Song: Big Time

Band: Peter Gabriel
Composed By: Peter Gabriel

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...BIG TIME... by Peter Gabriel
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*from 'So' (1986)*



    


*CAPO 1st FRET*

(Original Key: G#m)



    


Chorus 1:

Gm  Bb         C        F         Gm  Bb, C  F

     I'm on my way, I'm making it.
Gm  Bb           C       F          Gm  Bb, C  F

     I've got to make it show, yeah!
Gm  Bb  C       F           Gm   Bb, C  F

        So much larger than life.
Gm  Bb            C        F       Gm  Bb, C  F

     I'm going to watch it growing.

Break:

Bb       Gm
 Oh......oh,
Bb       Gm
 Oh......oh.

Verse 1:

C7                                 Gm
 The place where I come from, is a small town.
Cm                                   Gm
 They think so small, they use small words.
        C7                        Gm
But not me; I'm smarter than that; I worked it out.
Cm
 I've been stretching my mouth,
             Gm
To let those big words come right out.

          C7                             Gm
I've had enough, I'm getting out, to the city, the big, big city.
Cm
 I'll be a big noise, with all the big boys,
        Gm
There's so much stuff I will own.

Bridge 1:

F#                            C7
 And I will pray to a big God, as I kneel in the big church.

Chorus 2:

Gm          Bb         C        F

 (Big Time), I'm on my way, I'm making it,
Gm          Bb   C   F

 (Big Time),  oh yes.
Gm          Bb           C       F

 (Big Time), I've got to make it show, yeah!

Gm          Bb  C       F           Gm    Bb, C  F

 (Big Time),    so much larger than life.
Gm          Bb             C        F

 (Big Time),  I'm going to watch it growing.
Gm          Bb

 (Big Time).

Break:

   F

Oh-oh oh, oh oh, oh-oh oh, oh oh.

Verse 2:

C7                       Gm
 My parties have all the big names,
                                 Cm
And I greet them with the widest smile.
                                    Gm
Tell them how my life is one big ad-venture.
                     C7
And always they're a-mazed,
                           Gm
When I show them 'round my house, to my bed.
         Cm
I had it made like a mountain range,
                  Gm
With a snow-white pillow for my big fat head.

Bridge 2:

F#

 And my Heaven will be a big Heaven,
C7
 And I will walk through the front door.

Chorus 3:

Gm          Bb         C        F

 (Big Time), I'm on my way, I'm making it,
Gm          Bb   C   F

 (Big Time),  oh yes.
Gm          Bb           C       F

 (Big Time), I've got to make it show, yeah!

Gm          Bb  C       F           Gm    Bb, C  F

 (Big Time),    so much larger than life.
Gm          Bb             C        F

 (Big Time),  I'm going to watch it growing.
Gm          Bb

 (Big Time).
Coda:

Gm
 (Big Time), my car is getting bigger,
Cm
 (Big Time), my house is getting bigger.
Gm
 (Big Time), my eyes are getting bigger,
Cm                   Bb

 (Big Time)...and my mouth.

Gm
 (Big Time), my belly is getting bigger,
Cm
 (Big Time), and my bank account.
Gm
 (Big Time), look at my, circumstance,
Cm                   Bb

 (Big Time), and the bulge in my,
                              Gm
Big, big, big, big, big, big, big.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   Gm      Bb      C       F       C7      Cm      F#


 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE

 355333  x13331  x35553  133211  x35353  x35543  244322
                                    ____
           _             __   __   |  __|  __    __
          | |   _   _   |  \ /  |  | |__   \ \  / /
  _____   | |  | | | |  |       |  |__  |   \ \/ /
 |  ___|  | |  | | | |  | |\_/| |   __| |    \  /
 | |= =   | |  | |_| |  | | = | |  |____|     | |
 | |      | |  |_____|  | |   | |   = = =     | |
 | |___   | |   = = =   | |   | |             | |
 |_____|  | |           |_|   |_|             | |
  = = =   | |_____       =     =    Tabbed by |_|
          |_______|  Joel from cLuMsY, 2008    =
           = = = =      (clumsyband@hotmail.com)

View Just Lyrics...

I'm on my way, I'm making it
I've got to make it show, yeah
So much larger than life
I'm going to watch it growing

The place where I come from is a small town
They think so small
They use small words
But not me
I'm smarter than that
I worked it out
I've been stretching my mouth
To let those big words come right out

I've had enough, I'm getting out
To the city, the big big city
I'll be a big noise with all the big boys
There's so much stuff I will own
And I will pray to a big god
As I kneel in the big church

Big time
I'm on my way-I'm making it
Big time big time
I've got to make it show yeah
Big time big time
So much larger than life
Big time
I'm going to watch it growing
Big time

My parties all have big names
And I greet them with the widest smile
Tell them how my life is one big adventure
And always they're amazed
When I show them 'round my house, to my bed
I had it made like a mountain range
With a snow-white pillow for my big fat head
And my heaven will be a big heaven
And I will walk through the front door

Big time
I'm on my way-I'm making it
Big time big time
I've got to make it show-yeah
Big time big time
So much larger than life
I'm going to watch it growing
Big time big time
My car is getting bigger
Big time
My house is getting bigger
Big time
My eyes are getting bigger
Big time
And my mouth
Big time
My belly is getting bigger
Big time
And my bank account
Big time
Look at my circumstance
Big time
And the bulge in my big big big big big big big

View Albums that This Song Appears On...

  • So

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Real World Productions / Real World Records Song Duration on Album: 4:27 Album Duration: 46:23

    Release Date: 1986

    Moods: Confident, Gentle, Intimate, Laid-Back/Mellow, Ominous, Passionate, Quirky, Reflective, Ambitious, Bleak, Brassy, Brooding, Complex, Earthy, Eccentric, Eerie, Enigmatic, Intense, Ironic, Literate, Melancholy, Playful, Refined, Sophisticated, Swaggering, Theatrical, Weary, Witty, Yearning, Dramatic, Elegant, Tense/Anxious

    Styles: Album Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Art Rock, College Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Prog-Rock

    Themes: Hanging Out, Introspection, Late Night, Partying, Rainy Day, Reflection, Regret, The Creative Side, Healing/Comfort, Heartache, Lifecycle, Maverick, Nighttime, Stay in Bed, Yearning

  • Big Time [#1]

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Charisma Song Duration on Album: 6:14 Album Duration: 25:14

    Release Date: 1987

    Styles: Album Rock, Art Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

  • Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Caroline Song Duration on Album: 4:25 Album Duration: 01:17:19

    Release Date: December, 1990

    Moods: Literate, Detached, Complex, Quirky, Cerebral, Enigmatic, Reflective, Theatrical, Brooding

    Styles: Album Rock, Art Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Prog-Rock

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