Cars Are Cars


written and performed by Paul Simon
from "Hearts And Bones."
Transcribed by Erik Strom.


D  G  D  


G          D                 G
  Cars are cars all over the world

G          D                 G
  Cars are cars all over the world

          D               G
Similarly made. Similarly sold

          D                            G
In a motorcade. Abandoned when they're old

         D                 G     F/G        
Cars are cars all over the world


G          D                 G
  Cars are cars all over the world

G          D                 G
  Cars are cars all over the world

              D                  G
Engine in the front. Jack in the back

                D                   G
Wheels take the brunt. Pinion and a rack

         C    D            G
Cars are cars all over the world

         C    D            G
Cars are cars all over the world


    F#m7       Bm7 
But people are strangers

     C6              Bm7
They change with the curve

     Gmaj7        F#m7
From time zone to time zone

   Em7      D 
As we can observe

     Bm7             F#m7
They shut down their borders

    C6              Gmaj7
And think they're immune

     Bm7            D/C 
They stand on their differences

    C            G    
And shoot at the moon


G              D                 G
  But cars are cars all over the world

G          D                 G
  Cars are cars all over the world

              D                  G
Drive 'em on the left. Drive 'em on the right

                D                   G
Susceptible to theft in the middle of the night

         C    D            G
Cars are cars all over the world

         C    D            G
Cars are cars all over the world


  F#m7       Bm7 
I once had a car

         C6          Bm7
That was more like a home

  Gmaj7        F#m7        
I lived in it, loved in it

Em7          D 
Polished its chrome

   Bm7        F#m7
If some of my homes

         C6           Gmaj7
Had been more like my car

  Bm7      D/C           
I probably wouldn't have

C         G        
Travelled this far


         D                 G
Cars are cars all over the world

         D                 G
Cars are cars all over the world

         C    D            G
Cars are cars all over the world

         C    D            G
Cars are cars all over the world

         C    D            G
Cars are cars all over the world


Repeat and fade:

D  G  D  G  


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