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"Families"
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album _The Bells_
(Lou Reed, 1979)

written by Lou Reed/Ellard Boles
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        (How's the family)
        (How's the family)

        Mama, you tell me how's the family
        And mama, tell me how's things going by you
        And little baby sister, I heard that you got married
        And I heard that you had yourself a little baby girl, too
        And here's some uncles and some cousins I know vaguely
        And would you believe my old dog Chelsy's there, too
        And would you believe nobody in this family
        wanted to keep her
        And now that dog's more a part of this family
        than I am too
        I don't come home much anymore
        No no no I don't come home much anymore
        Mama

        And mama, I know how disappointed you are
        And papa, I know that you feel the same way too
        And no no no no no I still haven't got married
        And no no no there's no grandson planned here for you
        And by the way daddy tell me how's the business
        I understand that your stock she's growing very high
        No daddy, you're not a poor man anymore
        And I hope you realize that before you die
        Because I don't come home much anymore
        No no no no no I don't come home much no more
        But daddy

        And please please please please please
        come on let's not start this business again
        I know how much you resent the life that I have
        But one more time I don't want the family business
        Don't want to inherit it upon the day that you die
        Really dad, you should have given it to my sister
        You know Elizabeth, you know Elizabeth
        she has a better head for those things than I
        She lives practically around the corner
        That's really the kind of child you could be proud of
        But papa, I know that this visit's a mistake
        There's nothing here we have in common except our name
        And families that live out in the suburbs
        Often make each other cry
        And I don't think that I'll come home much anymore
        No no I don't think I'll come home much again
        Mama
        Papa
        Families
        Often make each other cry
        No I don't think that I'll come home much anymore
        (How's the families)




intro   {G}{G}
        {Am}{Am}{G}{G}   (How's the family)
        {Am}{Am}{G}{G}   (How's the family)

        {Am}{Am}{G}{G}   (Mama, you tell me how's the family)
        {Am}{Am}{G}{G}   (And mama, tell me how's things going ...)
        {Am}{Am}{G}{G}   (And little baby sister ...)
        {Am}{Am}{G}{G}   (And I heard that you had yourself ...)
        {Am}{Am}{G}{G}   (And here's some uncles and some ...)
        {Am}{Am}{G}{G}   (- would you believe my old dog ...)
        {Am}{Am}{G}{G}   (- would you believe nobody in this ...)
        {Am}{Am}{G}{G}   (- now that dog's more a part of this ...)
        {Am}{Am}{G}{G}   (I don't come home much anymore)
        {Am}{Am}{G}{G}   (No no no I don't come home much ...)

        {Am}{Am}{G}{G}   (How's the family)
        {Am}{Am}{G}{G}   (How's the family)

        ....




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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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