Tim Minchin - The Fence chords

      
From Tim's new arena tour. Of course it doesn't compare to the man himself and his 
gigantic orchestra, but it's something to play along with if you enjoy the song and/or want 
to spread the message about rationalism. Enjoy! And buy the album!


[Verse 1]
G GSomewhere in your wardrobe I'd be willing to bet
F Cthere's a t-shirt probly bearing the silhouette of Che Guevara
(not sure on this little funky bit as I can't find a way to make it fit in with the song, just sticking to a pause after the C, but here's what I think it is)E-----------------------------|B-----------------------------|G-----------------------------| x2A-----------------------------|D---3p1p0---3p1p0----3--5-----|E---------3-------3-----------|(anyway, on with the show)
GHe was revolutionary, yeah, he wore a cool hat
F Cbut behind the design I think you might find it's not quite as simple as that
(funky bit)
Bb5 A5 GChe was a bit of a homophobe, Che was a bit of a homophooooobe x2
[Chorus]
G Bm CThis is my song in defence of the fence
DA little sing along, a tribute to ambivalence
D# BbThe more you know the harder you will find it
F D#To make up your mind it doesn't really matter if you find
D#You can't see which grass is greener
Bb FChances are it's neither and either way it's easier
D# F GTo see the difference when you're sitting on the fence
[Verse 2]
GSomewhere in your house I'd be willing to bet
F Cthere's a picture of that grinning hippy from Tibet - the Dalai Llama
(funky town)
GHe's a lovely, funny fella, he does good stuff galore
F Cbut let's not forget that back in Tibet those funky monks used to dick the poor yeah
(funktaculous) Bb A
GAnd the [Buddhist slime?] about future lives is the perfect way to stop the powerless
rising up Bb A
GAnd he tells the poor they will live again, cos he's rich now so it's easy for him to say
[Chrous]
G Bm CI'm taking a stand in defence of the fence
C DI got a little band playing anthems to ambivalence
D# BbWe divide the world into terrorists and heroes
F D#Into normal folk and weirdos, into good people and paedos
D# BbInto things that give you cancer and the things that cu-ure cancer
FAnd the things that don't cause cancer, but there's a chance they will cause cancer in
the future
D# BbWe divide the world to stop us feeling frightened
F D#Into wrong and into right and into black and into white and
D# Bbinto real men and fairies, into status quo and scary
F D# F
Gyeah we want the world binary, binary, but it's not that simple.
[Break] terrible hand diagram -> _|||| 01234Chords used: (1) (2) (3) (4)E---x------|---x-----|---x----|--x------------------|B---3------|---3-----|---3----|--3------------------|G---0------|---0-----|---0----|--0------------------|A---0------|---3-----|---2----|--1------------------|D---x------|---x-----|---x----|--x------------------|E---3------|---3-----|---3----|--3------------------|
Fingers for each note: 4 4 4 4 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 (1) (2) And your dog has a bigger carbon footprint than a four wheel drive (3) (4) Yea your dog has a bigger carbon footprint than a four wheel drive (1) (2) And your dog has a bigger carbon footprint than a four wheel drive (3) -stop- Well so does your baby, maybe you oughta trade HIM in for a Prius ROCK! (no idea how this would work on an acoustic, but if you want you can hit an F for a few bars while shaking your head around like a maniac) [Chorus]
G Bm CI'm taking a stand in defence of the fence
C DI got a little band playing tributes to ambivalence
D# BbWe divide the world into liberals and gun-freaks
F D#Into atheists and fundies, into tee-tot'lers and junkies
D# BbInto chemical and natural, into fictional and factual
FInto science and supernatural, but it's actually naturally not that white and black
you'll be
D# BbDividing us into terrorists and heroes
F D#Into normal folk and weirdos, into good people and paedos
D# BbInto things that give you cancer and the things that cu-ure cancer
FAnd things that don't cause cancer, but there's a chance that in the future
D# BbWe divide the world to stop us feeling frightened
F D#Into wrong and into right and into black and into white and
D# Bbinto real men and fairies, into status quo and scary
Fyeah we want the world binary, binary, 00 11 - 01!
D#, Bb, F, D# D#, Bb, F
D# BbThe more you know the harder you will find it
F D#To make up your mind it doesn't really matter if you find
D#You can't see which grass is greener
Bb FChances are it's neither and either way it's easier
D# F GTo see the difference when you're sitting on the fence
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