John Cougar Mellencamp - Paper In Fire Chords

 
         
         
         
         
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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
B7She had a dreE/Bam and boy it was a B5good one B7So she chased after her E/Bdream with much deB5sire B7But when she got too E/Bclose to her expecB5tations Well the Adream burned upE like paper in fireB5

Chorus

Paper in Dfire, stinkin' up the B5ashtray Paper in Afire, smokin' up the Ealley ways Who's to Asay the way a man should Espend his days Do you let them AsmolderE like paper in B5fire? He wanted live with no involvement So he chased the wind that's all his silly life required And the days of vanity went on forever And he saw his days burn up like paper in fire

Chorus

Interlude

D B5 D E D B5 E A D B5

There is a good life right across this green field And each generation stares at it from afar But we keep no check on our appetites So the green fields turn to brown like paper in fire

Chorus

Chords: B7(no 3rd) x242xx Subject: Paper in Fire - John Cougar Mellencamp (CRD) Paper in Fire - John Cougar Mellencamp (1987)

B7

SE/Bhe had a dream and boB5y it was a good one

B7

SE/Bo she chased after B5her dream with much desire

B7

BE/But when she got tooB5 close to her expectations WAell the dream buErned up like paper iB5n fire

Chorus

D Paper in fire, stinB5kin' up the ashtray A Paper in fire, smoEkin' up the alley ways A Who's to say the way aE man should spend his days A Do yEou let them smolB5der like paper in fire? He wanted live with no involvement So he chased the wind that's all his silly life required And the days of vanity went on forever And he saw his days burn up like paper in fire

Chorus

Interlude

D B5 D E D B5 E A D B5

There is a good life right across this green field And each generation stares at it from afar But we keep no check on our appetites So the green fields turn to brown like paper in fire

Chorus

Chords: B7(no 3rd) x242xx