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Burning City Smoke  Kevin Devine

F#m - X-10-12-12-11-10


[A]40 million refugees
with no [D]place on this ea[E]rth to call their home  [A]
one for [A]every aimless graduate
with not[D]hing else to sho[E]w for it but loans [A]
And thos[D]e of us who make[A] a mark
use some[E]one else's blood[A]
Our west[D]ern stain won't wash awa[A]y
won't va[E]nish in the floo[A]d
It goes [Bm]deeper through each hurric[A]ane
and tida[D]l wave a[E]nd war          [Bm]          [A]
We want everyt[C#m]hing we see     [F#m]
and once it's go[Bm]ne we just[E] want more     [A]
[A]Atlas had those shoulders
We've got Ambie[D]n and Jamesons and blo[E]w                 [A]
to bi[A]nd us in a bubble
keep the newsp[D]rint nightmare distant an[E]d remote            [A]
But when[D] we wake in guil[A]lotines
And pitc[E]h our screaming fits     [A]
When the governo[D]rs strikes up th[A]e band
And gags[E] our parted lips[A]
When the worst c[Bm]ase shows up dressed and d[A]azzling,
Re[D]ady for [E]the ba[Bm]ll       [A]
Boy, that bubb[C#m]les bound to bur[F#m]st,

And what a tragic [Bm]way to [E]fall            [A]
[A]The tabloids tell us hate the rat that
[D]Strikes those subways closed [E]and puts you out       [A]
[A]Forgot those 50 hour tunnel weeks inhali[D]ng
Steel dust poiso[E]n through his mouth  [A]
[D]Well if he don’t deserve a pensi[A]on that
Makes his family[E] feel secur[A]e
[D]If we're now so disconne[A]cted
it's our[E] reflections we [A]ignore
And if our const[Bm]ant choices
[A]skim and pass the writin[D]g on the[E] wall   [Bm]        [A]
Then, I'm sad to[C#m] say we're lost [F#m]
and I'm embarras[Bm]sed for us [E]all  [A]
Just play that same pattern over until the end of the song...

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