Against Me - White Crosses chords version 1

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1. White Crosses

Intro C, F, C, G, C

Verse

CI wake up in the morning and I drink from the fountain.
I wake up in the morning with the same unanswered questions.
F G CI don't know what's going to cure my unsettled stomach.
Street kids collect spare change in a conch shell on the side walk; their teeth are yellow, their hair is tangled.
F G C Their minds are vapid and they laugh wild in their depravity.
Dm G C FI'll make my way back home to you, head north on San Marco Avenue.
Dm G C F White crosses on the church lawn, I want to smash them all.
C FI want to smash them all.
C, F, C Pony tails swinging back and forth behind beach blonde college girls out for a jog.
F G CSaint Augustine, shine your light down on me!
Pop hits from the 90's echo out of tourist filled bars.
F GI am met with arms crossed under dirty looks, I am treated like a common
Cthief.
Chorus
AmEaves-dropping in on conversation, I wander aimless leering at strangers.
F G CStrung out on the amphetamines that you gave to me.
AmEye-balled with suspicion by a pencil skirt in high heels,
you realize that you're talking to yourself.
F G CCannon fire explodes out over the bay.
Chorus ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. I Was A Teenage Anarchist Capo 3 Verse1:
GI was a teenage anarchist
GLooking for a revolution
EmI had the style, I had the ambition
EmRead all the authors I knew the right slogans
GThere was no war but the class war
GI was ready to set the world on fire
EmI was a teenage anarchist
EmLooking for a revolution
Chorus:
G D C GDo you remember when you were young
D CAnd you wanted to set the world on fire
G D C GDo you remember when you were young
D CAnd you wanted to set the world on fire
Verse2:
GI was a teenage anarchist
GBut the politics were too convenient
EmIn the depths of their humanity
EmAll I saw was bloodless ideology
GWith freedom as their doctrine
GGuess who was the new authority
EmI was a teenage anarchist
EmBut the politics were too convenient
Chorus:
G D C GDo you remember when you were young
D CAnd you wanted to set the world on fire
G D C GDo you remember when you were young
D CAnd you wanted to set the world on fire
GWhen you were young
D CAnd you wanted to set the world on fire
Verse3:
GI was a teenage anarchist
GBut then the scene got too rigid
EmIt was mob mentality
EmThey set their rifle sights on me
GNarrow visions of autonomy
GYou want me to surrender my identity
EmI was a teenage anarchist
[stop] The revolution was a lie Chorus:
G D C GDo you remember when you were young
D CAnd you wanted to set the world on fire
G D C GDo you remember when you were young
D CAnd you wanted to set the world on fire
GWhen you were young
D CAnd you wanted to set the world on fire
GWhen you were young
D CAnd you wanted to set the world on fire
GI was a teenage anarchist (4x)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3. Because Of The Shame Intro:
D A GWhoa oh oh oh whoa
D A Gwhoa oh oh oh whoa
Bm A GWhoa oh oh oh whoa
D A GWhoa oh oh oh whoa
D GWe used to get high together, instead of getting high alone.
BmI can't remember the last time I saw you.
AI can't remember the last time we talked.
DYou left home for a fresh start,
Gworking as a waitress down in Bradenton.
Bm A GWith my name tattoo'd into your skin.
D GBecause of the shame I associate with vulnerability
Bm Bm/AI am numbing myself completely.
GCan you hear me right now?
D G G/AI watched your mother bury you today, with tears in her eyes.
Bm A Gwell, It wasn't her words that shook me, it was the resemblance you shared.
D A GWhoa oh oh oh whoa X2
D GDon't it seem so detached and unreal? Don't it seem so far away?
Bm ALike the past never happened, or like nothing's ever changed.
DWith your casket open in front of me,
Gyour eyes closed and your lips silent.
Bm A GWith my name tattoo'd into your skin.
D GBecause of the shame I associate with vulnerability
Bm Bm/AI am numbing myself completely.
GCan you hear me right now?
D G G/AI watched your mother bury you today, with tears in her eyes.
Bm A Gwell, It wasn't her words that shook me, it was the resemblance you shared.
D A GWhoa oh oh oh whoa x2
DI didn't listen to the preacher.
GI couldn't look your husband in the eyes.
BmI'm not sure what I meant to you then,
Aso I'm not sure what I owe you now.
DBut if something I said hurt you
GI swear it was not my intention.
