Requiem

Requiem 2016-05-12T16:43:05+00:00

Requiem

I play it with a capo at 3rd which means you play G, C, D and Am

   Bb                                                  Eb                    Bb

well the world’s getting heavy and it sticks to my feet

  Bb                              Eb                    Bb

well practiced in losing and brave in defeat

  F                                                            Eb          Cm

with no friends in this business you keep your enemies sweet

          Bb                                                  Eb                    Bb

and keep one in the chamber for every stranger you meet

 

I’ll take pieces of silver for a head full of rhyme

I’ll take a headache and a casket for a life full of time

I’ll take a patch of new mexico and I will call it mine

And I’ll swear never to return to the scene of the crime

 

Well the mob’s getting angry and the torches alight

Because they’re putting up taxes by a penny tonight

And you can never taste freedom boys if you run from a fight

And when the heavens are falling take a step to the right

 

So we smoke ourselves skinny and we drink ourselves blind

Self-discovery knocks but there is nothing to find

And if you’re looking for victims would you keep me in mind

Let us be kissed on the cheek, let us be fucked from behind

 

There’s no need to tread carefully there’s no need to fear

Just talk in obscure non-specifics and try to look all sincere

Every administration blames the one from last year

So when consequence calls there’ll be nobody here

 

So we sell out our kids for a tank full of gas

And a lifetime in plastics for a fistful of cash

Let the rivers run dry let the economy crash

And let the discotheques resound to the requiem mass

 

So we sell out our kids for a tank full of gas

And a lifetime in plastics for a fistful of cash

Let the rivers run dry let the economy crash

And let the discotheques resound to the requiem mass