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Roger Waters – Amused To Death chords
THE BALLAD OF BILL HUBBARD -------------------------- Gm Eb Gm Eb Eb Cm7 D7 Gm Ebmaj7 Cm7 D7 Gm Gm/F Eb Cm Bb/D Eb F Gm F Eb Cm7 D7 Gm Eb Cm7 D7 WHAT GOD WANTS PART I ---------------------GmThe kid in the corner looked at the priestAnd fingered his pale blue Japanese guitar The priest said, God wants goodness God wants light God wants mayhem God wants a clean fight What God wants God getsEmDon't look so surprisedF/C CIt's only dogmaEm F/C CThe alien prophet criedF F/EThe beetle and the springbokF/EbTook the Bible from its hookDsus4The monkey in the corner WroteDthe lesson in his bookGmWhat God wants God getsWhat God wants God gets God wants peace God wants war God wants famine God wants chain stores What God wants God gets God wants sedition God wants sex God wants freedom God wants semtex What God wants God getsEmDon't look so surprisedF/C CI'm only jokingEm F/C CThe alien comic criedF F/EThe jackass and hyenaF/EbTook the feather from its hookDsus4The monkey in the cornerDWrote the joke down in his bookGmWhat God wants God getsGod wants boarders God wants crack God wants rainfall God wants wetbacks What God wants God gets God wants voodoo God wants shrines God wants law God wants organized crime God wants crusade God wants jihad God wants goodF C F C F C F C F C God wants badGm F C F C F C F C F CWhat God wants God getsPERFECT SENSE PART I -------------------- C F Bb Eb F Bb Eb Ab Db EbAbThe monkey sat on a pile of stonesDbAnd stared at the broken bone in his handGbAnd the stains of a Viennese quartetCb DbRang out across the landDbThe monkey looked up at the starsGbAnd thought to himselfCbMemory is a strangerHistory is for foolsEAnd he cleaned his handsIn a pool of holy writingATurned his back on the gardenBAnd set out for the nearest townEHold on hold on soldierWhen you add it all upAThe tears and the marrowboneThere's an ounce of goldDAnd an ounce of pride in each ledgerAnd the Germans killed the Jews And the Jews killed the ArabsGAnd the Arabs killed the hostagesAnd that is the newsAAnd is it any wonderThat the monkey's confusedDHe said Mama MamaThe President's a fool Why do I have to keep readingGThese technical manualsAnd the joint chiefs of staff And the brokers on Wall Street saidCDon't make us laughYou're a smart kid Time is linear Memory is a strangerFHistory is for foolsMan is a tool in the hands Of the great God AlmightyGAnd they gave him commandOf a nuclear submarine And sent him back in search ofCThe Garden of EdenPERFECT SENSE PART II ---------------------CCan't you seeIt all makes perfect sense Expressed in dollars and centsGPounds shillings and penceDmCan't you seeF F C/E Dm CIt all makes perfect senseGm7 cLittle black soul departs in perfect focusGm7 CPrime time fodder for the News at NineBbDarling is the child warm in the bed tonightCmHi everybody I'm Marv AlbertAnd welcome to our telecastEbComing to you live from Memorial StadiumIt's a beautiful dayFAnd today we expect a sensational matchupBut first our global anthemBbCan't you seeIt all makes perfect sense Expressed in dollars and centsFPounds shillings and penceCmCan't you seeEb Eb Bb/D Cm BbIt all makes perfect senseAnd here come the playersFmAs I speak to you now the captainBbHas his cross hairs zeroed in on the oil rigIt looks to me like he's going to attackFmBy the way did you know that a submarineCaptain earns 200,000 dollars a yearBbOh that's less tax Marv yeah less taxUh thank you Emery you're welcomeAb Bbm Ebm/Bb Bbm Ebm/BbNow back to the game he fires one yesThere goes two both fish are runningDbThe rig is going into a prevent defenseEbWill they make it I don't think soAbCan't you seeIt all makes perfect sense Expressed in dollars and centsEbPounds shillings and penceDbCan't you seeDb Db Ab/C Bbm AbIt all makes perfect senseDbCan't you seeDb Db Ab/C Bbm AbIt all makes