Pete Townshend - Slit Skirts Chords

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Verse i

I was just thirty-four years old and I was still

Wandering in a haze

I was wondering why everyone I met seemed like they were

Lost in a maze

I don't know why I thought I should have some kind of

Divine right to the blues

It's sympathy not tears people need when they're the

Front Page sad news.

The incense burned away and the

Stench began to rise

And lovers now estranged avoided

Catching each others' eyes

Pre-chorus i

And girls who lost their children cursed the

Men who fit the coil

And men not fit for marriage took their

Refuge in the oil

No-one respects the flame quite like the

Fool who's badly burned

>From all this you'd imagine that there

Must be something learned . . .

Chorus i

Slit skirts, Jeanie isn't wearing those

Slit skirts, and I don't ever wear no

Ripped shirts, can't pretend that growing older

Never hurts.

Knee-pants, Jeanie never wears those

Knee-pants, have to be so drunk to try a

New dance, so afraid of every little

Romance . . .

Slit skirts, slit skirts, Jeanie isn't wearing those

Slit skirts, slit skirts, she wouldn't dare in those

Slit skirts, slit skirts, wouldn't be seen dead in those

Slit skirts

Romance, romance, why aren't we thinking up

Romance? Why can't we drink it up

True-heart romance, just need a brief new little

Romance . . .

Verse ii

Let me tell you some more about myself, you know I'm sitting at home

just now.

The big events of the day have passed and the late TV shows have come


I'm number one on the home team, but I still feel unfulfilled. A

silent voice

in a broken heart complains that I'm unskilled. And I know that when


thinks of me, she thinks of me as him, but unlike me she don't workout


frustrations in the gym.

Recriminations fester and the past can never change, a woman's


run from both ends of the range.

Once she walked with untamed lovers face between her legs,

Now he's cooled and stifled and it's she who has to beg...


[Repeat last four lines of CHORUS I]

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