Cage the songbird chords

Elton John


Simplify chords 

A	     G 
Sober in the morning light 
Things look so much different 
	    A      A    E 
To how they looked last night 
A			  G 
A pale face pressed to an unmade bed 
     D				  A 
Like flags of many nations flying high above her head 
A	      E 
The cellophane still on the flowers 
G  			  D 
The telegram still in her hand 
A 	          G 
As whispers circulate all day 
      D				       A 
Their back-stage baby princess passed away 
	    C#m	      G#m 
And you can cage the songbird 
    Bm		        F#m 
But you can't make her sing 
	   C#m	     G#m 
And you can trap the free bird 
	   Bm		    F#m 
But you'll have to clip her wings 
	      E    E      E7  E     E     E7   
`Cause she'll soar like a hawk when she flies 
E	   D                  E          A  
But she'll dive like an eagle when she dies 
G     D    D  A 
Ooh!  ooh! 
A	    G 
Promises of no more lies 
Fell flat upon an empty stage 
	   A        E 
Before the audience arrived 
A			G 
A return in time to the cheaper seats 
She never knew what lay beneath 
Just a dated handbill they found between the sheets 
A		    E 
Let down before the final curtain 
G		              D 
A shallow heart that left her cold 
A		  G 
She left in rouge upon the mirror 
	  D 		       A 
A circled kiss to the faithful fans who'd miss her 
A     G     D     A 
Ooh!  ooh!  ooh!