Big Hurt, Cool Congress, Lyrics, Video

Cool Congress “The Big Hurt” Live at Lee’s Palace, Toronto 1991

The Big Hurt

E                                                B

I know I’m just a cheap suit for your love

E                                                B

And I know that I’ve wasted all of my wishes

D                                                A

People tell me of all the fish in the sea

E                                                B

I say, Yeah, but I want you and not some fishes

 

E                                                B

Then you smile in that way you smile

E                                                B

You know that always drives me wild

D                                                A

I can see that you’re playing a game that I won’t win anyway

E                                                B

But knowing me I’ll keep on trying

 

Chorus:

A            B

The TV was on

A                                    B

When you picked me up and knocked me down

A            B

Another rerun

A                        B

But that’s nothing new, it’s the same routine ruining me

A

And you’re setting me up

B            E            ABE            ABE

Setting me up for the big – hurt

 

E                                    B

You always wrote forever yours

E                                                            B

Because forever seemed so open there were so many doors

D                                                A

So much time was wasted planning our wildest dreams

E                                                B

And the pictures I’ve seen can’t bring me back to that place

 

Chorus:

A            B

The TV was on

A                                    B

When you picked me up and knocked me down

A            B

Another rerun

A                        B

But that’s nothing new, it’s the same routine ruining me

A

And you’re setting me up

B            E            ABE            ABE

Setting me up for the big – hurt

 

E                                    B

The rain cascaded on your eyes

E                                    B

I was just a prisoner lost in a loveless lie

D                                                A

The sky lit up and I saw the sadness cross your face

E                                                B

And in a flash of light you were lost to the lonely thunder

 

Chorus:

A            B

The TV was on

A                                    B

When you picked me up and knocked me down

A            B

Another rerun

A                        B

But that’s nothing new, it’s the same routine ruining me

A

And you’re setting me up

B            E            ABE            ABE

Setting me up for the big – hurt

 

(Solo)

 

Chorus:

A            B

The TV was on

A                                    B

When you picked me up and knocked me down

A            B

Another rerun

A                        B

But that’s nothing new, it’s the same routine ruining me

A

And you’re setting me up

B            E            ABE            ABE

Setting me up for the big – hurt

 

Chorus:

A            B

The TV was on

A                                    B

When you picked me up and knocked me down

A            B

Another rerun

A                        B

But that’s nothing new, it’s the same routine ruining me

A

And you’re setting me up

B            E            ABE            ABE

Setting me up for the big – hurt

 

Words and Music by Chadwick Gendron 1991

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