Name of the game    (intro)

 

    G ~     G                             Am              Em                       Bm       

1.                Saw the railway master and I looked him in the eyes,

                C                           G                   F                                C

    said, would you go much faster if you thought that you would die ?

                   G                  Am                      Em                   Bm                                                          

    He said, not me, sir, I could not care, in fact I would not try,

           C                       G                        F                        C

   for protest would not take me far, it's different me not being a star,

       A                                    C                G       ~

    I lock my feelings in a jar till another day.

   

           G                          Am                       Em                        Bm    

2. Oh comfort me, dear brother, would you tell me what you know, 

           C                           G                          F                         C        

    for somewhere in this painful world is a place where I can go.

          G                   Am              Em                    Bm             

    Oh long awaited mother, is it time to make a show, 

        C                        G                                F                    C           

and take your babies to your breast, you know we never passed the test,

           A                                                         C                  G      ~

    and all your sins should be confessed before we carry on.

 

 D               Am                         F                    C                G          

Oh,  don't refuse me, if you choose me, you follow my shame !

 D                 Am                    F                  C                 G

No, don't confuse me, for I know, it's the name of the game.

 

        G                 Am             Em                     Bm    

3. I got up of my pillow and I looked up at the sun,

               C                           G                      F                             C   

    said, you can see quite clearly now the things that we have done.

            G                            Am                    Em                     Bm    

    We burned your sacred willows and our battles we have won,

            C                    G                F                        C              

    and did we get so very far, it's different me not being a star,

       A                                        C                  G       ~

    I lock my feelings in a jar, until they go away.

 

+ CHORUS (2x)   G ~ ~ ~     (orig. = capo 2nd)    (Badfinger)