Nicaragua Chords & Lyrics Artist:

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

A chord Bm7 chord D chord E chord G chord F sharp minor chord Em7 chord Bm7/E chord Esus7 chord
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How To Play

Capo: 3rd fret

INTRO
A D A
A D A
A D A G D Bm7 Em7
 
VERSE 1
A              D           A
Breakfast woodsmoke on the breeze --
A                D         A
On the cliff the U.S. Embassy
A               D   A           G  D   Bm7    Em7
Frowns out over Managua like Dracula's tower.
A           D                A
The kid who guards Fonseca's tomb
A                 D          A
Cradles a beat-up submachine gun --
A              D          A           G     D  Bm7 Em7
At age fifteen he's a veteran of four years of war
 
 
{Pre-chorus]
F#m      E       A
Proud to pay his dues
F#m          E         A
He knows who turns the screws
F#m           Esus7
Baby face and old man's eyes
 
 
VERSE 2
A           D             A
Blue lagoon and flowering trees --
A             D      A
Bullet-packed masaya streets
A                  D         A        G D  Bm7 Em7
Full of the ghosts of the heroes of Mo- nimbo
A        D        A
Women of the town laundry
A               D         A
Work and gossip and laugh at me --
A                       D         A            G    D Bm7   Em7
They don't believe I'll ever send them the pictures I took.
 
 
{Pre-chorus]
F#m            E    A
For every scar on a wall
F#m               E         A
There's a hole in someone's heart
F#m                 Esus7
Where a loved one's memory lives
 
 
CHORUS
D                    E
In the flash of this moment
D                             E
   You're the best of what we are --
D                          E
   Don't let them stop you now
     Bm7/E  A
Nicaragua
 
 
VERSE 2
A       D              A
Sandino in his tom mix hat
A          D           A
Gazes from billboards and coins
A              D           A         G  D   Bm7    Em7
"Sandino vive en la lucha por la paz"
A              D           A
Sandino of the shining dream
A              D       A
Who stood up to U.S. marines --
A              D           A        G  D   Bm7    Em7
Now Washington panics at U2 shots of "Cuban-style" latrines
 
 
{Pre-chorus]
F#m       E    A
They peek from planes
F#m       E    A
Eavesdrop from ships
F#m             Esus7          D
Voyeurs licking moistened lips 'cause
 
 
CHORUS
D                    E
In the flash of this moment
D                             E
   You're the best of what we are
D                          E
   Don't let them stop you now
     Bm7/E  A
Nicaragua
 
 
CHORUS
D                    E
In the flash of this moment
D                             E
   You're the best of what we are
D                          E
   Don't let them stop you now
     Bm7/E  A
Nicaragua
 
 
OUTRO
A D A
A D A

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