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A Matter Of Habit chords

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Tried to write it as close as the original, didn't put capo version because the modulation from Dm to Fm makes it hard, but you can put the capo on the third fret and transpose everything to -3 for a bit easier version. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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[Intro]
Dm Dm/C Dm

[Verse 1]
Dm                                        Dm/C
Learning to kill is a matter of habit
     Dm                                      Gm Bb   Bb/A
The more you have done it, the better you're at it
     Gm                   Bb            Bb/A
It starts on the alleys of Sechem at night
     Gm                             Dm     Dm/C Dm   Dm/C 
The borderlines blur in the evening light
   Dm                                     Dm/C
A rifle butt bangs on an old rusty door
Dm                                             Gm         Bb   Bb/A
"Where is your father? Get down on the floor!"
  Gm                          Bb        Bb/A
Soon it gets serious, a curfew's declared
    Gm                                             Dm     
The city falls silent, there's death in the air
F
Cocking his weapon with shaking fingers
F                                            Gm Bb  Bb/A
Grits his teeth as he's hugging the trigger
  Gm                         Bb        Bb/A
Young blood rushes, his heart pounds
     Gm                                  Dm     Dm/C Dm   Dm/C
He knows it gets easier the next time around
                Bb
They're just objects and shadows, not women and men
A7                                Dm        Dm/C Dm   Dm/C
Learning to kill is a natural thing

[Verse 2]
Dm                                        Dm/C
Learning to fear is a matter of habit
     Dm                                      Gm Bb   Bb/A
The more you have done it, the better you're at it
  Gm                Bb           Bb/A
News from above reach the street
        Gm                                     Dm     
There's no hope of living, the end is so near
F
Tidings of terror, a raven's crow
F                                          Gm       Bb  Bb/A
Shutter your windows, lock up your homes
  Gm                         Bb        Bb/A
We're just a handful, a tiny country
     Gm                             Dm
Surrounded by evil, they won't let us be
            Bb
They have hate in their hearts and in all that they bring
A7                                Dm        
Learning to fear is a natural thing

[Interlude]
Dm/C Dm   Dm/C Dm   Dm/C Dm   Dm/C

[Verse 3]
Fm                      Fm/Eb
Cruelty is a matter of habit
     Fm                                     Bbm   Db   Db/C
The more you've seen it, the better you're at it
Bbm               Db       Db/C
Every boy has a tyrant's desire
Bbm                                        Fm    
Hands behind the head, legs spread wide
          Ab
These are times of danger, times of despair
    Ab                             Bbm        Db  Db/C
No room for compassion, a soldier can't care
     Bbm                         Db             Db/C
Our neighbors are vermin, they're used to the blood
    Bbm                                              Fm     Fm/Eb 
How can they feel pain when they're living in the mud?
         Bbm             Db            Db/C
Through cruel routine a soldier is born
 Bbm                                     Fm    
Ignorance soon turns to evil in war
Db
Israel's land is for Israel's kin
C7                              Fm
Cruelty comes as a natural thing

[Interlude]
Fm   Fm/Eb Fm   Fm/Eb Cm    Bb
Fm   Fm/Eb Fm   Fm/Eb Cm    Bb
Fm   Fm/Eb Fm   Fm/Eb Cm    Bb
Fm   Fm/Eb Fm   Fm/Eb Cm    Bb
Bb

[Verse 4]
Fm                         Fm/Eb
Learning to love is a natural thing
   Fm                                 Bbm   Db   Db/C
It will find a way if you just let it in
        Bbm                       Db           Db/C
It will be strange at first, but then you'll see it
      Bbm                                   Fm    
That learning to love is a matter of being
 Ab
Being human is a matter of habit
   Ab                                 Bbm        Db  Db/C
A few baby steps, then you get better at it
  Bbm                            Db           Db/C
To be for one minute, just now, just recall
    Bbm                              Fm     Fm/Eb
The opposite side of the towering walls
         Bbm                   Db            Db/C
But our hearts have hardened along with our skin
    Bbm                              Fm   Fm/Eb Fm   Fm/Eb
We built a bubble and let no one else in
            Db
We'll be staring in wonder as the angel falls
      C7                                   Fm           Fm/Eb Fm   
Then being human will be a matter of course
            Fm/Eb    Fm    Fm/Eb Fm
Will be a matter of course
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