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Democracy

Leonard Cohen

 DGA
It's coming through a hole in the air,
 DAD
from those nights in Tiananmen Square.
 G
It's coming from the feel
 C
that this ain't exactly real,
 D
or it's real, but it ain't exactly there.
 F#
From the wars against disorder,
 Bm
from the sirens night and day,
 F#
from the fires of the homeless,
 Bm
from the ashes of the gay:
 AGDGmD
Democracy is coming   to the U.S.A.         

 DGA
It's coming through a  crack in the wall;
 DAD
on a visionary flood of alcohol;
 G
from the staggering account
 C
of the Sermon on the Mount
 D
which I don't pretend to understand at all.
 F#
It's coming from the silence
 Bm
on the   dock of the bay,
 F#
from the brave, the bold, the battered
 Bm
heart of   Chevrolet:
 AGDGmD
Democracy is coming   to the U.S.A.      

 DGA
It's coming from the sorrow in the street,
 DAD
the holy places where the races meet;
 G
from the homicidal bitchin'
that goes [C}down in every kitchen
 D
to determine who will serve and who will eat.
 F#
From the wells of disappointment
 Bm
where the women kneel to pray
 F#
for the grace of God in the desert here
 Bm
and the desert far away:
 AGDGmD
Democracy is coming    to the U.S.A.      

 AG
Sail on, sail on
 D
O mighty Ship of State!
 A
To the Shores of Need
 G
Past the Reefs of Greed
 D
Through the Squalls of Hate
 AGD
Sail on, sail on, sail on, sail on.

 DGA
It's coming to America first,
 DAD
the cradle of the best and of the worst.
 G
It's here they got the range
 C
and the machinery for change
 D
and it's here they got the spiritual thirst.
 F#
It's here the family's broken
 Bm
and it's here the lonely say
 F#
that the heart has got to open
 Bm
in a fundamental way:
 AGDGmD
Democracy is coming   to the U.S.A.      

 DGA
It's coming from the women and the men.
 DAD
O baby, we'll be making love again.
 G
We'll be going down so deep
 C
the river's going to weep,
 D
and the mountain's going to shout Amen!
 F#
It's coming like the tidal flood
 Bm
beneath the lunar sway,
 F#
imperial, mysterious,
 Bm
in amorous array:
 AGDGmD
Democracy is coming   to the U.S.A.      

 AG
Sail on, sail on
 D
O mighty Ship of State!
 A
To the Shores of Need
 G
Past the Reefs of Greed
 D
Through the Squalls of Hate
 AGD
Sail on, sail on, sail on, sail on.

 DGA
I'm sentimental, if you   know what I mean
 DAD
I love the country but I   can't stand the scene.
 G
And I'm neither left or right
 C
I'm just staying home tonight,
 D
getting lost in that hopeless little screen.
 F#
But I'm stubborn as those garbage bags
 Bm
that Time cannot decay,
 F#
I'm junk but I'm still holding up
 Bm
this little wild bouquet:
 AGDGmD
Democracy is coming   to the U.S.A      

[c: Modified to include the C in the 4th line of each verse, and the (repeatable) Gm D at the end of each verse.  I prefer to play the song in the C form on guitar.]

Corrected by darvon. View original
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