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Force of nature

C Dm7 C F C
I can feel it in the air I can smell you everywhere
C Dm7 C F C
I don't know if you're receptive so l will play the love detective
Cos when the bees buzz in the apple blossoms
Dm7 F
they don't think about their fate
Wake up now don't hibernate
the birds are singin' on the garden gate
the fruit is sweet upon your plate
Come on baby don't berate me let me in you know you sate me
Dm7 C
when we pollinate

Let me know your fickle heart I only wanna play my part
and we will be resurrected and in the sweetest way infected
and when the bees buzz in the cherry blossoms
they don't analyse their fate
Don't think I'm a degenerate
if I want to consummate
people think I'm filled with hate
They've got it wrong that's out of date I only live to be your mate
Baby let's pollinate

I stood beneath your balcony I unleashed a symphony
Juliet was not at home She took a train and went to Rome
But I will follow anyway and try not to be late
My ticket will not terminate
While the birds are singing on the garden gate
and the fruit is sweet upon your plate
Come on baby don't berate me You must know you fascinate me
when we pollinate

Don't think I'm a degenerate if I want to consummate
Baby I'm not filled with hate
that's all wrong that's out of date This little shuffle climbs and climbs over the circular chord progression.
It's fun to play. When I look at the lyrics it makes me think this woman
is one of GP's fictional favourites - the sloane ranger he loves to despise.
It's probably not a real person, but no doubt he knows the type.

Intro: Bb Eb Bb Eb Bb Eb Bb Bb

Bb C
She's got everything she needs and it isn't you
Eb F
A cosmetic arsenal a bucket of glue
Bb C
Signs on her back that say Keep on the grass
Eb F
Powerful liquor in a hip flask
Bb C
Coins from the commonwealth Doubloons from the sea
Eb F
A knife in her boot heel A Bonsai tree
Bb C
Ice cream in her pocket Diamonds from her fence
Eb F
It all works like clockwork It all makes sense

Bb Eb Bb Eb Bb Eb
To a force of nature, force of nature, force of nature
Bb Bb
That's what she is

With her clouded leopard on a leash in the shed
A vicious black rodent she calls Fred
She keeps her diary under the bed
but there's nothin' in it cos it's all in her head
Walkin' round London with foreign banknotes
throwin' silver nunchucks at cab drivers throats
Being invisible Being obscene
Being the person you wish you'd been

CHORUS repeat

Dm Cm7
But inside her heart There's a kid locked away in a room
Dm Cm7
Who throws a grenade at your feet that explodes with such force
F Bb Eb Bb
That it bursts your balloon like a force of nature

But inside her heart there's this kid locked away in a room
Who peeks through the door every now and again
and says hey I'm coming out soon

Her raincoat jingles Your mercury soars
Every last move defies gravity's laws
Her computer's connected directly to the stars
Keeps her emotions in mason jars
Stored in the attic in the roof near the sky
Up in the rafters where the bats fly
Being impossible Being on a roll
Being like something you can't control

Chords barred:

Bb 6-8-8-7-6-6
C 8-10-10-9-8-8
Eb 6-6-8-8-8-6
F 8-8-10-10-10-8
Dm 5-5-7-7-6-5
Cm7 8-10-8-8-8-8

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