Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band - Roosevelt Room chords

      
This is a great song from Conor's new album "Outer Space"

From: Robert Sin

Intro: Gm - Gsus4

GmHey there son of Adam
Hey there daughter of Eve Help me sing this tear gas riot song To some fresh faced police
FThey won't even know what hit 'em
When they lift their Roman shades
Gm Dm GmWhen the people's song comes pouring in on a brand new day
GmNow, you who dam the river
You who change a mountain's name First we marched to rally back Now we're taking down Washington state
FIn death there's a consolation
You know only hate and rage
FmYou paid a dowry for your child's rights
Dm GmNow she's living like a slave
GmA prayer came down the wire
And it was all in the enemy's code You couldn't figure out what mercy meant Until you did like you were told
FWhen they finally sent the doctors
Once the fireball went out
GmThere was nothing left but the cockroaches
Dm GIn a movie with no sound
Bb F GmWhat good, what good are you?
Bb F GmWith your cynical flag and your Roosevelt room
Bb F GmWhat good, what good are you?
Bb F GmWith your Cherokee trail and your Arlington tomb
Yeah, go ask Hunter Thompson Yeah, go ask Hemmingway's ghost It all catches up with you Once you get just a little too old Take a hard look in the mirror It's a thing that you did not see The shadow's long But the day is young It just wasn't meant to be There's no blankets for the winter There's no oil in the lamp And I'd like to write my congressman But I can't afford the stamp You want me to pay my taxes So you can propagate your lies While there's barefoot dudes down in New Orleans Looking like they're gonna die Yeah, you who quote the legends You who poisoned all of my dreams You pinned all of the medals on All those boys from Omaha Beach Hope you haven't got too lazy I know you like your apple pie But the working poor you've been pissing on Are doing double shifts tonight What good, what good are you? With your cynical flag and your Roosevelt room What good, what good are you? With your Cherokee trail and your Arlington tomb
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