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Great, great song. It's just a bunch of verses that use the same progression over and over.


G                              c
In America you’re born with a silver spoon
G                                D
Or in the back of the bus by the light of the moon
Em                         C
And when you die they say “It’ll all be changing soon
               G               D               G
And you’ll be free, you’ll be free, you’ll be free”

G                            C
It was two hundred years of war that lit that freedom torch
G                                       D
Went from Southhampton fields up to the White House porch
                    Em                        C
And they’re still shooting all the kids for trying to break that yoke
              G
How can you breathe?
              D
How can you breathe?
              G
How can you breathe?
             G                       C
They gave a fortune away to some Wall Street bank
          G                     D
Like a treasure was sunk on a ship already sank
                    Em
And they’re still standing on the deck
                     C
Trying to get us to walk the plank
                       G            D           G
While they’re lost at sea, lost at sea, lost at sea

            G                          C
But I ain't never had more than ten dollars to my name
             G                        D
And I’ve been told my whole life, “Boy you got to hide your shame”
           Em                      C
For being born like a match set afire by the flame
                  G                 D                G
But I will burn free, I will burn free, I will burn free

         G                        C
When I look all around me, I wonder where they’ve gone
         G                               D
All the people that I loved reduced to memories in a song
           Em
I can hear them trying to remind me
           C
Just remember right from wrong
                      G                     D                   G
Because we fought for thee, we fought for thee, we fought for thee
       

            G                              C
But I see hatred in the eyes of all these people running scared
            G                        D
Like the world’s been taken by someone who finally dared
          Em         
To just stand up and say we’re staying
           C
We’re not going anywhere
                G                 D                G
And we will be free, we will be free, we will be free

      G                         C
In America you’re born with a silver spoon
           G                       D
Or in the back of the bus by the light of the moon
              Em                   C
And when you die they say, “It’ll all be changing soon
               G              D                 G
And you’ll be free, you’ll be free, you’ll be free”

      G                    
So I wonder which was the lie
      C    
The past in it’s glory 
      G
or the promise of a future 
      D
you and I may never see
        Em                                     C
‘Cause the reasons I've been given sound like bullshit to me
                G             D             G
We’ll wait and see, wait and see, wait and see

       G                            C
Now America, I know I’m not your favorite son
             G                  D
But I did my time and I’m not hurting anyone
            Em                   C
I’m just tired of living at the point of a gun
               G
When will you see?
               D
When will you see?
               G
When will you see?
                     Em
When you say we’re free
C
N.C.               
You don’t mean me
N.C.               
You don’t mean me


            
            
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