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 GIt's nice to see a friendly face come peeping through,
AHaving 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 GIt's nice to see a friendly face come peeping through,
AYou better know what you're going through, now!
A B7 D You came back to find your home is a black horizon,
E7 A B7That 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 DJust keep on walking on down the street,
E7 AKeep your distance from the people you meet,
B7 DOh, Lord, and you'd better watch your eyes, 'cause, if smoke gets in them,
E7Baby, 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# GThere 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!
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