Back in the USA    (video)

 

    C - Am - G - F

 

   C                        Am

1.    I woke up to a bitter storm,

               F                         C                            G

    and Noah's Ark came washed up on the shore.

C                             Am

    The riot gear has lined the dawn

            F                   C                            G

    like dogs that shit on your neighbor's lawn.

E                                                Am

    Let freedom ring with all the crazies on parade,

F                                           G

    let them eat poison and it tastes like lemonade !

 

C                         F                                    C                                        G

    Back in the USA for a small town serenade with fireworks on display.

    Am                                          F                                                   C

Tonight, it's a hero's welcome home, and there's no place else to go,

                                      G     - - - - - - - -  F  C

and I'm takin' it to the grave, back in the USA

 

+  C - Am - G - F

 

   C                               Am

2.    The saddest story ever told

          F                     C                   G

    is feeling safe in our suburban homes.

C                                Am

    Like soldiers of an endless war,

             F                           C                   G

    and every church can have a liquor store.

E                                                Am

    Let freedom ring with all the crazies on parade,

F                                           G

    let them eat poison and it tastes like lemonade !

 

+  CHORUS           +  C - Am - G - F     - C

 

(orig. = capo 1st)    (Green Day)