Bm A GWith your name tattoo'd into my skin.
Bm A GWith your name tattoo'd into my skin.
D GBecause of the shame I associate with vulnerability
Bm Bm/AI am numbing myself completely.
GCan you hear me right now?
D G G/AI watched your mother bury you today, with tears in her eyes.
Bm A Gwell, It wasn't her words that shook me, it was the resemblance you shared.
Bm A Gwell, It wasn't her words that shook me, it was the resemblance you shared.
D A GWhoa oh oh oh whoa
D A Gwhoa oh oh oh whoa
Bm A GWhoa oh oh oh whoa
D A Whoa oh
G ACan you hear me right now?
G A DCan you hear me right now?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4. Suffocation INTRO/VERSE: Bm D
BmWe were young heartbreakers estranged from our wealthy parents,
Ddoing key bumps in a handicap bathroom.
Bm D Stoned complacent, ambivalent, mass communicating with shared subconscious.
CHORUS:
D ASuffocation.
G DModern life in the western world.
D A G
BmHomosexual sons of unfulfilled fathers.
DDivorced from reality, free and young.
BmWe were bashing our brains out on a kitchen cabinet.
DIt was a televised crucifixion.
D ASuffocation.
G DModern life in the western world.
D A G BRIDGE: Bm D
BmWe were star-crossed, we were destitute.
DOur words spoke mass destruction.
BmWe watched the sun rise in the morning.
DDaughters in arm, we all are orphans.
D ASuffocation.
G DModern life in the western world.
D A G
D A GIn the western world.
D A G G D ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5. We're Breaking Up
B E C# BThis is the only voice I know.
B EThese are the only words I have.
F# E
EThis is the only way I know how to say, we're not in love anymore.
D GIt's the same way that it's always been,
The dynamic to the relationship never changes. It's the same way that it's always been, The dynamic to the relationship never changes.
B E C# BWe used to like all the same bands.
B EWe used to have all the same friends.
F#What do we have left in common?
E B EJust shared memories of good times long since past. (Long since past)
D GIt's the same way that it's always been,
The dynamic to the relationship never changes. It's the same way that it's always been, The dynamic to the relationship never changes.
A GYou can't get what you want from me, and I can't get what I need from you.
D GThis is the only voice I know.
D AThese are the only words I have.
A GThis is the only way I know how to say, we're breaking up.
D GIt's the same way that it's always been.
It's the same way that it's always been.
AI'm not giving up on us.
G DI'm not giving up on us.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6. High Pressure Low Intro: B F# E X4 E (low) Eb C#
BThere was a high pressure low developing off the coast of Africa,
Euplift in the atmosphere pushed waves
Bacross the ocean towards Antilles and Bon Air.
F# E E F# E(low) I paced in Agitation.
BI drew the curtains closed.
I turned the air conditioner on.
EI pressed a warm wash cloth to my face.
B Bb-B F# E E F# Ab F#Somewhere out there a hurricane was coming.
E B F#There's just no future left for us to dream of,
E B F#living in an era of instability.
ESo caught up in the culture of their rivals,
B F#fear breeds in honest men.
B F#It's a high pressure low.
E B F# EIt's a high pressure low.
B7 missiles flying over the sea of japan.
ETales of feral children sleeping in wolf dens.
BAnd the pious preacher commands.
F# E E F# E (low)I hold my breath in anticipation.
BInto the shelter of the jungle noble savages run.
EVestal virgins triumph over life long inhibitions.
B Bb -B F# E E F# Ab F#And I wonder, what is real? What is fiction?
E B F#There's just no future left for us to dream of,
E B F#living in an era of instability.
ESo caught up in the culture of their rivals,
B F#fear breeds in honest men.
B F#It's a high pressure low.
E B F# EIt's a high pressure low.
D Would anyone forgive Robert McNamara?
GIn retrospect he had to admit;
D A G Athere was mistake in going to war without first asking all the questions.
D Yes, Robert Strange McNamara,
Gthere are those who just cannot forget.
D C#2-D A G AAnd I wonder, have I lost my own compassion?
G D AThere's just no future left for us to dream of,
G D Aliving in an era of instability.
GSo caught up in the culture of their rivals,
D Afear breeds in honest men.
D AIt's a high pressure low.
G D AIt's a high pressure low.
G D AIt's a high pressure low.
G D A GIt's a high pressure low.
