E 
A7 
E 
A7 
 
E 
La, la,  
A7 
la…
E 
A7 
E 
A7 
E 
A7 
 
A 
And oh, ring me up, ring me up,
A 
Give me your advances,
E 
Cut me loose, cut me loose,
E 
Let me take my chances.
A7 
Angeline, 
 
Angeline,
A7 
Call me when you need me.
 
A 
You don’t move like you used to,
A 
A 
You don’t move like you used to,
Bb 
B 
C7 
C7 
You don’t move like you used to
C7 
,

Sex Love Money And Death

Chords and lyrics for Sex Love Money And Death by Jon Fratelli

C 
They’ll be no  
G/B 
medicine in th
C 
 
morni
G/B 
n’
C 
They’ll be no
G/B 
afternoo
C 
 
repos
G/B 
e
C 
They’ll be no  
G/B 
tongue-tie
C 
 
inquisiti
G/B 
on
C 
They’ll be no  
G/B 
secrets 
 
t
C 
 
disclo
G/B 
se
 
Dm 
They’ll be no fumble in the
G 
dark
 
They’ll be no objects to  
C 
bequeath
 
Sex,  
G 
Love, 
 
 
F 
Money and Death
 
C 
They’ll be no  
G/B 
deathbeds on th
C 
 
ceili
G/B 
ng
C 
They’ll be no  
G/B 
oracle 
 
sweethear
C 
 
tales
G/B 
C 
They’ll be no  
G/B 
undiscovere
C 
 
geniu
G/B 
s
C 
They’ll be no  
G/B 
unnecessar
C 
 
detai
G/B 
ls
 
Dm 
They’ll be no heading moneyman
G 
No jokers running out of  
C 
breath.
 
Sex,  
G 
Love, 
 
 
F 
Money and Death
C 
Sex, 
 
 
G 
Love, 
 
 
F 
Money and Death
 
C 
They’ll be no  
G/B 
psychophani
C 
 
loser
G/B 
s
C 
They’ll be no  
G/B 
boys stuffed dow
C 
n the we
G/B 
ll
C 
They’ll be no  
G/B 
mama’s 
 
littl
C 
 
dysfuncti
G/B 
on
C 
They’ll be no  
G/B 
peace this side o
C 
 
hell
G/B 
 
Dm 
They’ll be no traitors on the
G 
wall
 
They’ll be no wolf in mother’s  
C 
dress
 
Sex,  
G 
Love, 
 
 
F 
Money and Death
C 
Sex, 
 
 
G 
Love, 
 
 
F 
Money and Death
 
D 
 
A/C# 
x4
 
D 
They’ll be no  
A/C# 
swine 
 
 
D 
to disappoint y
A/C# 
ou
D 
They’ll be no  
A/C# 
meat 
 
th
D 
at keeps you th
A/C# 
in
D 
They’ll be no  
A/C# 
rumbles in t
D 
he bedrooms of t
A/C# 
he 
 
think
D 
They’ll be no  
A/C# 
cage to ke
D 
ep them in
A/C# 
 
Em 
They’ll be no clairvoyant
A 
patrol
 
They’ll be no craze for you to  
D 
test
 
Sex,  
A 
Love, 
 
 
G 
Money and Death
D 
Sex, 
 
 
A 
Love, 
 
 
G 
Money and Death
 
D 
They’ll be no  
A/C# 
switch to make y
D 
ou 
 
happy
A/C# 
D 
They’ll be no  
A/C# 
book that makes y
D 
ou 
 
free
A/C# 
D 
They’ll be no  
A/C# 
loopholes that th
D 
ey won’t have
A/C# 
already 
 
found
D 
They’ll be no  
A/C# 
money on t
D 
he 
 
gumtree
A/C# 
 
Em 
They’ll be no consequential
A 
crime
 
No law and order on  
D 
request
 
Sex,  
A 
Love, 
 
 
G 
Money and Death
 
Sex,  
A 
Love, 
 
 
G 
Money and Death
 
D 
They’ll be no  
A/C# 
haunted 
 
tele
D 
visual 
 
proces
A/C# 
s
D 
They’ll be no  
A/C# 
cackle in the n
D 
ight
A/C# 
D 
They’ll be no  
A/C# 
werewolf 
 
appariti
D 
ons in a jar
A/C# 
D 
No spirits h
A/C# 
ere just out  
D 
of 
 
sight
A/C# 
 
Em 
No doctor jabbering more
A 
salvation
 
No surreal and insane  
D 
injustice
 
Sex,  
A 
Love, 
 
 
G 
Money and Death
D 
Sex, 
 
 
A 
Love, 
 
 
G 
Money and Death
 
E 
They’ll be no  
B/D# 
words with whi
E 
ch to tempt you
B/D# 
E 
They’ll be no  
B/D# 
visions in the
E 
sky
B/D# 
E 
They’ll be no  
B/D# 
hunter on yo
E 
ur trail to mak
B/D# 
e you nervous
E 
They’ll be no  
B/D# 
sympathy when yo
E 
 
