G5                      A5
Beware the tides are rising
      C5                   D5
In the city of brotherly love 
    G5                     A5
The blood red lights were flashin'
       C5                     D5
As the cellars rose up in a flood
             E5        D5        A5        C5
And when they drag you from the depths of mud
    E5       C5             D5
And beat you when you were down
Then they tossed ya in jail for a hundred years
            D5       G5
Save a city burn it down
G5                       A5      C5                    G5
That'S what they said as they tore your home to the ground

Next verse has the same chord progression.

And when I was seven in surburban heaven,
the teachers and elders and police...
they'd cover my ears so I wouldn't hear
the gunshots soar through those city streets.
And if anyone questioned the liberty bomb,
or why the timers were even wound,
a scolding they'd earn, and so we soon learned:
to save a city, you burn it down.
And that's what they said
as they burned their
homes to the ground. 

G5       E5      G5       E5
So many people, so many lives
G5       C5              A5           D5
So many kept silent so they may survive
G5           E5            G5                   E5    
Respect slaughtering cops and politicians they lawed
G5                    C5                        A5                   D5
Or these gavels will crush your home and you'll be expected to applaud

Then the chords go back to how they were in the begining.

So the crime was a trip to the market.
The sentence, a lifetime of hurt,
as she saw through tears,
her home of thirty of years
reduced to rubble and dirt.
And she cursed those who would approach her
and hold papers up to her face, and say,
"You should feel blessed you live in the U.S.
and not some other hellish place" 

So take heed if you live in the city
in a part where the tourists wont's tread.
And beware if you maintain resistance
and choose not to be on of the led.
And if you're out in suburban gardens,
don't let them plant lies deep in your head,
'cause you too could come home to no home
or to find your family dead.

'Cause they've got this dream of a city
where no community unity can be found.
So stand up and save your neighbor hood.
Fuck the city, burn it down(x3) 

Pretty simple song, fun to play acoustic.
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