Town Called Malice Uke tab by The Jam

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Town Called Malice

Em Em
Better stop dreaming of the quiet life
Dm7 Dm7
Cos it’s the one we’ll never know
Em Em
And quit running for that runaway bus
Dm7 Dm7
Cos those rosey days are few
F F Em Em
And stop apologising for the things you’ve never done
G G
Cos time is short and life is cruel
G G
But it’s up to us to change
G G
This town called malice.

Em Em
Rows and rows of disused milk floats
Dm7 Dm7
Stand dying in the dairy yard
Em Em
And a hundred lonely housewives clutch empty milk
Dm7 Dm7
Bottles to their hearts
F F Em Em
Hanging out their old love letters on the line to dry
G G
Its enough to make you stop believing
G G
When tears come fast and furious
G G
In a town called malice. Yeah

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F F Em Em
Struggle after struggle - year after year
G G
The atmospheres a fine blend of ice
G G
I’m almost stone cold dead
G G
In a town called malice.

Oooo Yeah

Bm Bm Am Am
A A whole streets belief in Sundays roast beef
Bm Bm Am Am
Gets dashed against the co-op
G G
To either cut down on beer or the kids new gear
G G
Its a big decision in a town called malice. Oooo Yeah

Em Em Dm7 Dm7
The ghost of a steam train echoes down my track
Em Em
It’s at the moment bound for nowhere
Dm7 Dm7
Just going round and round
F F
Playground kids and creaking swings
Em Em
Lost laughter in the breeze
G G
I could go on for hours and I probably will
G G
But I’d sooner put some joy back
G G
In this town called malice. Yeah
G G
Town called malice. Yeah

 

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About this song

It was a double A-side single release featuring "Precious" as the flip side. The song has a very similar introduction and bassline to "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes. A 12" version was also available with a live version of "Town Called Malice" backed by an extended version of "Precious". Released as the first single from the album on 29 January 1982, it entered the chart at number one on the British music charts, staying at the top for three weeks, and preventing "Golden Brown" by The Stranglers from reaching number one.