*Like Background Music* (Lord)

D
 I am not here just to match your curtains
Dmaj7
 I'm not a sentence on your resume
F#7
 I wasn't sent to try and supplement you
Gmaj6
 I'm not the busy work along your way
A
 I'm the money where you see a wallet
Gmaj6
 Not these enemies you've made your friends
F#7
 I'm not a monkey for your dinner party
Em
 And not the means to just another ends.

A Bm

                        D          A         Bm
I don't want to be like background music for you
                         D
I don't want to throw my diamonds on the ground
    A             A                Cmaj7      Dmaj7
You build up your home to face the sunset you see
           D              A    D
It doesn't turn the other way around.

D
 Your sense of beauty has become your blemish
Dmaj7
 Your friends have now become your enemies
F#7
 Your treasures occupy the dusty corners
Gmaj6
 They've brought you nothing anybody sees
A
 When God himself has now been sent away and
Gmaj7
 Our chain-of-being falls in broken hands:
F#7
 What's the rest of us to compensate with
Em
 And how would anybody understand?

A Bm

                        D          A         Bm
I don't want to be like background music for you
                        D
I don't want to lose my diamonds in the the haze
    A         A                 Cmaj7          Dmaj7
For seventeen years I worked to write you this book
              D            A         D
And you've forgotten it in seventeen days.

D
 Once I stopped to watch this midnight movie
Dmaj7
 This woman stopped to show us everything
F#7
 But it was not enough to stay enamored
Gmaj6
 'Too much' was still not worth remembering
A
 Reminded me of a politician
Gmaj7
 Who whored himself but not enough to win
F#7
 He had 'something' but he wanted 'everything' so he got 'nothing'
Em
 I hope I haven't learned the same from him.

A Bm

                        D          A         Bm
I don't want to be like background music for you
                         D
I don't want to throw my diamonds to the sea
      A        A        Cmaj7     Dmaj7
There isn't an honor in coming in last
                D            A     D
When there's no honor in the victory.