Hero Of War

Rise Against

 F133211
        320033
G 320003
Gadd11 320013
Am x02210

Verse 1:

 C
He said, "Son,
 Em
Have you see the world?
 F
Well, what would you say
 C
If I said that you could?
 F
Just carry this gun.
 C
and you'll even get paid."
G Gadd11 g Gadd11 <--(listen to the song
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Verse 2:

 C
Black leather boots
 Em
Spit-shined so bright
 F
They cut off my hair
 C
but it looked alright
 F
We marched and we sang
 C
We all became friends
 GGadd11GGadd11
As we learned how to fight             

Chorus:

 Am
A hero of war
 F
Yeah that's what I'll be
 C
And when I come home
 G
They'll be damn proud of me
 Am
I'll carry this flag
 F
To the grave if I must
 C
Because it's the flag that I love
 G
And a flag that I trust

Verse 3:

 C
I kicked in the door
 Em
I yelled my commands
 F
The children, they cried
 C
But I got my man
 F
We took him away
 C
A bag over his face
 GGadd11GGadd11
From his family and his friends             

Verse 4:

 C
They took off his clothes
 Em
They pissed in his hands
 F
I told them to stop
 C
But then I joined in
 F
We beat him with guns
 C
And batons not just once
 GGadd11G
But again and again         

Chorus:

 Am
A hero of war
 F
Yeah that's what I'll be
 C
And when I come home
 G
They'll be damn proud of me
 Am
I'll carry this flag
 F
To the grave if I must
 C
Because it's the flag that I love
 G
And a flag that I trust

Verse 5:

 C
She walked
 Em
through bullets and haze
 F
I asked her to stop
 C
I begged her to stay
 F
But she pressed on
 C
So I lifted my gun
 GGadd11G
And I fired away          

Verse 6:

 C
The shells
 Em
jumped through the smoke
 F
And into the sand
 C
That the blood now had soaked
 F
She collapsed
 C
with a flag in her hand
 GGadd11GGadd11
A flag white as snow              

Chorus:

 Am
A hero of war
 F
Is that what the see
 C
Just medals and scars
 G
So damn proud of me
 Am
And I brought home that flag
 F
Now it gathers dust
 C
But it's a flag that I love
 G
It's the only flag I trust

outro:

 CEm
He said, "Son, have you seen the world?
 FC
Well what would you say, if I said that you could?"


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sicjes (report comment to admin):
Hey there, this is a great song but I think you have all the chords wrong.

It should be played like this...

Verse: each chord is strumed for 1 messure of 4 in this order.
C#m(?) = 046654


E,Abm,C#m,B,A,E,B,B

during the last two messures while your on the B there is a decending melody wich is something like this

024442 --- 022442 --- 021442 --- 022442

Chorus: played 2x
A,E,B,B(with decending riff)

Hope this helps
---SicJes---
wokka (report comment to admin):
CAPO on 4 fixes it right up, at least to my ear
Brycemusic (report comment to admin):
The Song is in E major

or Capo 4 and play the chords as written here, its still E major