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The Future

Leonard Cohen

 Am
Give me back my broken night
 Dm
My mirrored room, my secret life
 G#dim
It's lonely here
 E7Am
There's no one left to torture
 Am
Give me absolute control
 Dm
 Over every living soul
 G#dimE7
And lie beside me, baby
 Am
That's an order!

 Am
Give me crack and anal sex
 Dm
Take the only tree that's left
 G#dimE7
And stuff it up the hole
 Am
In your culture
 Am
Give me back the Berlin wall
 Dm
Give me Stalin and St. Paul
 G#dimE7
I've seen the future, brother:
 Am
It is murder

 DmC
Things are going to slide (slide) in all directions
 DmC
Won't be nothing (won't be), nothing you can measure anymore
 DmF
The blizzard, the blizzard of the world
 F
Has crossed the threshold
 Fm
And it has overturned
 C
The order of the soul
 G
When they said (they said) REPENT (repent), REPENT (repent)
 Am
I wonder what they meant
 G
When they said (they said) REPENT (repent), REPENT (repent)
 Am
I wonder what they meant
 G
When they said (they said) REPENT (repent), REPENT (repent)
 Am
I wonder what they meant

 Am
You don't know me from the wind
 Dm
You never will, you never did
 G#dimE7
 I'm the little jew
 Am
Who wrote the Bible
 Am
I've seen the nations rise and fall
 Dm
I've heard their stories, heard them all
 G#dimE7
But love's the only engine
 Am
Of survival
 Am
Your servant here, he has been told
 Dm
To say it clear, to say it cold:
 G#dimE7
It's over, it ain't going
 Am
Any further
 Am
And now the wheels of heaven stop
 Dm
You feel the devil's riding crop
 G#dimE7
Get ready for the future:
 Am
It is murder

 DmC
Things are going to slide (slide) in all directions
 DmC
Won't be nothing (won't be), nothing you can measure anymore
 DmF
The blizzard, the blizzard of the world
 F
Has crossed the threshold
 Fm
And it has overturned
 C
The order of the soul
 G
When they said (they said) REPENT (repent), REPENT (repent)
 Am
I wonder what they meant
 G
When they said (they said) REPENT (repent), REPENT (repent)
 Am
I wonder what they meant
 G
When they said (they said) REPENT (repent), REPENT (repent)
 Am
I wonder what they meant

 Am
There'll be the breaking of the ancient western code
 Dm
Your private life will suddenly explode
 Am
There'll be phantoms, there'll be fires on the road
 FE7
And the white man dancing  
 Am
You'll see your woman hanging upside down
 Dm
Her features covered by her fallen gown
 Am
And all the lousy little poets coming round
 FE7
Trying to sound like Charlie Manson   
 Am
Yeah the white man dancing

 Am
Give me back the Berlin wall
 Dm
Give me Stalin and St. Paul
 G#dim
Give me Christ
 E7Am
Or give me Hiroshima
 Am
Destroy another fetus now
 Dm
We don't like children anyhow
 G#dimE7
I've seen the future, baby:
 Am
It is murder

 DmC
Things are going to slide (slide) in all directions
 DmC
Won't be nothing (won't be), nothing you can measure anymore
 DmF
The blizzard, the blizzard of the world
 F
Has crossed the threshold
 Fm
And it has overturned
 C
The order of the soul
 G
When they said (they said) REPENT (repent), REPENT (repent)
 Am
I wonder what they meant
 G
When they said (they said) REPENT (repent), REPENT (repent)
 Am
I wonder what they meant
 G
When they said (they said) REPENT (repent), REPENT (repent)
 Am
I wonder what they meant
 GAm
When they said (they said) REPENT (repent), REPENT (repent)

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The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song,
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy

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