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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/

Introduction:

Am   /    /

                                 Em
Give me back my broken night, my mirrored room, my secret life

     D6                      B7          Em
it's lonely here, there's no one left to torture

                         Em
Give me absolute control over every living soul

    D6                            Em
And lie beside me baby, that's an order!

                           Em
Give me crack an anal sex, take the only tree that's left

    D6              B7              Em
and stuff it up the hole in your culture

                              Em
Give me back the Berlin Wall, give me Stalin and St. Paul

     D6               B7              Em
I've seen the future, brother:  it is murder.


[Chorus:]

	Em                      D
	Things are gonna slide (slide) in all directions

                 Em                                   D
	Won't be nothing (won't be) nothing you can't measure anymore.

            Em                             C
	The blizzard, the blizzard  of the world has crossed the threshold

                   Cm                          D
	and it has overturned the order of the soul

                  D
	When they said (they said) REPENT (repent) REPENT (repent)

	         Em
	I wonder what they meant

	          D
	When they said (they said) REPENT (repent) REPENT (repent)

	         Em
	I wonder what they meant

	          D
	When they said (they said) REPENT (repent) REPENT (repent)

	         Em
	I wonder what they meant

[second verse:  (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.

[repeat chorus]

[third verse:]


There'll be the breaking of the ancient western code

     Em
Your private life will suddenly explode

            Em
There'll be phantoms, there'll be fires on the road

                  C7        B
and the white man dancing

                Em
You'll see your woman hanging upside down

     Em
her features covered by her fallen gown

            Em
and all the lousy little poets coming around

                             C7       B
trying to sound like Charlie Manson

                  Em
and the white man dancing

                              Em
Give me back the Berlin Wall, give me Stalin and St. Paul

D6                B7          Em
Give me Christ or give me Hiroshima

                              Em
Destroy another fetus now, we don't like children anyhow

     D6               B7           Em
I've seen the future, baby:  it is murder.


[repeat chorus]

          D                                                 Em
When they said (they said) REPENT (repent) REPENT (repent)

[end on Am]

Chords:

     EADGBE
Em:  X02210
D:   X32010
Em:  XX0231
B7:  030100
C:   133211
Cm:  133111
C7:  131211
D:   320003
D6:  320000

            
            
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