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Chimes Of Freedom  Bruce Springsteen

[G]                      [D]            [G]  [C] 
Well, far between sundown's finish and midnight's broken toll
[G]                  [C]         [D]        [G]  
We ducked inside the doorway, thunder crashin'
[D]             [G]               [C]         
As majestic bells of boats struck shadows in the sun;
G D riff G

Sayin', it may be the chimes of freedom flashin'

[D]Flashin' for the warriors whose [G]strength is not to fight;
[C]Flas[G]hin' for the ref[Am]ugees on their u[D]narmed road of flight.
[G]               [D]         [G]            [C] 
And for each and every underdog soldier in the night
[G]               [C]          [D]        [G]   [GC] [D] [G] 
We gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashin'

Well, in the c[D]ity's melted f[G]urnace unex[C]pectedly we watched
G D riff G D

With faces hidden here while the walls were tightenin'
[G]            [D]              [G]          [C] 
As the echo of the wedding bells before the blowing rain;
G D riff G

Dissolved into the wild bales of lightnin'

[D]                       [G]              
Yeah, tollin' for the rebel, yeah, tollin' for the raked
[C]                [G]              [Am]      [D] 
Tollin' for the luckless, the abandoned and forsaked.
[G]      [D]         [G]                     [C] 
Yeah, tollin' for the outcasts burnin' constantly at stakes
[G]And we gazed up[C]on the chi[D]mes of f[G]reedom flashin'


Oh yeah! (instrumental solo)

[D]And then throu[G]gh a cloud-[C]like curtain in a far off corner flashed
G D riff G D

There's a hypnotic, splattered mist was slowly liftin'
[G]            [D]              [G]         [C] 
Well, electric light still struck like arrows
G D riff G
Fired but for the ones condemned to drift or else be kept from driftin'

[D]Well, tollin' for the searching ones on this speechless, [G]secret trail
[C]                [G]              [Am]      [D] 
For the lonesome haunted lovers with too personal a tale.
[G]        [D]         [G]                   [C] 
And for each young heart for each channeled soul misplaced inside a jail
r[G]iff G          [C]          [D]        [G]

Yeah, we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashin'

[D]              [G]           [C]            
Well, starry eyed and laughin' I recall when we were caught,
G D riff G D

Trapped by an old track of vows for the hands suspended
[C]    [G]                [Am]                [D] 
As we listened one last time, and we watched with one last look
[G]               [D]         [G]            [C] 
Spellbound and swallowed "Has the tollin' ended?"

[D]                                    [G] 
Yeah, tollin' for the achin' ones whose wounds cannot be nursed
[G]        [D]         [G]                   [C] 
For the countless, confused, accused, misused strung out ones at worst.
[G]riff G         [C]          [D]        [G]

And for every hung out person in the whole wide universe

We gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashin'

Uh uh uh... (to end)


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