The Blackout    (video)

 

    ….  Am - F - Dm (2x)

 

    Am                       F                                        Dm

1.       A dinosaur, wonders why it's still on the earth, yeah,

Am                  F                                Dm

    a meteor, promises it's not gonna hit, yeah.

Am                      F                                                Dm

    Earthquakes, always happen when you are in bed, Fred.

Am                                 F                                     Dm

    The house shakes, maybe was it something I said, Ned ?

 

    Dm   F                  G                D

+  Go easy on me, easy on me, lover !

    Dm   F                  G                Dm

    Go easy on me, easy on me, lover !

 

                 Am                    G

When the lights go out, throw yourself about

             F                                          E

in the darkness where we learn to see

                 Am                 G

When the lights go out, don't you ever doubt

       F                                  E

the light that we can really be.

 

   Am                            F                             Dm  

2.      Statues fall, democracy is flat on its back, Jack,

Am                               F                                     Dm 

    we had it all, and what we had is not coming back, Zach.

Am                                        F                                         Dm 

    The big mouth says the people, they don't wanna be free for free,

Am                          F                          Dm 

    the Blackout, is this an extinction event we see.

 

    Dm   F                  G                 D

+  Go easy on me, easy on me, lover !

    Dm  F                   G                Dm

    Go easy on me, easy on me, now !

 

+  CHORUS

 

                     Am                 - G - F - E

+  When the lights go out !

                     Am                 - G - F - E

    When the lights go out !

 

                    Am

+ When the lights go out, when the lights go out.

Am

    Blackout, it's clear, who you are will appear.

Am                                                                      Dm

    Blackout, no fear, so glad that we are all still here, here !

 

                     Am          C   Dm

+  When the lights go out, oh !

                      Am         C                   Dm

    When the lights go out, when the lights go out !

 

                 Am                    G

When the lights go out, throw yourself about

             F                                          E

in the darkness where we learn to see

                 Am                 G

When the lights go out, don't you ever doubt

       F                                  E

the light that we can really be.

 

                     Am                 - G - F - E

+  When the lights go out !

                     Am                 - G - F - E

    When the lights go out !

 

                     Am          C                   F

+  When the lights go out, when the lights go out.

                     Am    F  Am

    When the lights go out.

 

    (U2)