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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 Bb 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) Dm Fear of god Bb The fear of change F The fear of truth C F Add the bill of rights, subtract the wrongs G# There's no answers C F Memorize and sing star spangled songs G# 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 F Kept it clean C 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 F Brother where, have you gone to? C I swear, I never thought I could I see so many times Dm They told me to shoot straight Don't pull the trigger, squeeze C 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 D 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 E Don't think (stay) D Drink your wine (home) D/C# Watch the fire burn (be) A His problems not mine (safe) E A E E Just be that model citizen E E7 I wish I had a schilling A For every senseless killing Am I'd buy a government E E7 America's for sale A And you can get a good deal on it Am 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 C The man who used to speak E Performs a cute routine D D/C# Feel a little patronized C Don't feel bad G They found a way inside your head D And you feel a bit misled Am 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 D In perfect harmony Am 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 Bm Lost the things worth living for D Lost the will to win the fight One more pill to kill the pain A Na na na na na F#m La na na na na D Na na na na na E Na na na na na A The going get tough, the tough get debt F#m Don't pay attention, pay the rent D Next of kins pay for your sins E A A little faith should keep us safe Dm F C E Dm F Save us C The human, existence E Is failing, resistance Dm Essential, the future F Written off, the odds are C Astronomically against us E Only moron and genius Dm Would fight a losing battle F 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? F Fellow members G 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 C Meet the decline Em C D G D/F# We are the queer We are the whore Ammunition 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 Ammunition In the class war Em C D G D/F# (Eventually modulates up a whole step to) F#m D E A A/G#