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Gm chord Eb chord D chord G chord Fm chord Db chord B chord Bb chord C chord Ebm chord A chord Am chord Dbm chord Ab chord
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INTRO
Gm Eb      D
Gm Eb G Gm D Fm
 
VERSE 1
                      Db
The goose has gotten fat
   B          Bb
On caviar and fancy bars
C
And subprime loans
 
And broken homes
Fm                            Db
Is this the life, the holy grail?
Bb
It's not enough that we succeed
   C
We still need others to fail
 
VERSE 2
Ebm                                   B
Fear, fear drives the mills of modern man
                     A
Fear keeps us all in line
Bb
Fear of all those foreigners
 
Fear of all their crimes
Ebm                        B
Is this the life we really want?
A                        Am
It surely must be so
Bb                                              Dbm A G Ab
For this is a democracy and what we all say goes
 
VERSE 3
    Dbm
And every time a student is run over by a tank
    A
And every time a pirate's dog is forced to walk the plank
G
Every time a Russian bride is advertised for sale
Ab
And every time a journalist is left to rot in jail
Dbm
Every time a young girl's life is casually spent
    A
And every time a nincompoop becomes the president
    G
Every time somebody dies reaching for their keys
    Ab
And every time that Greenland falls in the fucking sea it's because
 
VERSE 4
Dbm
All of us, the blacks and whites
                                 A
Chicanos, Asians - every type of ethnic group
 
Even folks from Guadaloupe, the old, the young
G
Toothless hags, supermodels, actors, fags, bleeding hearts
Ab
Football stars, men in bars, washer women, tailors, tarts
Dbm
Grannies, grandpas, uncles, aunts
 
Friends, relations, homeless tramps
A
Clerics, truckers, cleaning ladies, ants
G
Maybe not ants
G
Why not ants?
 
Well, because it's true
    Ab
The ants don't have enough IQ to differentiate between
    Db
The pain that other people feel
                        Dbm
And well, for instance, cutting leaves
   A
Or crawling across window sills
 
In search of open treacle tins
   G
So like the ants, are we just dumb?
 
Is that why we don't feel or see
   Ab
Or are we all just numbed out on reality TV?
   Dbm
So every time
            A
The curtain falls
G
Every time the curtain falls on some forgotten life
   Ab
It is because we all stood by silent and indifferent
           Dbm
It's normal!

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