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Billy Joel - An Innocent Man Chords

[verse 1]
C
Some people stay far away from the door
              Dm
If there's a chance of it opening up
F                         G
They hear a voice in the hall outside
                             C
And hope that it just passes by
C
Some people live with the fear of a touch
         Dm
And the anger of having been a fool
F                        G
They will not listen to anyone
                        C
So nobody tells them a lie

[refrain]
Bb                    C/F
I know you're only protecting yourself
Bb                         F
I know you're thinking of somebody else
G
Someone who hurt you

[verse 2]
    C
But I'm not above making up for the love
              Dm
You've been denying you could ever feel
F                    G
I'm not above doing anything
                            C
To restore your faith if I can
C
Some people see through the eyes of the old
             Dm
Before they ever get a look at the young
F                   G
I'm only willing to hear you cry
                         C
Because I am an innocent man

[chorus]
   F
I am an innocent man
         C
Oh yes I am

[verse 3]
C
Some people say they will never believe
           Dm
Another promise they hear in the dark
F                  G
Because they only remember too well
                                 C
They heard somebody tell them before
C
Some people sleep all alone every night
            Dm
Instead of taking a lover to bed
F                           G
Some people find that it's easier to hate
                   C
Than to wait anymore

[refrain]
Bb                       C
I know you don't want to hear what I say
Bb                        C
I know you're gonna keep turning away
G
But I've been there and if

[verse 4]
C
I can survive I can keep you alive
          Dm
I'm not above going through it again
F                    G
I'm not above being cool for a while
                                    C
If you're cruel to me I'll understand
C
Some people run from a possible fight
             Dm
Some people figure they can never win
F                       G
And although this is a fight I can lose
                             C
The accused is an innocent man

[chorus]
   F
I am an innocent man
          C
Oh yes I am
An innocent man

[refrain]
Bb                          C
You know you only hurt yourself out of spite
Bb                           F
I guess you'd rather be a martyr tonight
G
That's your decision

[verse 5]
C
But I'm not below anybody I know
              Dm
If there's a chance of resurrecting a love
F                      G
I'm not above going back to the start
                                   C
To find out where the heartache began
C
Some people hope for a miracle cure
              Dm
Some people just accept the world as it is
F                       G
But I'm not willing to lay down and die
                           C
Because I am an innocent man

[chorus]
   F
I am an innocent man
          C
Oh yes I am
An innocent man

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