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D chord Dsus4 chord Bm7 chord A chord Em7 chord G chord F sharp minor chord Em chord C chord Am7 chord
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How To Play

Capo:1st fret

VERSE 1
D    Dsus4  Bm7     D   A
Deep in  -  side the border
Bm7          A
Children are crying
Bm7          Em7
Fighting for food
D             G
Holding their heads
F#m            Em         A  D
Breaking their bread with a stone
 
D   Dsus4  Bm7       D    A
All a   -  long the roadside
Bm7         A
People are standing
Bm7          Em7
Watching the sun
D               G
Shielding their eyes
F#m          Em         A     D
Brushing the flies from their face
 
 
CHORUS 1
D        Em           F#m    G
Tell me, what can you say
D        Em         F#m    G
Tell me, who do you blame
D       Em         D       G
Like a mirror you see yourself
      D      Em        F#m     G
These people each have a name
 
 
VERSE 2
D   Dsus4   Bm7       D         A
All a   -   round the township
Bm7             A
Young men are dying
   Bm7        Em
of hunger and thirst
    D             G
The well has run dry
     F#m           Em        A   D
The tears from her eye feeds her son
 
 
CHORUS 1
    D        Em            F#m    G
Now Tell me, what can you say
D         Em        F#m      G
Tell me, who do you blame
D           Em         D       G
     Like a mirror you see yourself
      D      Em          F#m     G      D
These people each have a name
 
(Drum Interlude)
 
[Part 2]
Em - C - G - Em - D (x4)
 
VERSE 3
Am7                             D
     You can say you're pulling back
   Am7                    Em
We see the pictures everywhere
            D
But what we don't see is what's
      C
Going on behind the closed doors
     G                D
And you don't seem to care
 
Am7                        D
     Do you expect me to believe you
Am7                  Em
How can you really think
         D               C
You can take your horse down to the water
        G
Hold a gun at his head
               D
And make him drink
 
 
CHORUS 2
C                     G        D              C
   No matter what you say, it never gets any better
C                     G       D              C
   No matter what you do, we never see any change
 
INTERLUDE
Em - C - G - Em - D
 
 
VERSE 4
Am7                        D
    People living without rights
    Am7            Em
Without their dignity
         D                 C
But how loud does one man have to shout
    G                    D
To earn his right to be free
 
Am7                         D
     You can keep your toy soldiers
     Am7                      Em
To segregate the black and white
              D
But when the dust settles
         C
And the blood stops running
G                     D
How do you sleep at night?
 
 
CHORUS 2
C                      G        D              C
    No matter what you say, it never gets any better
C                      G        D              C
    No matter what you do, we never see any change
C                      G        D              C
    No matter what you say, it never gets any better
C                      G        D              C
    No matter what you do, we never see any change
 
[Interlude Again]
Em - C - G - Em - D (x4)
 
VERSE 5
Am7                              D
     What makes you so high and mighty
Am7                    Em
What makes you so qualified
        D
You can sit there and say
     C
How many have their freedom
    G                   D
But how many more have died
 
Am7                         D
      You decide to sit in judgement
Am7                   Em
Trying to play God yourself
       D                 C
Oh but someday soon the buck is gonna stop
 G                        D
Stop with you and no one else
 
 
CHORUS 2
C                      G        D              C
    No matter what you say, it never gets any better
C                      G        D              C
    No matter what you do, we never see any change
C                      G        D              C
    No matter what you say, it never gets any better
C                      G        D              C
    No matter what you do, we never see any change
 
[Postlude 1 (band still playing)]
Em - C - G - Em - D (4x)
Em - C - G - Em (2x)
Em - C - G - Em - D
 
[Postlude 2 (synth only)]
Em - C - G - Em - D (2x)
Em - C - G - Em (2x)
Em - C - G - Em - D

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