perfect senseTHE BRAVERY OF BEING OUT OF RANGE --------------------------------- D A/D G/D D Dsus4 D Dsus2 D Em G D Em G DD A/DYou have a natural tendency, to squeeze off a shotG/D DYou're good fun at parties, you wear the right masksDsus4 DYou're old, but you still like a laugh in the locker roomDsus2 DYou can't abide change, you're at home on the rangeD A/DYou opened the suitcase, behind the old workingsG/D DTo show off the magnum, you deafened the canyonDsus4 D Dsus2A comfort a friend, only upstaged in the endBy the Uzi machine gunDDoes the recoil remind you...EmRemind you of sexG DOld man what the hell you gonna kill nextEm G D Old timer who you gonna kill next(repeat chord pattern) I looked over Jordan and what did I see Saw a U.S. Marine in a pile of debris I swam in your pools and lay under your palm trees I looked in the eyes of the Indian Who lay on the Federal Building steps And through the range finder over the hill I saw the frontline boys popping their pills Sick of the mess they find On their desert stage And the bravery of being out of range Yeah the question is vexed Old man what the hell you gonna kill next Old timer who you gonna kill next Bridge D F/D Em A G F ABm C DOoh.............Hey bartender, over here Two more shots and two more beers Sir, turn up the TV sound The war has started on the ground Just love those laser guided bombs They're really great for righting wrongs You hit the target and win the game from bars 3,000 miles away 3,000 miles awayEm G D We play the game with the bravery of being out of rangeWe zap and maim with the bravery of being out of range We strafe the train with the bravery of being out of range We gain terrain with the bravery of being out of range We play the game with the bravery of being out of range LATE HOME TONIGHT PART I ------------------------ D Gmaj7 D Gmaj7 Gm6DStanding at the windowGmaj7A farmer's wife in OxfordshireD Glances at the clock it's nearly time for teaShe doesn't seeGmaj7 Gm6The phantom in the hedgerow dip its wingsDoesn't hear the engine singEm7But in the cockpit's techno glowABehind the Ray Ban(R) shineBdimThe kid from ClevelandIn the comfort of routineGmaj7Scans his dials and smilesBdim Gmaj7Secure in the beauty of military lifeEm7There is no right or wrongOnly tin cans and cordite and white cliffsD/A A7And blue skies and flight flight flightD/AThe beauty of military lifeA7 DNo questions only orders and flight only flightEm7What a beautiful sight in his wild blue dreamA7The eternal child leafs through his War magazineAnd his kind Uncle Sam feeds ten trillion inDChange into the total entertainmentCombat video gameEm7And up here in the standsThe fans are goin' wildA7The cheerleaders flipWhen you wiggle your hip And we all like the bit when you take The jeans from the refrigerator andDThen the bad guy gets hitEm7And were you struck by the satisfyingWay the swimsuit sticks to her skinA7Like BB gun daysWhen knives pierce autumn leaves But that's okay see the children bleed A7aug It'll look great on the TV Bm7 Gmaj7 Gm6D Gmaj7And in Tripoli another ordinary wifeEm7 Stares at the dripping her old man hadn'tA7Time to fixToo busy mixing politics and rhythmD6In the street belowLATE HOME TONIGHT PART II -------------------------DHark the wire service singEm7Clear the satellite linkCheck the fax machineA7Hold the lead story boysDThere's some great pictures coming inNow the pilot's heartbeat slowsEm7Palms dry outNo questions only ordersA7 And the F-1 glides in nose-upThrough the cloudbase and the Ground crew cheers as he puts downDHis landing gearBb F Eb D7 Hey boy you're a hero take this cigarG CBack home in ClevelandA All the papers and local TV stationsDWill be calling your maEm7 And the farmer's wifeShoos the cat off the chairA7 She says sit down my dearWas the milking all rightD Our American friends are late home tonightTOO MUCH ROPE ------------- Gmaj7 G7 Gmaj7 G7 Gm7 