by Larry Norman
Live version from the albums "Friends on Tour" and BARKING AT THE ANTS. There are also the acoustic version from Come as a Child and another version from Rehearsal for Reality (Royal Music).
"/*" denote only some of the bass lines, B is the European H, and small-case letters are minor chords. As bm7 could perhaps D/B be used. D, A/C# and Adim/C could start from G string, 7th fret, and by Adim/C is meant only C & D#.
Let me sing a song for you about teenage (or marital) love.. A A11/A A A11/A (harmonics on the 12th fret, D & G) A A11/A A A11/A A E/G# f#m A bm7 E ( /F# /G# ) (..hmm) la la La la la la la la Oh, A E/G# f#m A bm7 E /F# /G# Why can't you behave Why can't you be good A E/G# f#m A bm7 E C#7 You don't even try to do the things you should well f#m D A B What is the reason I'd like to know A E A A11/A A A11/A why you can't be good A E/G# f#m A bm7 E /F# /G# You go in to the bedroom you say you've got to powder your nose A E/G# f#m A bm7 E /D# /D C#7 But the powder is cocaine I see traces on your clothes well f#m D A B What is the reason I'd like to know A E A A11/A A A11/A why you can't be good BRIGDE: f#m D A A Take another look inside your dreams tonight when you go to sleep f#m D E Try and find the reasons why you've lost your way like some E /F# /G# little sheep A E/G# f#m A bm7 E /F# /G# You say that you love me You say your love is true but you've A E/G# f#m A bm7 E /D# /D C#7 got so many other lovers well what am I supposed to do well f#m D A B What is the reason I'd like to know A E D A/C# Adim/C bm7 E(7) why can't you be good Just be good, baby, just be good A A11/A A A11/A (harmonics) Just try, you know, just try to be good A A11/A (harmonics) You don't have to be perfect, just.. Just be good A A11/A A Sometimes I stay around all night A11/A A waiting for you to come back You don't come back, you don't come back A11/A A A11/A You come home late the other next day - why can't you be good A A11/A A I quess a little bit lonely sometimes, a little bit lonely A11/A A A11/A I quess a little bit lonely, babe ah, waitin' for ya' A A11/A A A11/A A (keep on, keep on, keep on)
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