Mile End    (video)

 

    D - D

 

   D                                                                                               Bm

1.    We didn't have nowhere to live, we didn't have nowhere to go,

                                        A

    'til someone said, "I know this place off Burditt Road."

D                                                                                        Bm

    It was on the fifteenth floor, it had a board across the door,

                                 A

    it took an hour to pry it off and get inside.

G                                                                                                 D

    It smelt as if someone had died, the living-room was full of flies,

                                                            A

    the kitchen sink was blocked, the bathroom sink not there at all.

     Am              G                               D#   D

    Ooh, it's a mess alright, yes, it's Mile End.

 

   D                                                                                                  Bm

2.     And now we're living in the sky ! I'd never thought I'd live so high,

                               A

    just like Heaven if it didn't look like Hell.

D                                                                                               Bm

    The lift is always full of piss, the fifth floor landing smells of fish,

                                   A

    not just on Friday, every single other day.

G                                                                                                  D

    Below the kids come out tonight, they kick a ball and have a fight,

                                            A

    and maybe shoot somebody if they lose at pool.

     Am              G                              D#   D

    Ooh, it's a mess alright, yes, it's Mile End.

 

+  instrumental = verse 2

 

   D

3.     Nobody wants to be your friend 'cause you're not from round here,

    Bm                           A

    ooh, as if that was something to be proud about.

D                                                                                                Bm

    The pearly king of the Isle of Dogs, feels up children in the bogs,

                                                A

    down by the playing fields someone sets a car on fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

G                                                                                                      D

    I guess you have to go right down before you understand just how,

                            A

    how low, how low a human being can go.

     Am              G                              D#   D

    Ooh, it's a mess alright, yes, it's Mile End.        +  D - - -

 

+  D - Bm - A (2x)     +  Am - G - D - A (2x)

 

+  Am - G - D - A (4x) .....

 

 

(orig. = capo 3rd)    (Pulp)