Gm6 Gm7 Gm6 G G7 G6 Cmaj7 Am7 Fmaj7 Dm6 G7 GC C7When the sleigh is heavy, and the timberwolves are getting bold,Am7You look at your companions and test the water of their friendshipDWith your toe.F C G/B AmAnd they significantly edge closer to the gold...F GEach man has his price, Bob...and yours was pretty low.C C7Now history is short, the sun is just a minor star.Am7 DAnd the poor man sells his kidneys in some colonial bazaarF C G/B AmQue sera sera, is that your new Ferrari car?F Am7 DNice... but I think I'll wait for the F-fiftyG G7You don't have to be a Jew...to disapprove of murderG6 Cmaj7Tears burn my eyes;Am7Muslim or Christian, Mullah or Pope,Em Dm6Preacher or poet, who was it wrote, "Give any one speciesG7 CToo much rope and they'll fuck it up?C C7Last night on TV, a Vietnam vet took his beard and his painAm DAnd his alienation of 20 years...back to Asia again.F C G/B AmSees the monsters they made in formaldehyde floating 'round.FMeets a gook on a bike...a good enough guy,Am7 DWith the same soldier's eyes.G G7 G6 Cmaj7Am7 EmWhat does it mean, this tear-jerking scene beamed into my home?Dm6That it moves me so much, why all the fuss?G C C7 C6 Fmaj7It's only two humans being...it's only... two humans being;Dm7 Am GmTears burn in my eyes...what does it mean? This tender TV?C C7This tear-jerking scene beamed into my home?F F7And you don't have to be a Jew to disapprove of murderF6 Bb GmTears burn my eyes....Muslim or Christian, Mullah or Pope,DmPreacher or poet, who was it wrote:Cm6 F"Give any one species too much rope and they'll fuck it up?Bb Bb7 Gm7 Gm6 Eb Bb F/A Gm Gm7 Gm6 Gm7 Gm6 Gm6 Eb/G Gm6 Eb/G WHAT GOD WANTS PART II ---------------------- TV Evangelist:]"Do you believe in a better day? Do you have faith in a golden way? If you do, then we must come together this day Come together as one, united television audience Brought together by the sound of my voice United, united financially, united socially, United spiritually, and all possible ways Through the power of money And the power of prayers...."GmWhat God wants God gets God help us allGod wants dollars God wants cents God wants pounds, shillings, and pence God wants guilders God wants Kroner God wants Swiss francs God wants French francs (Oui il veut des francs francais) God wants escudos God wants pesetas Don't send lira God don't want small potatoes God wants small towns God wants pain God wants clean up rock campaigns God wants windows God wants solutions God wants TV God wants contributions What God wants God gets God help us all God wants silver God wants gold God wants his secret Never to be told God wants gigolos God wants giraffes God wants politics God wants a good laugh What God wants God gets God help us all God wants friendship God wants fame God wants credit God wants blame God wants poverty God wants wealth God wants insurance God wants to cover himself What God wants God gets God help us all WHAT GOD WANTS PART III -----------------------Em Csus4 CDon't be afraid, it's only businessEm Csus4 CThe alien prophet sighedF F/EThe vulture and the magpie tookF/EbThe cash box from its hookDsus4 The monkey in the cornerDWrote the figures in his bookEm Em/DCrazed the checkout lady's fingersFlash across the tillF/C CAnd the captain posts the menu of the dayEmAnd in banks across the worldChristians, Moslems, Hindus, JewsDm6 F/CAnd every other race, creed, colour, tint or hueCGet down on their knees and prayF F/EThe raccoon and the groundhog neatlyF/EbMake up bags of changeDsus4But the monkey in the cornerDWell he's slowly drifting out of rangeGm Gm/F Ab/Eb Eb Gm Gm/F Ab/Eb Eb Ab Ab/G Ab/Gb Gb Fsus4 F A#m G# D#/F# F# A#m G# D#/F# F# D# D#/A# D#/A A G#sus4 G#C# Christ, it's freezing insideC#/D#The veteran criesD/AThe hyenas break coverAAnd stream through the meadowC#And the fog rolls inD#/D# To his bottle of ginD/ASo he picks up a stoneAThat looks like a boneDAnd the