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Verse:
        Am                        Em                 F
Now I'm of consenting age to be forgetting you in a cabaret. 
        Am                                      Em         F
Somewhere downtown where a burlesque queen may even ask my name 
       Am                                               
As she sheds her skin on stage
     Em                       F
I'm seated and sweating to a dance song on the club's PA
Am                              
The strip joint veteran sits two away 
Em                     F                          Am    C   Bm  
Smirking between dignified sips of his dignified peach and lime 
     F
daiquiri 

Chorus:
Am        C            F              
And isn't this exactly where you'd like me 
    Dm                                 F
I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know
            Em         Dm             
Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety 
Am            C            F              
Oh, and isn't this exactly where you'd like me 
    Dm                                 F
I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know
            Em         Am             
Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety 

Oh......

Verse:
    *PALM MUTE*
But I'm afraid that I 
Well, I may of faked it
    Am                   Em                F   
And I wouldn't be caught dead, dead, dead, dead in this place
      Am            Em  
Well, I'm afraid that I
            F            
That's right well, that I may have faked it 
Am             Em        F - ring out -
And I wouldn't be caught dead in this place 

Chorus:
Am        C            F              
And isn't this exactly where you'd like me 
    Dm                                 F
I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know
            Em         Dm             
Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety 
Am            C            F              
Oh, and isn't this exactly where you'd like me 
    Dm                                 F
I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know
            Em         Am             
Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety

Solo:
Am, Am, Dm, Dm, F, F   x2

      Am          Bm
Well, I'm afraid that I
        F
Well, I may of faked it                                     
     Am           Bm     F
And I wouldn't be caught dead, dead, dead, dead, dead in this place   x2 

Chorus:
Am        C            F              
And isn't this exactly where you'd like me 
    Dm                                 F
I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know
            Em         Dm             
Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety 
Am            C            F              
Oh, and isn't this exactly where you'd like me 
    Dm                                 F
I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know
            Em         Dm             
Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety
Dm
Praying for love and paying in naivety
Dm 
Praying for love and paying in naivety
     Am
.......oh.    
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15 Comments

  1. PanicAtTheOutsideWorld

    oh my god i lOve this song

  2. PanicAtTheOutsideWorld

    recommended strumming patterns?

  3. demonicurie

    for the strumming pattern, i use DDDUDUD. it works nicely if you go in beat with the song:)

  4. What’s the count and strumming pattern together??

  5. glaxypandab

    I think Em sounds really nice in comparison to the Bm.

  6. twentyonepanicstans

    in the chorus, instead of doing Dm to F, I think Dm to Am sounds better

  7. beebo'sforehead

    I would use Em or D as an alternative Bm is to weird.

  8. HeyLookAtThat

    Bm sounds weird, so I use D as an alternative.

  9. Kanin the canine

    Does anyone else think that the Bm sounds a bit funky or is that just me?

  10. What is the most common strum pattern for this song? I’m having trouble figuring out what strum pattern to do.

  11. Yay!! I love this song :)

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