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Bought and Sold  Dar Williams

INTRO: D G Em Am
Well, we're [D]heading for a [G]past
That you can [Em]leave, but not de[Am]fend
Where the [D]downtowns hold the [G]sadness
Of you-[Em]can't-go-back-a[Am]gain
It's [D]there you'll find the rust and [G]debtors
[Em]Motel signs with [Am]missing letters
'Cause there's a [D]monster on the [G]outskirts
Says it [Em]knows what your town [Am]needs
Then it [D]eats it up like [G]nothing
And it [Em]won't spit out the [Am]seeds
And we can [Dm]be the super [G]shoppers
We can [Em]say we're really [Am]smart
We can [Dm]say our town is [G]doing fine
With[Em]out a beating [Am]heart
We can even say the money saved is [D]all our own
It's bought and [G]sold
It's bought and [Am]sold
Now we're [D]heading for a [G]nasty business
[Em]Keeps our country [Am]growing
Where the [D]weapons that we're [G]selling
Are the [Em]only seeds we're [Am]sowing
You get to [D]blow the fruits of [G]all your labours
Sell [Em]F-16?s to all the [Am]neighbours
And we [D]know that it's for [G]money
And that's [Em]how the west gets [Am]bargained
You know the [D]last time this [G]happened
Even [Em]Vietnam got [Am]jargoned
And you can [Dm]say they're out to [G]hunt you
You can [Em]say they're out to [Am]fish you
You can [Dm]join a gang of [G]restless boys
Or [Em]start your own mi[Am]litia
You can even say your violence is [D]all your own
It's bought and [G]sold
It's bought and [Am]sold
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Well, I [D]look up to the [G]people
Who are [Em]less bought than [Am]I
You can [D]show them what you're [G]selling
And they'll [Em]only ask you [Am]why
Their [D]pay checks don't have [G]lots of zeros
[Em]They're my friends and they're my [Am]heroes
And the [D]TV sets are [G]angry
'Cause they [Em]just can't make 'em [Am]pay
But I [D]like the way these [G]people
Read the [Em]signs and walk a[Am]way
We can [Dm]call ourselves the [G]makers
And the [Em]keepers of the [Am]times
We can [Dm]spend our sand [G]dollars
And sand [Em]nickels and sand [Am]dimes
We can even say prosperity is [D]all our own
It's bought and [G]sold
It's bought and [Am]sold
We can even say our loneliness is [D]all our own
It's bought and [G]sold
It's bought and [Am]sold
It's bought and [D]sold_[G]_
It's bought and [Am]sold [Em] [Am]

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