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Books Are Burning  XTC

[1st verse] 
[G]Books are burning
In the ma[D]in square, and I saw th[E/G#]ere
The fire e[Am]ating the te[D7]xt
Books are b[G]urning
In the st[D]ill air
And you know w[E]here they burn books
[Am]People are n[D7]ext
[1st Cborus] 
[Em]I believe [A]the printed [F]word should be forg[G/F]iven
[Em]Doesn't m[A]atter what i[F]t said[G]
[Em]Wisdom ho[A]tline from the d[F]ead back to the l[G/F]iving
[Bb]Key to the la[F]rder for your [C]heart and he[D]ad
[2nd Verse] 
Books are bur[G]ning
In our own [D]town, watch us t[E/G#]urn 'round
And cast our g[Am]lances e[D7]lsewhere
Books are [G]burning
In the p[D]layground
Smell of b[Em]urnt book is not u[Am]nlike human ha[D7]ir
[2nd Cborus] 
I [Em]believe the[A] printed wo[F]rd is more than sac[G/F]red
B[Em]eyond the g[A]auge of good or [F]ba[G]d
[Em]The human r[A]ight to let your s[F]oul fly free and n[G]aked
[Bb]Above the [F]violence of the f[C]earful and s[D]ad
T[E]he church of ma[G]tches
[Bb]Anoints in i[F7]gnorance with g[D7]asoline
[E]The church of m[G]atches
[Bb]Grows fat by br[F7]eathing in the s[Dsus4]moke of dreams
It's q[D7]uite obscene
[3rd Verse] 
Books are [G]burning
More each d[D]ay now, and I pr[E/G#]ay now
You boys will t[Am]ire of these g[D7]ames
Books are [G]burning
I hope s[D]omehow, this will al[E/G#]low
A phoenix [Am]up from the fla[D7]mes

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