Plastic Palace People

	C                 Bb
	Over the rooftops sails Billy
	  Ab                 C
	A string tied to his underwear
	Through cobblestone streets a child races
	    Eb                  C
	And shouts "Billy! Come down from there!"
	"My Mother's calling", his voice whimpers
	  Ab                     C
	A string clutched in his tiny hand
	                        F                   Eb
	"Not 'til I've seen the sky's not lit up in tears"
	"Child, try and understand"
	       Ab/C                  C
	"Don't pull the string, don't bring me down"
	"Don't make me land..."
	Eb Ebsus4 Eb Eb(add9) Eb Ebsus4 Eb
	    Eb(add9)   Eb (etc)
	Plastic palace people
	Sing silent songs, they dream too long
	Their memories just stare
	Plastic palace Alice
	She steals her cards, tomorrow deals
	                  Gb  Gb(b5)
	With deafening despair
	Gm            Cm/G          Gm        
	Hurry! You've got to get in line
	     Cm/G                Gm
	Your nose might start to shine
	And sweat it out and dance about
	The whole world's out of line
	C                     Bb
	A harvest of stars surrounds Billy
	    Ab                  C
	The night clings to his happy eyes
	A sleepin' town square, beneath the fountain
	  Eb              C
	A child murmurs a weary sigh
	    Ab/C             C                    Ab/C
	"My mother weeps and weaves her hair with worries"
	             C               Ab
	"Please come down from there"
	Eb Ebsus4 Eb Eb(add9) Eb Ebsus4 Eb
	    Eb(add9)   Eb (etc)
	Plastic palace people
	Through fields of clay and granite grey
	They play without a sound
	Plastic palace Alice
	Blows gaping holes to store her fears
	                   Gb   Gb(b5)
	Inside her lover's head
	Gm              Cm/G            Gm   
	Listen, they're laughing in the halls
	     Gm/G               Gm
	They rip your face with lies
	To passing eyes, you cry for help
	Like dogs they bark replies...
	C                 Bb              Ab
	Over the rooftops bursts Billy Balloon
	Sadly the string descends
	                       F                      Eb    
	Searching its way down through blue submarine air
	The polka dot underwear
	   Ab/C              C
	To meet the trees in morning square
	     Ab/C                C
	Just hanging there, just hanging there
	Bb Cmaj7 repeat to fade