bullets flyAnd the rivers run dryD/C#And the fat girls sighD/C CAnd the network anchor persons lieBsus4 And the soldier's aloneIn the video zoneBBut the monkey's not watchingHe's slipped out to the kitchen To pile the dishesEmAnd answer the phoneWATCHING TV -----------*D **Ddim5 (repeat as necessary)G Em7We were watching TV, Watching TVG Em7We were watching TV, Watching TVCadd9 A7 Cadd9 A7 Cadd9 C/B A7 DG Em7In Tiananmen Square, Lost my baby thereG Em7 My yellow rose, In her bloodstained clothesCadd9 A7 She was a short order pastry chefCadd9 A7In a Dim Sum dive on the Yangtze tidewayCadd9 G/BShe had shiny hairA7 DShe was the daughter of an engineerG Em7Won't you shed a tear, For my yellow roseG Em7 My yellow rose, In her bloodstained clothesCadd9 A7 She had perfect breasts, She had high hopesCadd9 A7She had almond eyes, She had yellow thighsC C/B A7 D She was a student of philosophyG G/F# Em7Won't you grieve with me, for my yellow rose,G G/F# Em7 DShed a tear, For her bloodstained clothesG G/F# Em7She had shiny hair, She had perfect breastsCadd9 C/B A7 DShe had high hopes, She had almond eyesG G/F#She had yellow thighsEm7 DShe was the daughter of an engineerG CSo get out your pistols, Get out your stonesG CGet out your knives, Cut them to the boneG G/F# Em7They are the lackeys of the grocer's machineG C They built the dark satanic millsG CThat manufacture hell on earthG G/F# Em7 They bought the front row seats on CalvaryC DThey are irrelevant to me**D **Ddim5 And I grieve for my sisterPeople of China Do not forget do not forget The children who died for you Long live the Republic Did we do anything after this I've a feeling we didG Em7We were watching TV, Watching TVG Em7We were watching TV, Watching TVCadd9 A7 She wore a white bandanna that said 'Freedom now'Cadd9She thought the Great Wall of ChinaA7Would come tumbling downG G/F#She was a studentEm7 DHer father was an engineerG Em7 Won't you shed a tear, For my yellow roseG Em7My yellow rose, In her bloodstained clothesCadd9 A7Her grandpa fought old Chiang Kai-shekCadd9 A7That no-good low-down dirty ratC C/BWho used to order his troopsA7 DTo fire on the women and childrenImagine that imagine thatG Em7And in the spring of '48G Em7Mao Tse-tung got quite irateG G/F# Em7And he kicked that old dictator ChiangDOut of the state of ChinaG Em7Chiang Kai-shek came down in FormosaG A7And they armed the island of QuemoyGAnd the shells were flying across the China SeaEm7 C C/B A7 DAnd they turned Formosa into a shoe factory called TaiwanG Cadd9 And she is different from Cro-Magnon manG Cadd9She's different from Anne BoleynG G/F# Em7She is different from the RosenbergsDAnd from the unknown JewG Cadd9 G She is different from the unknown NicaraguanCadd9 G G/F# Half superstar half victimEm7 Cadd9 DShe's a victor star conceptually newG Cadd9And she is different from the DodoG Cadd9 And from the KankanbonoG G/F# Em7She is different from the AztecDAnd from the CherokeeG Cadd9She's everybody's sisterG Cadd9She's symbolic of our failureG G/F# Em7 She's the one in fifty millionCadd9 DWho can help us to be freeGBecause she died on TVTHREE WISHES ------------ Cm Eb/F Ab Ab/Bb Cm Cm Eb/F Ab Ab/Bb Cm (Repeat Trough lyric until change) Reached back for the bottle And rubbed against the lamp Genie came out smiling Like some Eastern tramp He said, hey boy what's happening What is going on You can have three wishes If you don't take too long If you don't take too long I said well I wish they were all happy in the Lebanon Wish somebody'd help me write this song And I wish when I was young My old man had not been gone Genie said consider it doneEbThere's something in the airBbAnd you don't know what it isEbYou see someone through the windowBbWho you've just learned to missA AbAnd the road leads on to glory butEb You used up your last wishBbYour last wishAnd you want her to come homeCmBring her homeGenie said I'm sorry