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The Things That I Have Seen  Richard Shindell

CAPO: 3rd Fret
INTRO: Am G (4x)
I was [Am]proud to be the [C]soldier I had [G]been since '83
When I [Am]joined to pay for [F]college, like my [E]brothers before me
I was [Am]proud to serve my [C]country and to [G]be a fine Marine
But [Am]pride cannot pro[F]tect me from the [E]things that I have seen[Am] [G] [Am] [G]
When they [Am]shipped us out of Nor[C]folk, my [G]family came to wave
My [Am]Mama stood there [F]choking back the [E]tears and looking brave
And [Am]though we never [C]spoke of it, we all [G]feared it just the same
Now they [Am]tell me I should [F]talk about the [E]things that I have [Am]seen[G]
I was [F]trained to take the good shot, I was [G]trained to clean my [Am]gun
They [F]trained me not to talk back and they [Em]trained me not to [F]run
And I was [Am]trained to be as [C]silent as the [G]shadow of a hawk
No one [Am]trained me for the [F]silence of the [E]things that I have [Am]seen[G] [Am] [G]
And [Am]once I saw an [C]accident on [G]Old Route 17
Mama [Am]told me not to look at [F]it, as we [E]slowly passed the scene
Though the [Am]image of that [C]wreckage was [G]burned into my brain
[Am]That did not pre[F]pare me for the [E]things that I have [Am]seen[G]
I [F]thought I was a good man, I [G]thought I was e[Am]lite
I [F]thought I'd fight the good fight, that I'd [Em]never see de[F]feat
And that we'd [Am]won that bloody [C]war, how we [G]laughed at their retreat
Now I [Am]wage a losing [F]battle against the [E]things that I have [Am]seen[G]
INSTRUMENTAL: Am G (7x)
Just be [Am]glad modern [C]science has [G]given us so much
We can [Am]rifle through the [F]channels without [E]ever standing up
But I [Am]can't find a [C]station that's [G]finally had enough
Of this [Am]morbid fasci[F]nation with the [E]things that I have [Am]seen[G]
And [Am]me, I can't stop [F]dreaming of these [E]things that I have [F]seen[G]
OUTRO: Am G (4x)

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