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Carnival Chords

‣ Natalie Merchant
Capo 2.
 
[Intro]
 
Em  D  C  Em
 
[Verse 1]
 
Em                              
Well I've  walked these streets 
          D
a virtual stage it seemed to me.
C                       
Make-up on their faces, 
                                Em
actors took their place next to me.
Em                             
Well I've walked these streets 
           D
in a Carnival of sites to see.
C                             
All the cheap thrill seekers; 
                                  Em
the vendors and the dealers they crowded around me
 
[Chorus]
G
Have I been blind
             D
Have I been lost inside myself and my own mind
C
Hypnotized, Mesmerized 
                     Em
By what my eyes have seen
 
[Verse 2]
Em                                    D
I've walked these streets in a spectacle 

of wealth and poverty
C                                 
In the diamond market the scarlet 
                      Em
welcome carpet that they've just rolled out for me.
Em                               
And I've walked these streets in 
     D
the madhouse asylum they can be
C                                                    
where a wild eyed misfit prophet on a traffic island 
               Em
stopped and he raved of saving me.
 
[Chorus]
G
Have I been blind
             D
Have I been lost inside myself and my own mind
C
Hypnotized, Mesmerized 
                     Em
By what my eyes have seen
G
Have I been wrong 
             D
Have I been wise to shut my eyes and play along 
C
Hypnotized, Paralyzed      
                     Em
By what my eyes have found,  
   C                  D
By what my eyes have seen
             Em
What they've seen
 
[Instrumental]
 
Em  D  C  Em
Em  D  C  Em
 
[Chorus 2/Outro]
G           D                  C
Have I been blind, have I been lost
            G                  D                  C
Have I been wrong, have I been wise, have I been strong
 
Have I been?
 
G                      D
Hypnotized, Mesmerized
                     C
By what my eyes have found
   Em         C      D
In that great street carnival
 
G           D                  C
Have I been blind, have I been lost
            G                  D                  C
Have I been wrong, have I been wise, have I been strong
 
Have I been?
 
G                      D
Hypnotized, Mesmerized
                     C
By what my eyes have found
   Em         C      D
In that great street carnival
        Em
In that Carnival
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