David Sylvian - The Boy With The Gun chords

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Em D Bm B7

Em                D
He knows well his wicked ways
 Bm7               C
A course of bitterness
Em                    D
A grudge held from his childhood days
 Bm7                    C
As if life had loved him less
Am7
Reading down his list of names
He ticks them one by one
Fm                   Gm
He points the barrel at the sky
G#M7                   BbM7
Firing shots off at the sun

Em D
Bm                B7 
"I am the law and I am the King
Em D
Bm               B7 
I am the wisdom, listen to me sing"

Em                D
He carves out the victim's names
    Bm7                   C
In the wooden butt of the gun
Em                 D
He leans well back agains the tree
Bm7                    C
He knows his Kingdom's come
Am7
He'll breath a sigh self satisfied
The work is in good hands
Fm                  Gm
He shoots the coins into the air
    G#M7               BbM7
And follows where the money lands
Em  D 
Bm                B7
"I am the law and I am the King
Em D
Bm                B7
I am the wisdom, listen to me sing"


He pauses at the city's edge
Of hellfire and of stone
He summons up the devil there
To give him courage of his own
He'll free the sinners of deceit
They'll hear his name and run
His justice is his own reward
Measured out beneath the sun
"I am the law and I am the King
I am the wisdom, listen to me sing"
And my name's on the gun
Work is just begun
The boy with the gun

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