Anthem

Leonard Cohen

 C
The birds they sang
at the break of day
 G
Start again
 CC7
I heard them say 
 E7
Don't dwell on what
 Am
has passed away
 GGsus4G5G7G
or what is yet to be.   
The wars they will
be fought again
The holy dove
be caught again
bought and sold
and bought again
the dove is never free.
(chorus):
 FBbF
        Ring the bells that still can ring.
 BbF
        Forget your perfect offering.
 CBbF
        There is a crack, a crack, in everything.
 DmGGsus4G
        That's how the light gets in.   
We asked for signs
the signs were sent:
the birth betrayed
the marriage spent
the widowhood
of every government -
signs for all to see.
Can't run no more
with the lawless crowd
while the killers in high places
say their prayers out loud.
But they've summed up
a thundercloud
and they're going to hear from me.
(chorus)
You can add up the parts
but you won't have the sum
You can strike up the march,
there is no drum
Every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee.
(chorus)
(chorus)
that's how the light gets in
that's how the light gets in
(instrumental verse twice and fade)



Am Bb C C7 Dm E7 F G G5 G7 Gsus4
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zporobija (report comment to admin):
Well, it's not C, but C#. And some words are missing.
drthompson (report comment to admin):
It is C#, but the chords are correct as the original was played with a capo on the first fret.