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    Between a Laugh and a Tear

    John Mellencamp


    Capo 2


    Intro Riff x3

    Tacet 1 measure


    G                                      D

    When paradise is no longer fit for you to live in

                Bm                A
    And your adolescent dreams are gone

        G                                   D
    Through the days you feel a little used up

                 Bm                             A
    And you don’t know where your energy’s gone wrong

         G                               D
    It’s just your soul feelin’ a little downhearted

    Bm                             A
    Sometimes life is too ridiculous to live

            G                       D
    You count your friends all on one finger

         Bm                                      A                    Asus2
    I know it sounds crazy just the way that we live


                     Dsus2/G     Dsus2
    Between a laugh and a tear

        Dsus2/B                 Asus4
    Smile in the mirror as you walk by

                     Dsus2/G     Dsus2
    Between a laugh and a tear

    And that’s as good as it can get for us

                   Asus4                         G
    And there ain’t no reason to stop tryin’


    Repeat Intro

                     G                                D
    When this cardboard town can no longer amuse you

             Bm                                                A
    You see through everything and nothin’ seems worthwhile

            G                                      D
    And hypocrite used to be such a big word to you

                Bm                                     A
    And it don’t seem to mean anything to you now

            G                                  D
    Just try to live each and every precious moment

                  Bm                                 A
    Don’t be discouraged by the future forget the past

              G                         D
    That’s old advise but it’ll be good to you

         Bm                                       Asus2 (x2)
    I know there’s a balance see it when I swing past



    Intro Riff x4



    Intro Riff x4

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