This is a song from a mix my pal Steve made me. Everyone should want such a friend—I’d never even heard of Television Personalities (’80s-era British post-punk) and now they may be one of my favorites. On looking them up on the Internet, turns out this song’s lyrics are a pretty trite “Eleanor-Rigby” retread. All the same: great. This song sounds best with barre chords.
Note: At the end of each line in the verse, the C chord gets played with a bit, hitting Csus4 and Csus2. You can hear it. If yer barreing the C at the third fret, just fiddle with yer pinky.
VERSE: C G C F C G C Every afternoon in the staff canteen C G C F C G C Just another teenage girl with teenage girl dreams CHORUS: Dm C In the world of Pauline Lewis Dm Gsus4 Everything is fantasy G It's easy to see VERSE: Spends the night alone in her cold bedroom Seven nights a week, seven nights of gloom CHORUS: In the world of Pauline Lewis Everything is fantasy It's easy to see VERSE: In the world, in the world of Pauline Lewis Pauline died alone, they found her slumped on her bed Took her life because she could no longer pretend In the mirror Pauline saw a catalogue girl Wearing make-up by Mary Quant, shoes by Ravel In the world, in the world of Pauline Lewis