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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 95 01:28:41 -0400
From: Clay Jonathan Boutilier 


THE FUTURE (L. Cohen)
from Columbia Records' release THE FUTURE by LEONARD COHEN (CK 53226)

Transcribed by Clay Boutilier 07/30/95

URL:  http://www.cgl.uwaterloo.ca/~cjboutil/

[Intro]

Am

[Verse 1]
                                 Dm
Give me back my broken night, my mirrored room, my secret life
     G6                      E7          Am
it's lonely here, there's no one left to torture
                         Dm
Give me absolute control over every living soul
    G6                            Am
And lie beside me baby, that's an order!
                           Dm
Give me crack an anal sex, take the only tree that's left
    G6              E7              Am
and stuff it up the hole in your culture
                              Dm
Give me back the Berlin Wall, give me Stalin and St. Paul
     G6               E7              Am
I've seen the future, brother:  it is murder.

[Chorus]

        Dm                      C
        Things are gonna slide (slide) in all directions
                 Dm                                   C
        Won't be nothing (won't be) nothing you can't measure anymore.
            Dm                             F
        The blizzard, the blizzard  of the world has crossed the threshold
                   Fm                          C
        and it has overturned the order of the soul
                  G
        When they said (they said) REPENT (repent) REPENT (repent)
                 Am
        I wonder what they meant
                  G
        When they said (they said) REPENT (repent) REPENT (repent)
                 Am
        I wonder what they meant
                  G
        When they said (they said) REPENT (repent) REPENT (repent)
                 Am
        I wonder what they meant

[Verse 2]
(same chords as first)

You don't know me from the wind, you never will, you never did
I'm the little jew who wrote the bible
I've seen nations rise and fall, I've heard their stories, heard them all
but love's the only engibe of survival
Your servant here he has been told to say it clear to say it cold:
It's over, it ain't going any further
And now the wheels of heaven stop, you feel the devil's riding crop
Get ready for the future:  it is murder.

[Chorus]

        Dm                      C
        Things are gonna slide (slide) in all directions
                 Dm                                   C
        Won't be nothing (won't be) nothing you can't measure anymore.
            Dm                             F
        The blizzard, the blizzard  of the world has crossed the threshold
                   Fm                          C
        and it has overturned the order of the soul
                  G
        When they said (they said) REPENT (repent) REPENT (repent)
                 Am
        I wonder what they meant
                  G
        When they said (they said) REPENT (repent) REPENT (repent)
                 Am
        I wonder what they meant
                  G
        When they said (they said) REPENT (repent) REPENT (repent)
                 Am
        I wonder what they meant

[Verse 3]

There'll be the breaking of the ancient western code

     Dm
Your private life will suddenly explode
            Am
There'll be phantoms, there'll be fires on the road
                  F7        E
and the white man dancing
                Am
You'll see your woman hanging upside down
     Dm
her features covered by her fallen gown
            Am
and all the lousy little poets coming around
                             F7       E
trying to sound like Charlie Manson
                  Am
and the white man dancing
                              Dm
Give me back the Berlin Wall, give me Stalin and St. Paul
G6                E7          Am
Give me Christ or give me Hiroshima
                              Dm
Destroy another fetus now, we don't like children anyhow
     G6               E7           Am
I've seen the future, baby:  it is murder.

[Chorus]

        Dm                      C
        Things are gonna slide (slide) in all directions
                 Dm                                   C
        Won't be nothing (won't be) nothing you can't measure anymore.
            Dm                             F
        The blizzard, the blizzard  of the world has crossed the threshold
                   Fm                          C
        and it has overturned the order of the soul
                  G
        When they said (they said) REPENT (repent) REPENT (repent)
                 Am
        I wonder what they meant
                  G
        When they said (they said) REPENT (repent) REPENT (repent)
                 Am
        I wonder what they meant
                  G
        When they said (they said) REPENT (repent) REPENT (repent)
                 Am
        I wonder what they meant

          G                                                 Am
When they said (they said) REPENT (repent) REPENT (repent)

(end on Am)

Chords:

     EADGBE
Am:  X02210
C:   X32010
Dm:  XX0231
E7:  030100
F:   133211
Fm:  133111
F7:  131211
G:   320003
G6:  320000
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johnmas6 10 Oct 19, 2008 12:35 AM

natural born killers perfect ending

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BoyGoneBad 10 Dec 16, 2008 02:27 AM

Great tab, sir- Leonard at his most optimistic! Thabk you.

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goofish14 10 Sep 21, 2016 09:21 AM

Thanks for this!!!

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