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G#m G#7 C#m C (x2)

[Verse 1] 
    G#m    
We don't write letters any more
       G#7
there ain't the time or place
        C#m
but a friend mine wrote something like 
     C
a letter yesterday
          G#m
It was smuggled through my inbox
             G#7
just this morning, 3am
         C#m
more impotent than important
             C
but let me read it now, verbatim 
                G#m
He say's "I got that same old feeling
               G#7
the one that turns the birds to brutes
      C#m
the sky is like a bad dream 
          C
and the Earth is in cahoots
    G#m
I don't believe no one no more
         G#7
I don't care what no one say's
          C#m
I just wanna make the world 
                C
a much less painful place
           G#m
We look fonder on the good old days
           G#7
as they drift further away
      C#m
but why if everyone feels so homesick
           C
are they always setting sail?
             G#m
'Cause it's all bad news up there on deck
            G#7
and each headland masks the next 
      C#m
I'd just as soon dive in the ocean
       C
and forego the blood and sweat
    G#m
Forego all aspirations
                G#7
they just put everyone at odds
     C#m
if idle hands are the devil's work
        C
then where's the time for God's?

[Prechorus]
D                                     C         E
And why write a letter that you'll never send away

[Chorus]
               G#m    F#m     E      F#m
Why won't you stay with me, wait and see
 D              
all you need know
E                            D    Dsus2 D  D7   G#m
nobody's perfect and their needs are always stark
     F#m     E           F#m
stay with me, wait you'll see
 D
all you need know
E                               D     Dsus2 D  D7  F#m
everybody's hurting and their needs are always stark
       D    
stay with me
A
stay (with me)
Dsus2

[Verse 2]
           G#m
And who cares about wars of choice in lands
         G#7
where states indulge their passions
      C#m
and all the new shoots just jackbootscoot
       C
all dissent out of fashion
       G#m
Like Fred Astaires' at a film premier 
          G#7
that is all about them
         C#m
it's stirring stuff, transformative
       C
they don't care where they're sent
         G#m
They're all kiss chasing childish
             G#7
dreams of privileged masculinity
                C#m
'till they're spent by shock and discharged 
          C
home to small town and big city
      G#m
The rest are the type left dying or dead
       G#7
from trying to be useful
               C#m
they've been handy in the years gone by
                 C
and they'll be handy in the future
          G#m
And who cares for their survival
           G#7
and who cares about the Yanks
      C#m
who cares if they get overrun
      C
by Chinese nukes and tanks
      G#m
Who cares about the holocaust
          G#7
man we didn't learn nothing there
      C#m
and all it's memory does is
            C
keep the History Channel on air
       G#m
Who cares about the Vatican
        G#7
man everybody knows
      C#m
and who's surprised they went and
          C
chose a nazi for a pope?
       G#m
Who cares about fakes like anarchists
           G#7
man they never want to dance
        C#m
let's mambo Mogadishu
         C
give anarchy a chance
             G#m
I'm saying life is cruel, you know it's true
           G#7
but all sides still try and recruit you
        C#m
for shangri-las as practical 
     C
as doing the karma sutra

[Prechorus]
D              C                             E
why write a letter that you'll never send away

[Chorus]
                G#m  F#m      E       F#m
why won't you stay with me, wait and see
D
all you need know
E                            D    Dsus2 D   D7  F#m
nobody's perfect and their needs are always stark 
         A      D      F#m
stay with me, wait you'll see
D
all you need know
E                            D     Dsus2  D      D7  F#m
everybody skirts the fact their needs are always stark 
       D     A
stay with me
Dsus2

[Verse 3]
          G#m
And who cares if the starving millions
                 G#7
know if it's christmas or your birthday
           C#m
or what movie stars in Africa
         C
or the guy from U2 says
    G#m
Or all the statesmen never telling 
  G#7
lies as truth or gospel
      C#m
who cares what's true or false 
                  C
the truth's the world won't go to hospital 
          G#m
But who needs to live forever
       G#7
who needs the extra miles
     C#m
we won't need bees or seed banks
          C
in the Arctic for a while
     G#m
We play the game to start again 
         G#7
not to better life for all
             C#m
it's the appropriate opiate
          C
when a better way's impossible
        G#m
Some honesty now wouldn't go astray
    G#7
if not, then what's the use?
        C#m
we're animals, we can't help doing
       C
what all animals do
      G#m
So goodbye my friend, i'm hitting send
   G#7
forgive me talking straight
       C#m
I'm only trying to make the world 
    C
a much less painful place 

[Outro]
D                                    C          E
And why write a letter that you'll never send away?
Em
away
E
away
Em
away
G#7
away
away

            
            
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sharpmunga 134 Nov 11, 2016 06:33 AM

Great tab Lucas!. Great song. I'm often hunting around for Drones tabs to play. However, I think the C#m in the verses is a jazzier chord. Maybe C#maddA (45674x).

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