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Wasted Life  Stiff Little Fingers

Wasted Life (Stiff Little Fingers)

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Verse 1

[A]I could be a soldier
Go out there and fight to save this [G]land
[A]Be a people's soldier
Paramilitary gun in [G]hand
[A]I won't be a soldier
I won't take no orders from no-[G]one
[A]Stuff their fuckin' armies
Killing isn't my idea of [G]fun

And they wanna [E]waste my [A]life
They wanna [E]waste my [A]time
They wanna [E]waste my [A]life
And they've [G]stolen [D]it a[A]way
Verse 2

[A]I could be a hero
Live and die for their important [G]cause
[A]A united nation
Or an independent state with [G]laws
And [A]rules and regulations
That merely cause disturbances and [G]wars
And [A]that's what I have got now
All thanks to the freedom seeking [G]hoardes

[F#]I'm not gonna be [E]taken in
They [F#]said if I don't join I [E]just can't win
I've [F#]heard that story many [E]times before
And [F#]every time I've thrown it [G#]out the door
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Verse 3

[A]Still they come up to me
With a different name and same old [G]face
[A]I can see the connection
With another time and another [G]place
No they [A]ain't blond-haired or blue-eyed
But they think that they're the master [G]race
They're [A]nothing but blind fascists
Brought up to hate and given lives to [G]waste
Worked out by (i.e. not necessarily 100% correct but as near as I can get it)
Gordon Johnston
"A Scotsman in Germany"

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