That's the way it goes Where the hell's the lamp sucker It's time for me to go Bye Cm Eb/F Ab Ab/Bb Cm Cm Eb/F Ab Ab/Bb Cm Cm Eb/F Ab Ab/Bb Cm Cm Eb/F Ab Ab/Bb CmEbThere's something in the airBbAnd you don't know what it isEbYou see someone through the windowBbWho you've just learned to missA AbAnd the road leads on to glory butEb You used up your last wishBbYour last wishAnd you want her to come home ITS A MIRRICAL --------------Bm F#mMiraculous you call it babe, you ain't seen nothing yet.Em F#mThey got Pepsi in the Andes, they got McDonalds in Tibet.Bm F#mYosemite's been turned into a golf course for the Japs,Em F#mThe Dead Sea is alive with rap.Bm F#mBetween the Tigris and Euphrates, there's a leisure centre nowEm F#mThey got all kinds of sports, they got Bermuda shortsBm F#mThey had sex in Pennsylvania, a Brazilian grew a treeEm F#mA doctor in Manhattan, saved a dying man for freeBmIt's a miracleF#mIt's a miracleDIt's a miracleF#Another miracleGBy the grace of God AlmightyAnd the pressures of the marketplaceEm Em6 F#The human race has civilized itselfBm F#m EmIt's a miracleF#sus4 F# Bm F#m Em F#sus4 Verse 2 (continue chord pattern) We got warehouses of butter, we got oceans of wine. We got famine when we need it, we got designer crime. We got Mercedes, we got Porsche, Ferrari and Rolls Royce, Yeah, we got choice. She said meet me in the Garden of Gethsemene my dear, The Lord said Peter I can see your house from here. An honest man finally reaped what he had sown. And a farmer in Ohio has just repaid a loan. It's a miracle It's a miracle It's a miracle It's a miracle Another miracleGBy the grace of God Almighty and the pressures of the marketplaceEm Em6 F#The human race has civilized itselfBm F#m Em F#sus4 F# It's a miracleVerse 3 We cower in our shelters With our hands over our ears Lloyd-Webber's awful stuff Runs for years and years and years and years An earthquake hits the theatre But the operetta lingers Then the piano lid comes down and breaks his fucking fingers It's a miracle. AMUSED TO DEATH ---------------Bm A G EmDoctor Doctor what is wrong with meBm A G EmThis supermarket life is getting longBm A G EmWhat is the heart life of a colour TVBm A G Em CWhat is the shelf life of a teenage queenD Dsus2 D GOoh Western womanD Dsus2 D GOoh Western girlBmNew hounds sniff the airA G EmWhen Jessica Hahn goes downBm A G Em He latches onto that symbol of detachmentBm A G Emattracted by the peeling away of feelingBm A G Em CThe celebrity of the abused shell the belleD Dsus2 D GOoh Western womanD Dsus2 D GOoh Western girlD Dsus2 D GOoh Western womanD Dsus2 D GOoh Western girlDAnd the children of MelroseD Dsus2Strut their stuffGIs absolute zero cold enoughD Dsus2 DAnd out in the valley warm and cleanGThe little ones sit by their TV screensD Dsus2 DNo thoughts to thinkGNo tears to cryG A BmAll sucked dryA G Down to the very last breathEm A Bartender what is wrong with me?Em A Why am I so out of breath?Em AThe captain said excuse me ma'amEm AThis species has amused itself to death(intro notes comes in full force)D Dsus2 D G Amused itself to deathD Dsus2 D GAmused itself to deathD Dsus2 D GWe watched the tragedy unfoldWe did as we were toldDWe bought and soldDsus2 D GIt was the greatest show on earthBut then it was overDwe ohhed and aahedDsus2 Dwe drove our racing carsGWe ate our last few jars of cavierDAnd somewhere out there in the starsDsus2 DA keen-eyed look-outGSpied a flickering lightDOur last hurrahGOur last hurrahEm AAnd when they found our shadowsEm AGrouped around the TV setsEm AThey ran down every leadEm AThey repeated every testBm G They checked out all the data on their listsBmAnd then the alien anthropologistsG Em Admitted they were still perplexedD But on eliminating every other reasonDsus2 D GFor our sad demiseD Dsus2 D GThey logged the explanation leftG BmThis species has amused itself to deathBm A G EmBm A G Emrepeat and fade