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The Decline Chords


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Inspire and develop your lil' rock stars
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The original song is played in standard tuning.  In my YouTube video I play down a 
whole step.  You can follow along to that video here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4UB-mRU8SE

Am   F   C   G
Am   C   D (a few times)
E   C   D (once)
C    C/B  
Am   C   D (a few times)
E   C   D (once)
C   C/B   D

Am                              Dm
Where are all the stupid people from? 
Am  F                 C        G
And how'd they get to be so dumb? 
C                       C/B
Bred on purple mountain range
Feed amber waves of grains
                F/A              F
To lesser human beings, zero feelings

Am   B  C

Blame it on
    F                        C
Human nature, mans destiny (mans destiny)
F                       C
Blame it on the greediocracy (greediocracy)
Fear of god
The fear of change
The fear of truth
C                                    F         
Add the bill of rights, subtract the wrongs
There's no answers
C                               F
Memorize and sing star spangled songs
When the questions
C           G
Aren't ever asked
           Am                F
Is anybody learning from the past? 
       C        G               F      E
We're living in united stagnation

Am    F    G     E
Am    F    G     E

Am                 G
Father what have I done? 
  C    C/B   Am
I took that 22
   F     C        G
A gift to me from you
     Dm             Am
To bed with me each night
Kept it clean
Polished it well
   F            C          C/B   F                 
Cherished every cartridge, every shell
Am                        F
Down, by the creek, under brush, under dirt
          G                     Am G# G F# F E
There's a carcass of my second kill
Am                       F
Down, by the park, under stone, under pine
          G                      Am
There's a carcass of my brother William
Brother where, have you gone to? 
I swear, I never thought I could
I see so many times
They told me to shoot straight

Don't pull the trigger, squeeze
That will insure a kill
A kill is what you want
                  F C F C F C
A kill is why we breed

D D/C# C    G D G D G D
D D/C# D    G D G D G D

       D                  D/C#
The christians love their guns
       C        G D G D G D
The church and nra
        D            D/C#
Pray for their salvations
        C           G D G D G D
Prey on the lower faiths
E                     E/D#
The story book's been read
                D         A E A E A E
And every line believed
E                 E/D#
Curriculum's been set
Logic is a threat
                       A E A E A E
Reason searched and seized

E   E7   A   Am
E   E7   A   Am
E   E     B   A
E   C#m   A    B

E                             A      Am
Jerry spent some time in Michigan
   E             C#m          F#m             B
A twenty year vacation, after all he had a dime
   E              E/D#           C#m           B
A dime is worth a lot more in Detroit
    A         E           A           B
A dime in california, a twenty dollar fine

E   E   B   A
E   C#m   A   B

E                          A            Am
Jerry only stayed a couple months
E               C#m                F#m             B
It's hard to enjoy yourself while bleeding out the ass
E            E/D#          C#m      B
Asphyxiation is simple and fast
A             E                 A              B
It beats seventeen fun years of being someones bitch

Don't think (stay)
Drink your wine (home)
Watch the fire burn (be)
His problems not mine (safe)
                       E A E E
Just be that model citizen

E                                 E7
I wish I had a schilling
For every senseless killing
I'd buy a government
E                           E7
America's for sale
And you can get a good deal on it
And make a healthy profit
     E              C
Or maybe, tear it apart
Am               E
Start with assumption
E                         C
That a million people are smart
Am            E   C   D   G D/F#
Smarter than one

Weird rhythm
Em    C   D   Em
Em    C   D   Em
Em   C   D   G
Em   B   C   G

Em             B
Serotonin's gone
               C                 G
She gave up, drifted away
Em    D                    D/C#
Sara fled, thought process gone
C              D               G
She left her answering machine on
Em            D              D/C#
The greeting left spoken sincere
C        D                G
Messages no one will ever hear

Am           C         G
Ten thousand messages a day
          D                  Am
A million more transmissions lay
        C              G
Victims of the laissez faire
Am           C                 G
Ten thousand voices, a hundred guns
          D                 Am
A hundred decibels turns to one
    C                 G
One bullet, one empty head

Em                 D
Now with serotonin gone

C B Am G     Eoctave  E with maj3   Eoctave   Emaj3
C B Am G    E

The man who used to speak
Performs a cute routine
D                  D/C#      
Feel a little patronized
Don't feel bad
They found a way inside your head
And you feel a bit misled
It's not that they don't care, yeah

       C               E
The television's put a thought inside your head
D                D/C#
Like a barry manilow, jingle
      C                         G
I'd like, to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
A symphonic blank stare, yeah
C                   E
It doesn't make you care (make you care)
C                        E
Not designed to make you care (make you care)
C                         E
They're betting you won't care (you won't...)

C     E         C  Am  G
C   D   G  Em
C B Am G Em

Tough Bass (I just play chords)   D   Em   G   low E ring
Em   D   Em   D

C       G     D       Em
Place a wager on your greed
    C   Em       D
A wager on your pride
C   G      D         Em        C     Em      D
Why try to beat them when, a million others tried? 

C           Em
We are the whore
G              D
Intellectually spayed
C           Em
We are the queer
G                D
Dysfunctionally raised

Em   C   D   G D/F#
Em   C   D   G D/F#
Em (let ring)
D string picked
5th fret G string picked
4th fret G string picked
1st fret G string picked

E   G#m

One more pill to kill the pain
One more pill to kill the pain
E                         C
One more pill to kill the pain
D                 A
Living through conformity

E   G#m
E                          G#m
One more prayer to keep me safe
One more prayer to keep us warm
E                          C
One more prayer to keep us safe
D                  A
There's gonna be a better place

E   B   D

A                         E
Lost the battle, lost the war
Lost the things worth living for
Lost the will to win the fight
One more pill to kill the pain

Na na na na na
La na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na na

The going get tough, the tough get debt
Don't pay attention, pay the rent
Next of kins pay for your sins
E                             A
A little faith should keep us safe

Dm   F   C   E
Save us
The human, existence
Is failing, resistance
Essential, the future
Written off, the odds are
Astronomically against us
Only moron and genius
Would fight a losing battle
Against the super ego
C                               E (hold)
When giving in is so damn comforting

          Dm              F
And so we go, on with our lives
            C                 E
We know the truth, but prefer lies
         Am                C
Lies are simple, simple is bliss
    Dm                           F
Why go against tradition when we can
        C                E
Admit defeat, live in decline
Am                         F
Be the victim of our own design
           Dm               F
The status quo, built on suspect
C            C/B                 Am
Why would anyone stick out their neck? 
Fellow members
Club "we've got ours"
    C            C/B             Am
I'd like to introduce you to our host
         F                 Fm
He's got his, and I've got mine
Meet the decline

Em   C   D   G D/F#

We are the queer
We are the whore
In the class war
We are worker
We love our queen
We sacrifice
We're soilent green

We are the queer
We are the whore
In the class war

Em   C   D   G D/F#

(Eventually modulates up a whole step to)
F#m   D   E   A A/G#
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Frekydelic wrote on December 8 2010, 07:37 pm

This is really well made.. how long did it take you to do this?

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Ana Lisa Meloyo wrote on September 19 2013, 11:19 pm

Best Lyrics of NOFX

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