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Silver And Gold  U2

[E]In the shit house, a shotgun
[E]Praying hands hold me down
[E]Only the hunter was hunted
[E]In this tin can town, tin can town
[E]No stars in the black night
[E]Looks like the sky fall down
[E]No sun in the daylight
[E]Looks like it's chained to the ground, chained to the ground.
[E]   The warden said,
"The [A]exit is sold,"
If you [B]want a way out[E]
Silver and gold.
[E]   Broken back to the ceiling[A] [E]
[E]Broken nose to the floor[A] [E]
I scream at the sounds, it's coming[A] [E]
[E]Crawls under the door[A] [E]
There's a rope around my neck and [A]there's a[E]
[E]Trigger in your gun[A] [E]
Jesus say something![A] [E]
[E]I am someone! I am someone!
[E]I am someone!
[E]   Captains and kings [A]in the slave ships hold
They [B]came to collect[E]
[E]Silver and gold
[E]Silver and gold

[E]Seen them coming and going
[E]Seen them captains and the kings
[E]Seen them navy blue uniforms
[E]Seen them bright and shiny things, bright shiny things, yeah!
[E]The temperature is rising[A] [E]
The fever white hot[A] [E]
[E]Mister I ain't got nothing [A] [E]       But it's
More than you've got[A] [E]
[E]Chains no longer bind me[A] [E]
Nor the shackles at my feet[A] [E]
[E]Outside are the prisoners[A] [E]
Inside the free, [A]set them [E]free

[E]Set them free[A] [E]
[E]   A prize fighter in a [A]corner is told
[B]Hit where it hurts [E]-- silver and gold
Silver and gold.

[E]"Yep. Silver and gold.
[E]This song was written in a hotel room in New York City.
[E]Right about the time a friend of ours, little Steven,
[E]Was pulling together a record of artists against Apartheid.
[E]It's a song written about a man, in a shanty town outside of Johannesburg.
[E]A man who's sick of looking down the barrel of White South Africa.
[E]A man at the point where he is ready to take up arms against his oppressor.
[E]A man who's lost faith in the peace makers of the West.
[E]While they argue and while they fail to support a man like Bishop Tutu.
[E]And his request for economic sanctions against South Africa.
[E]Am I bugging you? I don't mean to bug ya'.
[E]Okay Edge, play the blues."


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