The Great Deception (Van Morrison)

F#m E D 1. Did you ever hear a-bout The Great De-ception? A F#m Well, the plastic revolutionaries take the money and run. A F#m E D Have you ever been down to Love City? F#m E A Where they rip you off with a smile, and it don't take a gun. 2. Don't it hurt so bad in Love city? Don't it make you not want to bother at all? And don't they look so self righteous, When they pin you up a-gainst the wall? E D R1: Did you ever, ever see the people, C#m D With the tear drops in their eyes? E D I just can't stand it, stand it no how, C#m A D Living in this world of lies. 3. Did you ever hear a-bout the Rock and Roll singers? Got three or four Cadil-lacs. Saying power to the people, dance to the music; Wants you to pat him on the back. 4. Have you ever heard a-bout the great Rembrandt? Have you ever heard a-bout how he could paint? And he didn't have e-nough money for his brushes; And they thought it was rather quaint. E D R2: But you know it's no use re-peating, C#m D And you know it's no use to think about it. E D A D 'Cos when you stop to think a-bout it; you don't need it. 5. Have you ever heard a-bout the great, Hollywood motion picture actor, Who knew more than they did? And the newspapers didn't cover the story; Just decided to keep it hid. 6. Somebody started saying it was an inside job; Whatever happened to him? Last time they saw him, down on the bow'ry; With his lip hanging off an old rusty bottle of gin. 7. Have you ever heard a-bout the so-called Hippies? Down on the far side of the tracks. They take the eyeballs straight out of your head, Say son, kid, do you want your eyeballs back? R3: Did you ever, ever see... 8. Did you ever hear a-bout The Great De-ception? Well, the plastic revolutionaries take the money and run. Have you ever been down to Love City? Where they rip you off with a smile, and it don't take a gun. F#m E F#m Have you ever heard about... The Great Deception.