The Measure Of A Man chords

Elton John

Key: 

  			INTRO 
He plays E and G notes, but you can stay in C as well 

C 
These battered hand are all you own 
Am 
This broken heart has turned to stone 
F			  C 
Go hang your glory on the wall 
Am				Em 
There comes a time when castles fall 
F	Em	Dm	C		G 
And all that's left is shifting in the sand 
C				   Dm 
You're out of time, you're out of place 
	      Em 
Look at your face 
	   F		G	C 
That's the measure of a man 

C 
This coat that fits you like a glove 
Am 
These dirty streets you learned to love 
F			     C 
So welcome back my long lost friend 
Am			     Em 
You've been to hell and back again 
F	Em	Dm	C	     G 
God alone knows how you crossed that span 
C			      Dm 
Back on the beat, back to the start 
	      Em 
Trust in your heart 
	   F		G	C 
That's the measure of a man 

C			Dm		    Em 
It's the fire in the eyes, the lines on the hand 
	 F		G	C 
It's the things you understand 
Am				Em 
Permanent ties from which you once ran 
	   F		G	D#	Cm 
That's the measure of a man 

D# 
You've come full circle, now you're home 
Cm 
Without the gold, without the chrome 
G#				D# 
And this is where you've always been 
	    Cm		     G# 
You had to lose so you could win 
G#	Gm	Fm	D#		A# 
And rise above your troubles while you can 
	    D#			Cm 
Now you can love, now you can lose 
	    Gm 
Now you can choose 
	   G#		A#	D# 
That's the measure of a man 

D#			Fm		Gm 
It's the fire in the eyes, the lines on the hand 
	 G#		A#	D# 
It's the things you understand 
... 
REPEAT THE SAME SEQUENCE, REMEMBER THAT IN THIS SECOND PART THE KEY LIFTS TO D# 
The permanent ties from which you once ran 
That's the measure of a man 
You've come full cirlce, now you're home 
Without the gold, without the chrome 
And this is where you've always been 
You had to lose so you could win 
And rise above your troubles while you can 
Now you can love, now you can lose 
Now you can choose 
That's the measure of a man