cry
B/D# 
 
F#m 
They’ll be no system you ca
B 
n speak of
 
No millionaire to buy you  
E 
rest
 
Sex,  
B 
Love, 
 
 
A 
Money and Death
E 
Sex, 
 
 
B 
Love, 
 
 
A 
Money and Death
 
E 
They’ll be no  
B/D# 
cyanide 
 
in
E 
vitation
B/D# 
E 
They’ll be no  
B/D# 
secret police  
E 
to 
 
fool
B/D# 
E 
They’ll be no  
B/D# 
hunchback 
 
indis
E 
cretion
B/D# 
E 
They’ll be no  
B/D# 
judgment for th
E 
 
cruel
B/D# 
 
F#m 
They’ll be no electroni
B 
 
sun
 
They’ll be no conquest in your  
E 
bed
 
Sex,  
B 
Love, 
 
 
A 
Money and Death
E 
Sex, 
 
 
B 
Love, 
 
 
A 
Money and Death
E 
Sex, 
 
 
B 
Love, 
 
 
A 
Money and Death
E 
Sex, 
 
 
B 
Love, 
 
 
A 
Money and Death
 
outro:  
E 
 
B 
 
A 
x7

Rhythm Doesnt Make You A Dancer

Chords and lyrics for Rhythm Doesnt Make You A Dancer by Jon Fratelli

Am 
0 0 2 2 1 0
C/B 
0 2 0 0 1 0
C 
X 3 2 0 1 0
G 
Am CHORUS 5 7 7 5 5 5
E7 
0 2 0 1 0 0
E7 
0 6 5 6 0 0
F 
X 3 3 2 1 1
 
Am 
 
C/B 
 
C 
 
G 
 
Am 
Well it was my
C/B 
finest 
 
ho
C 
ur yes it w
G 
as ah ha
Am 
I was the last
C/B 
of the believe
C 
rs in the cau
G 
se ah ha
Am 
They tried to sel
C/B 
l me Jacob’s glo
C 
ry and the answe
G 
rs to the sto
Am 
ry and the rhythm
C/B 
of the lau
C 
ghable 
 
appl
G 
ause
 
Am 
So I buried
C/B 
my belief a
C 
nd road the tra
G 
in ah ha
Am 
 
 
C/B 
sa
C 
ng
G 
Your Lover Is A Liar in the rain ah ha
Am 
And though a man
C/B 
he has to e
C 
at he’s always drownin
G 
g in defea
Am 
t only a fo
C/B 
ol 
 
would
 
think the  
C 
world is round a
E7 
nyway
 
Am 
Put your money right where your mouth is
F 
Don’t go deaf or  
E7 
blind just to find this
Am 
One plus one don’t equal an answer
F 
Rhythm doesn’t  
E7 
make you a dancer
 
Am 
There was a
C/B 
message in t
C 
he Herald Trib
G 
une ah ha
Am 
About a house of
C/B 
misrepute 
 
t
C 
he couldn’t ru
G 
in ah ha
Am 
And though the
C/B 
medicine they cho
C 
se was dedicat
G 
ed to the ro
Am 
se it sucked the life
C/B 
from this rid
C 
iculous 
 
c
G 
artoon
 
Am 
And so I made
C/B 
some old excu
C 
se and I declin
G 
ed ah ha
Am 
To
C/B 
be a joker  
C 
and a poache
G 
r of the mind ah ha
Am 
And through the window
C/B 
in the gate
C 
I spied the dagg
G 
er on the pla
Am 
te and left
 
every  
C/B 
despe
C 
rate one of them  
E7 
behind
 
Am 
Put your money right where your mouth is
F 
Don’t go deaf or  
E7 
blind just to find this
Am 
One plus one don’t equal an answer
F 
Rhythm 
 
do
E7 
esn’t make you a dancer
 
Am 
Put your money right where your mouth is
F 
Don’t go deaf or  
E7 
blind just to find this
Am 
One plus one don’t equal an answer
F 
Rhythm 
 
do
E7 
esn’t make you a dancer
 
Am 
Feel the fever burn down the headlines
F 
Everybody 
 
 
E7 
loses it sometimes
Am 
One plus one don’t equal an answer
F 
Rhythm 
 
do
E7 
esn’t make you a dancer

Oh Shangri La

Chords and lyrics for Oh Shangri La by Jon Fratelli

D 
This jukebox won’t pla
Em 
y no Sinatra
 
It just c
A 
urses all night  
D 
long
 
 
D 
There’s no easy spoken  
Em 
mantra
 
Put me  
A 
back where I  
D 
belong
 
D 
(Oh Shangri La, why ca
Em 
n’t I find you
 
and your  
A 
faded 
 
promise
D 
s)
 
