Verse 1
F#m                                           Em
Stop dreaming of the quiet life 'cos it's the one we'll never know, and

F#m                                          Em
Quit running for that runaway bus 'cos those rosey days are few, well

G                          F#m
Stop apologising for the things you've never done, 'cos

Time is short and life is cruel
But it's up to us to change this town called malice

Verse 2
F#m                                        Em
Rows and rows of disused milk floats stand dying in the dairy yard

F#m                                          Em
And a hundred lonely housewives clutch empty milk bottles to their hearts

G                                 F#m
Hanging out their old love letters on the line to dry

It's enough to make you stop believing

When tears come fast and furious in a town called malice, yeah, yeah, yeah

Verse 3
F#m                   Em
Ba ba ba ba ba da ba, ba ba ba da ba whoo

F#m                   Em
Ba ba ba ba ba da ba, ba ba ba da ba

G                        F#m
Struggle after struggle, year after year

The atmosphere's a fine blend of ice I'm almost stone cold dead

In a town called malice ooo yeah

C#m                        Bm
A whole street's belief in Sunday's roast beef

     C#m                Bm
Gets dashed against the co-op

To either cut down on beer or the kids' new gear

It's a big decision in a town called Malice oo oo yeah

Verse 4
    F#m                    Em
The ghost of a steam train echoes down my track

F#m                                  Em
It's at the moment bound for nowhere just going 'round and 'round

G                                   F#m
Playground kids and creaking swings lost laughter in the breeze

I could go on for hours and I probably will

But I'd sooner put some joy back in this town called malice yeah