Dire Straits – Industrial Disease chords

(ex "Love over Gold" album - 1982)

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ANow warning lights are flashing down in quality control.
(A)Somebody threw a spanner (and) they threw it in the hole.
(A)There's rumours in the Loading Bay and anger in the town.
(A)Somebody blew the whistle and the walls came down.
D There's a meeting in the boardroom,
C, Bmthey're trying to trace the smell.
AThere's a leaking in the washroom,
Dthere's a sneak in Personnel.
ESomewhere in the corridor someone was heard to sneeze.
AGoodness me, could this be Industrial Disease?
AThe caretaker was crucified for sleeping at his post.
(A)For refusing to be pacified it's him they blame the most.
(A)(the) Watchdog's got rabies, the foreman's got the fleas,
(A)And everyone concerned about Industrial Disease.
DThere's panic on the switchboard,
C, Bmtongues in knots.
ASome come out in sympathy, some come out in spots.
ESome blame the management 'n some the employees.
AEverybody knows it's the Industrial Disease.
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AYeah, now the workforce is disgusted, downs tools, walks.
(A)Innocence is injured; experience just talks.
(A)Everyone seeks damages and everyone agrees
(A)That these are classic symptoms of a monetary squeeze.
C, Bmthey talk about the curse.
APhilosophy is useless, theology is worse.
EHistory, boils over, there's an economics freeze;
ASociologists invent words that mean "Ind-
|A |D |E |G |D |C Bm,Am|A | | -ustrial Disease"
A Doctor Parkinson declared "I'm not surprised to see you here.
(A)You've got smoker's cough from smoking, brewer's droop from drinking beer.
(A)I dunno how you came to get the Bette Davis knees,
(A)but worst of all young man you've got Industrial Disease"
DHe wrote me a prescription, he said
C, Bm"You are depressed,
Abut I'm glad you came to see me to get this off your chest.
ECome back and see me later: (DING!) next patient please!
ASend in another victim of Industrial Disease."
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AI go down to Speaker's Corner. I'm a-thunderstruck.
(A)They've got free speech tourists, police in trucks.
(A)Two men say they're Jesus - one of them must be wrong.
(A)There's a protest singer, he's singin' a protest song - he says
D"They wanna have a war
C, Bmto keep their factories.
AThey wanna have a war to keep us on our knees.
EThey wanna have a war to stop us buying Japanese.
AThey wanna have a war to stop Industrial Disease!
AThey're pointing out the enemy to keep you deaf and blind.
(A)They wanna sap your energy, incarcerate your mind.
(A)They give you "Rule Britannia", gassy beer, Page Three,
(A)two weeks in Espana and a Sunday striptease.
DMeanwhile the first Jesus says
C, Bm"I'll cure it soon,
Aabolish Monday mornings and Friday afternoons."
EThe other one's out on hunger strike he's dying by degrees.
AHow come Jesus gets Industrial Disease?
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|A |D |E |G |D |C Bm,Am|A | |More A chord to go out with effects...
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