 
Gm 
I’ve seen it in your
D 
eyes
 
 
Gm 
A wanted man’s dis
D 
guise, and a
A 
million 
 
bad
G 
highs
 
The  
Gm 
lights had all gone
D 
red, 
 
the
Gm 
 
am
D 
dread
 
 
Gm 
 
D 
 
A 
 
G 
 
 
A 
Then 
 
y
D 
ou make sense like the star that you are, oh Shangri La
 
D 
 
Em 
 
G 
 
A 
Oh Shangri La
 
 
D 
 
Em 
 
G 
 
A 
 
D 
 
Em 
G 
 
A 
 
D 
Oh Shangri Laaaaaaaaaaaaa

Magic And Mayhem

Chords and lyrics for Magic And Mayhem by Jon Fratelli

C 
 
C 
Say what you want but I guess I had it coming
C 
Sold me a dream and a lie that kept me running
Dm 
Out of the fire into the soulless
G 
heart of the city screaming out for justice
 
C 
I was the lover that she never wanted
C 
She was the headache that I never needed
Dm 
Born in the city summer nights in wonder
G 
Lost in the glory then she turned me over
 
F 
Here’s to the magic here’s to the blindness
G 
Here’s to the mayhem trail left behind us
C 
I no one’s hero, she no one’s princess
Am 
Danced like a fire, burning in the darkness
Dm 
I saw the end before the beginning
G 
Magic and mayhem, love kept us spinning
 
C 
 
C 
My finest hour, her longest nightmare,
C 
Days turned to minutes, luck strung me out there
Dm 
Locked in the silence, thrown out in the thunder,
G 
Drowned in the lust and defeated in the wonder
 
C 
I took what I could nobody could fault me
C 
Bastards and thieves done everything to warn me
Dm 
She took my wits and all that she could carry
G 
Stole half my voice and locked it where I don’t see
 
F 
Here’s to the moment here’s to the worst night
G 
Here’s to the broken electric moonlight
C 
She was the punch line I was the bad joke,
Am 
Under the stars her thick promises broke
Dm 
I saw the end before the beginning,
G 
Magic and mayhem just keeps on winning
 
Em 
Restlessly, 
 
helplessly
F 
stranded where I used to be
C 
Our nights had changed, drowned in fire
F 
Frozen with a fools desire
G 
Say something, say something, say what you want
 
F 
Here’s to the magic here’s to the blindness
G 
Here’e to the mayhem trail left behind us
C 
I no one’s hero, she no one’s princess
Am 
Danced like a fire, burning in the darkness
Dm 
I saw the end before the beginning
G 
Magic and mayhem just keeps on winning
C 
Once imitated never forgotten
Am 
Restlessly fated and mis begotten
Dm 
Here’s to the moment here’s to the worst night
G 
Here’s to the broken electric moonlight
C 
I no one’s hero, she no one’s princess
Am 
Danced like a fire, burning in the darkness
Dm 
I saw the end before the beginning,
G 
Magic and mayhem love kept us spinning
 
C 

Frisco Skyline

Chords and lyrics for Frisco Skyline by Jon Fratelli

C 
Last night i had this dream
Am9 
I was a king and you was a queen
F 
 
(???)
F 
He came by in stolen (???)
 
He said I’ll  
F 
meet you where the  
C 
golden 
 
bridge
 
paints the  
B/C 
frisco 
 
skylin
F 
 
ridge

Baby Were Refugees

Chords and lyrics for Baby Were Refugees by Jon Fratelli

 
Well the  
E 
red light fades and the  
E 
sun won’t shine
 
Tried to  
E 
chase those ghosts from this  
E 
heart of mine
 
And the  
A 
red town lady said she’d take me  
E 
cryin’
C#m 
Take me down where th
A 
e people carry roses
C#m 
Take me down where th
A 
e street signs know me  
E 
inside 
 
out
 
A 
Look out boy!
E 
Take the backseat and  
A 
make them enjoy
 
The  
E 
sound
 
Of this  
A 
hopeless 
 
mess
B 
Spend their Money
B 
Watch them undress
 
Their  
E 
soul!
 
In a  
A 
furious 
 
fire
E 
Round the tin can
A 
Smoke out the lyre
 
And  
E 
leave
 
In a  
A 
jealous 
 
hurricane
B7 
They won’t forget your name!
 
E 
Carry me home, carry me home, carry me
 
Won’t somebody chase this pain from my  
B7 
door
E