Intro: Am  G  F  E
 
Verse 1: 
BARNUM
Am
 Right here, right now
G
 I'll put the offer out
F
 I don't wanna chase you down
      E
But I know you see it
Am
 You run with me
G
 And I can cut you free
F
 Out of the drudgery the
E
walls you keep in
 

F
 So trade that typical
C
 For something colorful
G                  Am            G
 And if it's crazy live a little crazy
F
 You can play it sensible
C
A king of conventional
D7                           E7
 Or you can risk it all and see
 
Chorus: 
BARNUM
F         C
Don't you wanna get away
         G         Am            G
From the same old part you gotta play
         F                    C                           G
'Cause I got what you need to come with me and take the ride
               Am     G
It'll take you to the other side
F
 'Cause you can do like you do
C
 Or you can do like me
G                        Am       G
 Stay in the cage or you finally take the key
F        C                       G
 Oh! Damn! Suddenly you're free to fly
               E              Am
It'll take you to the other side
 
Verse 2: 
PHILLIP
Am
 Okay, my friend
G
 You wanna cut me in
F
 Well I hate to tell you,
       E
But it just won't happen
Am
 So thanks, but no
G
 I think I'm good to go
F
 'Cause I quite enjoy the life
    E
You say I'm trapped in
 

F
 Now I admire you
C
And that whole show you do
G
 You're onto something
Am           G
Really, it's something
F
But I live among the swells
C
 And we don't pick up peanut shells
D7                              E7
 I'll have to leave that up to you
 
Chorus: 
PHILLIP
F          C
 Don't you know that I'm okay
          G      Am            G
With this uptown part I get to play
       F                        C                      G
'Cause I've got what I need and I don't wanna take the ride
                Am      G
I don't need to see the other side
F
 So go and do like you do
C
 I'm good to do like me
G                     Am             G
 Ain't in a cage so I don't need to take the key
F          C                       G
 Oh! Damn! Can't you see I'm doing fine?
                E              F
I don't need to see the other side
 
Bridge:
BARNUM
F                               C
 Is this really how you like to spend your days?
G                       Am          G
 Whiskey and misery and parties and plays
 

PHILLIP:
          F
If I were mixed up with you
           C
I'd be the talk of the town
   G
Disgraced and disowned
        E
Another one of the clowns
 

BARNUM:
              F
But you would finally live a little
C
Finally laugh a little
G                         Am         G
 Just let me give you the freedom to dream
          F
And it'll wake you up, and cure your aching
D7
Take your walls and start 'em breaking
F
Now that's a deal that seems worth taking
Dm6                                E7
But I guess I'll leave that up to you
 

PHILLIP:
Am
Well it's intriguing, but to go would cost me greatly
Am
So what percentage of the show would I be taking?
 

BARNUM:
Dm
Fair enough, you'd want a piece of all the action
Am
I'd give you seven, we could shake and make it happen.
 

PHILLIP:
E
I wasn't born this morning

Eighteen would be just fine
 

BARNUM:
F
Why not just go ahead and ask for nickels on a dime?
 

PHILLIP:
E
Fifteen
 

BARNUM:
-nc-
I'd do eight
 

PHILLIP:
F
Twelve
 

BARNUM:
-nc-
Maybe nine
 

PHILLIP:
E
Ten
 
Chorus:
BARNUM & PHILLIP
F         C
Don't you wanna get away
     G         Am                 G
To a whole new part you're gonna play
         F                    C                         G
'Cause I got what you need to come with me and take the ride
Am     G
To the other side
F
 So if you do like I do
C
 So if you do like me
G                          Am           G
 Forget the cage 'cause we know how to make the key
F         C                      G
Oh! Damn! Suddenly we're free to fly
            Am      G         F
We're going to the other side
 
 
BARNUM:
F                     C
So we can do like I do!
 

PHILLIP:
-nc-
To the other side
 

BARNUM:
G                   Am
 So we can do like me
 

PHILLIP:
-nc-
We're going to the other side
 
 
BARNUM:
F                           C
'Cause if you do you're going
 

BARNUM: & PHILLIP:
             G
To the other side
            E            Am
We're going to the other side
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