Across The Lines Chords & Lyrics Artist:

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

Am chord C chord D chord Em chord G chord F/G chord
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How To Play

Capo: 2nd fret

INTRO
Em D  Am  C  (2x)
 
 
CHORUS
Em         D      Am        C
Across the lines, who would dare to go
Em        D                Am
Under the bridge, over the tracks
               C
That separates whites from blacks
Em               D            G
Choose sides, or run for your life
Am          C       D
Tonight the riots began
Em                  D
On back streets of America,
Am                        C        G
They killed the dream of America
 
 
Em                                D
Little black girl gets assaulted, ain't no reason why
    Am                         C
Newspaper prints the story and racist tempers fly
     Em                      D
Next day it starts the riot, knives and guns are drawn
    Am                         C
Two black boys get killed, one white boy goes blind
 
 
CHORUS
Em         D      Am        C
Across the lines, who would dare to go
Em        D                Am
Under the bridge, over the tracks
               C
That separates whites from blacks
Em               D            G
Choose sides, or run for your life
Am          C       D
Tonight the riots began
Em                  D
On back streets of America,
Am                        C        G
They killed the dream of America
 
 
       Em                               D
Little black girl gets assaulted, don't no-one know her name
Am                             C
Lots of people hurt 'n angry, she's the one to blame
 
 
CHORUS
Em         D      Am        C
Across the lines, who would dare to go
Em        D                Am
Under the bridge, over the tracks
               C
That separates whites from blacks
Em               D            G
Choose sides, or run for your life
Am          C       D
Tonight the riots began
Em                  D
On back streets of America,
Am                        C        G
They killed the dream of America
 
OUTRO
F/G  G

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