Outro: G F# E-F#-E D A D ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7. Ache With Me Standard tuning, capo on 6th fret. C Am (4x) F Dm (2x) Verse:
C AmI've walked down high streets looking through windows.
C AmI've been lost in crowds of strangers.
F Dm F DmSearched record shops and cosmetic aisles, phone books, want ads, bus stops and libraries.
C Am C AmNewspaper headlines, mannequin faces, television stations, billboard advertisements.
F DmYour voice echoes in the back of my mind.
F Dm I see your face when I close my eyes.
Chorus:
F G CDo you share the same sense of defeat?
FHave you realized all the things you'll never be?
Dm G C FIdeals turn to resentment, open minds close up with cynicism.
FI've got no judgment for you.
G Am CCome on and ache with me.
G Am CCome on and ache with me.
Verse:
C AmThrough bar rooms, cafés, jail cells and court rooms.
C AmTheaters, restaurants, graveyards and churches.
F DmI've spent every dollar that I've ever earned.
F DmI'll bleed my heart out, I'll give every word.
C Am C AmI've asked preachers, doctors and lawyers, socialites, pariahs, mothers and fathers.
F Dm F Dm You may not find all that you're after, in the end I hope it doesn't matter.
Chorus:
F G CDo you share the same sense of defeat?
FHave you realized all the things you'll never be?
Dm G C FIdeals turn to resentment, open minds close up with cynicism.
FI've got no judgment for you.
G Am CCome on and ache with me.
F G CDo you share the same sense of defeat?
FHave you realized all the things you'll never be?
FI've got no judgment for you.
G Am CCome on and ache with me.
G Am CCome on and ache with me.
GCome on and ache with me.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8. Spanish Moss CHORUS:
C GYou just need to find some place to get away.
DYou can forget your name.
FAnd there's no need to apologize.
CWHOAS
VERSE:
CIt could be a good life.
It could be such a very good life.
FWe could find a place for just me and you.
CNeed some place to stay safe, need some place to stay safe and warm.
FWhy don't we deserve the same?
CHORUS
CLook into the Spanish moss.
Let your mind conjure up old ghosts.
FRide you bike through lost Florida streets.
CEverything we've said and done, can be so easily forgotten.
FYou can always change who you are.
CHORUS BRIDGE:
F D GI caught a glimpse of this life, it could be such a very good life.
FWe could find a place for just me and you.
FBut it's not yours to keep.
DYeah, the truth will tear your heart out.
G FIn a world run by gangsters you're stuck standing in a bread line.
CHORUS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9. Rapid Decompression Intro: C
C G CHow much is too much?
C G CI'm tired of predicting to lose.
F CBut before you point your finger,
F Cbefore you cast your stones,
F# (slide to) Gtake a look at yourself.
CHow can you expect from someone what you won't do yourself?
G F C D C
C G CThere's no bottom to your reality.
C G CYour desperation is utter and complete.
F C F CWhat you can't love about yourself you have to steal from someone else;
F# (slide to) G Cand what you can't steal you have to deny.
G F C D C (palm mute)
CRapid Decompression.
G x2Rapid Decompression.
F CRapid Decompression.
F CRapid Decompression.
F# (slide to) G CSometimes it feels like your whole world is coming to an end.
G F C D C Coming to an end
G F C D C Coming to an end.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10. Bamboo Bones
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Verse: E,B,A,A Chorus: C#m,A,E,B
E BDon't let them break you.
A ADon't let them tell you who you are.
E BDoesn't matter where you come from,
A Ayou'll always have a floor to sleep on.
EAnd you have your bamboo bones,
Bnervous energy,
Ablind ambition,
Askin of your teeth.
E BPush back, push back, push back,
Awith every word and every breath.
C#m AWhat god doesn't give to you,
E Byou've got to go and get for yourself.
EI'm embarrassed to admit it,
BI've got no grip.
A AI'm leading with my jaw.
ECan you see it from a distance?
BDoes it look ridiculous?
A AI guess that's just what I have to live with.
EStill I have a mind to think,
Bknees to break,
A Ayou standing beside me.
E BI'm going to push back, push back, push back,
Awith every word and every breath.
C#m AWhat god doesn't give to you,
E Byou've got to go and get for yourself.
On Last "What god..." part play:
E BWhat god doesn't give to you,
A you've got to go and get for yourself
Am Ab C# for yourself
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