Cat Stevens Ruins chords
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Ruins by Cat Stevens INTRO: D/F# G Gadd9 (x8) D/F# G D/F# G It's so quiet in the ruins, walking through the old town, D/F# G D/F# G Stones crumbling under my feet, I see smoke for miles around, D/F# G D/F# G Oh, it's enough to make you weep, all that remains of the main street, D/F# G D/F# G Up in the park on Sunday, dogs chasing, and the children playing, F C F C A Old man with his head down, can't see nothing more around…, no! D/F# G D/F# G But he remembers how it used to be, back in the old days, Dsus4 G Em So nice to see you coming back in this town again, C G It's nice to see a friendly face come peeping through, A Having tea in the afternoon, Dsus4 G Em C G A So nice to see you coming back in this town again D/F# G Gadd9 (x3) D/F# G D/F# G Ah, but it's all changed, Winter turned on Man, D/F# G D/F# G Came down one day when no one was looking, and it stole away the land, D/F# G D/F# G People running scared, losing hands, dodging shadows of falling sand, D/F# G D/F# G Buildings standing like empty shells, and nobody helping no one else, F C F C A Young child with his hands high, ain't able to see no reason why…, no! D/F# G D/F# G But he remembers how it used to be, Dsus4 G Em So nice to see you coming back in this town again, C G It's nice to see a friendly face come peeping through, A You better know what you're going through, now! A B7 D You came back to find your home is a black horizon, E7 A B7 That you don't recognise, evil destruction has taken everything, D E7 A You'd better walk on the side, while you're still walking, B7 D Just keep on walking on down the street, E7 A Keep your distance from the people you meet, B7 D Oh, Lord, and you'd better watch your eyes, 'cause, if smoke gets in them, E7 Baby, you won't rise again! Dsus4 G Em C G A So nice to see you coming back in this town again! D/F# G Gadd9 (x4) D/F# G D/F# G Where's it leading to? Freedom at what cost? D/F# G D/F# G People needing more, and more, and it's all getting lost, D/F# G D/F# G I want back! I want back! D/F# G Back to the time when the earth was green, D/F# G There was no high walls, and the sea was clean! F C F C A D/F# G D Don't stop that sun to shine, it's not yours or mine…, no!