E God evening Mr. Waldheim D#m And Pontiff how are you? C#m You have so much in common B F# In the things you do E And here comes Jesse Jackson D#m He talks of common ground C#m Does that common ground include me B F# Or is it just a sound? E A sound that shakes B F# E B F# E Oh Jesse, you must watch the sounds you make E A sound that quakes B F# E There are fears that still reverberate E Jesse you say common ground D#m Does that include the P.L.O? C#m What about people right here, right now B F# Who fought for you not so long ago? E The words that flow so freely D#m Falling dancing from your lips C#m I hope that you don't cheapen them B F# With a racist slip E Oh common ground B F# E B F# E Is common ground a word or just a sound? E Oh, oh, common ground B F# E B F# Remember those civil rights workers buried in the ground E If I ran for president D#m And once was a member of the Klan C#m Wouldn't you call me on it B F# The way I call you on Farrakhan? E And Pontiff, pretty Pontiff D#m Can anyone shake your hand ? C#m Or is it just that you like uniforms B F# And someone kissing your hand? E Or is it true B F# E B F# E The common ground for me includes you too? E Oh, oh, is it true B F# E B F# E The common ground for me includes you too? E Good evening Mr. Waldheim D#m Pontiff how are you? C#m As you both stroll through the woods at night B F# I'm thinking thoughts of you E And Jesse you're inside my thoughts D#m As the rhythmic words subside C#m My common ground invites you in B F# Or do you prefer to wait outside? E Or is it true B F# E B F# E The common ground for me is without you? E Or is it true B F# E B F# E The common ground for me is without you? E Oh is it true B F# E B F# E There's no ground common enough for me and you?