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From The Fatima Mansions’ 1994 Lost in the Former West album. Written by Cathal Coughlan. No capo.

 
INTRO:

Dm++Am
Dm++Am
Dm++Am
Dm++Am

VERSE 1:

No A7dates to miss, no home to phone
No A7face to kiss, no good alone
No A7family, no history, a permenant delinquenCcy

 
VERSE 2:

No A7will to smile, no room to cry
No A7time to think
Just A7watch, don’t flinch
Why A7yes, that’s you in your millionth clinch
You A7murder every time you Cblink

 
BRIDGE 1:

DmSome flee disasters for their lives
DmYou flee the spawn of grubby lies
DmAt one with graveyard dust and shipyard rust
DmToo loose to trust
DmYou’ll +Cheal +B♭so much A7faster
If your Chomeland B♭is your+ A7master

 
VERSE 3:

No A7dirt-cheap Adriatic sun
No A7heart of gold back of the gun
No A7deathcamps built for less than fun
No A7white man’s bond, no civilCization

 
VERSE 4:

No A7right to more than birth and death
From the A7drivelling drones of the former west
Their A7credo dead like Brezhnev’s bones
Their A7headless spears and special malnuCtrition zones

 
BRIDGE 2:

DmNo death camps here, I tell you
DmJust grey convenience hell
DmTen civil wars unended
Dm‘neath billboard signs which yell
“You Cneed+ B♭someone +A7pretty
Someone CEn+B♭glish and A7shifty”

 
CHORUS:

Let the Fdirt cover Dmall, cover E♭all, cover Call
Let the Fdirt cover Dmal+E♭++Cl
For it’s the Fmother of us Dmall and our E♭bed when we Cfall
CWe belong nowhere

 
INSTRUMENTAL & SCREECHING:

D7++F++C

And by the way, you’re dirt!
Dirt!
You’re dirt!
Always know your worth
As you roam this mirthless earth
You’re dirt!
Dirt!

 
VERSE 5:

No A7sleep, the ‘phone, god knows what time
A7Just a wordless click on the end of the line
A7And a thud at the door out back in the dark
A7As some wirehair creature spins ’round the Cyard

 
VERSE 6:

Why A7do you run? Why do you hide?
A7Why do you bruise and then decide?
A7You didn’t mean it, you didn’t see
A7Well, now you’re run to rags and so is Cshe

 
BRIDGE 3:

DmYou’ll drink the Balkan brandy
DmYou will forget your name
DmYou will become a captain
DmAnd you will lose all shame
You Cneed +B♭someone+ A7pretty
Someone CEn+B♭glish and A7shifty

 
CHORUS:

Let the Fdirt cover Dmall, cover E♭all, cover Call
Let the Fdirt cover Dmal+E♭++Cl
From the Fveil to the Dmshawl
From the E♭flirt to the Cbrawl
CWe belong nowhere

 
FADE:

D7