Note: Untuk mempermudah anda mempelajari Kunci Gitar Elvis Costello - Riot Act, anda bisa mengganti nada dasar kunci sesuai selera dan suara anda,caranya klik kunci yang ada inginkan:

D/C   =   x20232
Bm7   =   x2x23x         BbMAJ7   =   x1x23x

A   Dm     A               Dm   A
        Dm       C             F
doesn't mean forever anymore
A Dm         A
I said forever
                Dm                       C                 F
But it doesn't look like I'm gonna be around much anymore
D                   G
When the heat gets so tropical
Bm               Em
And the talk gets   so topical
D           D/C                 Bm7 (can use B5)
Riot act - you can read me the riot act
BbMAJ7             Em7
You can make me a matter of fact
Or a villain in a million
  Em7                         A
A slip of the tongue is gonna keep me civilian
C#m             C               Bm
Why do you talk such stupid nonsense
            A#               A
When my mind could rest much easier
C#m         C                   Bm
Instead of all this dumb dumb insolence
            A#               A
I would be happier with amnesia
A     Dm         A
They say forget her
                          Dm                 C                 F
Now it looks like you're either gonna be before me or against me
A   Dm           A
I   got your letter
                Dm                 C             F
Now they say I don't care for the color that it paints me
D               G
Trying to be so bad is bad enough
Bm             Em
Don't make me laugh by talking tough
D               G
Don't put your heart out on your sleeve
When your remarks are off the cuff

Chorus . . . . . .