Death in the afternoon 
Oh no, it seems to me to be so inhuman 
Death in the afternoon 
I guess we all should have seen it coming. 
Everybody's always saying things are changing 
And not a minute too soon 
I've been looking ?round but only see the same thing. 
Another death in the afternoon. 
Death in the afternoon 
Oh no, there's murder in the hearts of many 
And blood on the hands of few, 
Oh no, and the pity is, there isn't any. 
In a carnival that never, ever closes 
There's no shortage of faceless victims 
Sure it's a freak show but, honey, ain't that showbiz. 
Convince yourself you're so different. 
You are. 
{before solo} 
A |--------7~--|  (8 times) 
E |--0--0------| 
Human suffering makes good entertainment 
If you can package it all up neatly 
Let all the media boys make the arrangements 
The truth gets covered completely. 
Death in the afternoon 
And it's coast-to-coast on all the networks 
And into your living room- 
The ancient Romans took out all the guesswork. 
Copyright EMI Music Publishing; reprinted with kind permission. 
Transcribed by Brad Launikonis 
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