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Capo 1st fret. Chords: Em (022000) G (320033) Gm (302033) D (000232) C (302010) The Gm chord is really just lifting your index finger from the A string and hammering it on the D string (2nd fret). Listen to the song for timing. Intro: (repeated over and over during harmonica part) Em D G Gm G Verse 1: G C G Gm G Gm G Across from the prison and beside the great lake Em D G Gm G Gm G Below the rooftops and above the highways C G Gm G Gm G The spirits pay rental on the basements they haunt Em D G Gm G Gm G And the pages just draw pictures of the things that they want Em D G Gm I cook my dinner on the blacktop street Em D G I come from the nation of heat Repeat intro during the harmonica part. Verse 2: G C G Gm G Gm G Outside the train station there's a bold painted sign Em D G Gm G Gm G It says try to be patient don't forget to choose sides C G Gm G Gm G We got the loudest explosions you ever heard Em D G Gm G Gm G We got two dollar soldiers and ten dollar words Em D G Gm If I didn't own boots I wouldn't need feet Em D G I come from the nation of heat Repeat intro again during the harmonica part. Verse 3: G C G Gm G Gm G So swift and so vicious are the carnival rides Em D G Gm G Gm G And the carnival barker yell your name for a bribe C G Gm G Gm G we got billboards for love and Japanese cars Em D G Gm G Gm G It ain't rare to hear the streetlights call themselves stars Em D G Gm The more that I learn the more that I cheat Em D G I come from the nation of heat Repeat intro during the harmonica part. Verse 4: G C G Gm G Gm G I've seen skeleton mothers and hungry folks Em D G Gm G Gm G Across the street from the kitchens that cook dinner for most C G Gm G Gm G Sometimes you hear whispers by the dark of the moon Em D G Gm G Gm G That we promised too much and gave it too soon Em D G Gm Even our coughs and our fevers compete Em D G I come from the nation of heat Repeat intro again during the harmonica part. Verse 5: G C G Gm G Gm G Blockin borders with smiles are immigrant sons Em D G Gm G Gm G we measure loneliness and miles and misery in tons C G Gm G Gm G There's a straw-hatted man rowing away from the shore Em D G Gm G Gm G Who says "It's a shame they don't let you have slaves here anymore" Em D G Gm I'm the ugliest man that you'll ever meet Em D G I come from the nation of heat