Billy Joel - Getting Closer Guitar Chords

Billy Joel

album rock, classic rock, folk rock, mellow gold

Chords: A, G, Em, C, D, Bm
       A                 G
I went searching for the truth
          Em          A
But in my innocence I found
        A                 G
All the con men and their acrobats
    Em                A
Who stomped me in the ground
      A             G
If I count up their percentages
  Em                   A
I know they're getting rich
     A                 G
But they haven't taken everything
      Em             A
Those paybacks are a bitch
            C
Though I've lost quite a lot
     G
I am still in control
         C
They can keep what they've got
         A
But they can't have my soul
       D       G         A          D
And if I don't have this all worked out
         D        G       A         D 
Still I'm getting closer, getting closer
D            G      A     Bm
I still have far to go no doubt
        D       G       A       D
But I'm getting closer, getting closer
         A             G
What was ripped off by professionals
   Em              A
Is not all that it seems
         A              G
While I must live up to contracts
      Em             A
I did not give up my dreams
      A        G
If I see it as experience
   Em             A
It hasn't gone to waste
       A               G
Lately all the missing pieces
          Em           A
Have been falling into place
       C                         G
And if I could go back and start over somehow
        C       
I would not change that much
        A
Knowing what I know now
              D         G
Thought there have been sins
  A    D 
I will regret
         D        G       A       D
Still I'm getting closer, getting closer
   D         G       A       Bm
I don't have all the answers yet
        D       G       A       D
But I'm getting closer, getting closer

SOLO:
G F A G (A could be Dm) (X4)
A G Em A (X4)

      A              G
I'm a mark for every shyster
     Em         A
From Topanga to Berlin
      A                      G
And I should have learned to kick them out
   Em                 A
As soon as they crawled in
      A             G
So to every bank in Switzerland
     Em               A
That stores my stolen youth
     A              G
I'm alright because despite the laws
    Em              A
You cannot hide the truth
    C                 
And although you will say
     G
I am still too naive
       C     
Well I have not lost faith
       A
In the things I believe
       D       G           A          D
And if I don't have a this all worked out
         D        G       A       D
Still I'm getting closer, getting closer
   D         G      A     Bm
I still have far to go no doubt
       D      G       A       D       
But I'm still getting closer, getting closer

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