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Jackson Browne - Lives In The Balance (Chord)
Album: Lives In The Balance (1986)
Submitter: twizzle05 (122) on 4/20/05
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Lives in the Balance--Jackson Browne
written by Jackson Browne
from the album "Lives in the Balance"
tabbed 4/20/05
Corrections welcome.

Capo III


INTRO: Em Cmaj7 G6 (2x)

           Em
I've been waiting for something to happen
      Cmaj7                 Em
For a week or a month or a year

With the blood in the ink of the headlines
        Cma7         G6          Em
And the sound of the crowd in my ear

You might ask what it takes to remember
          Cmaj7                    Em
When you know that you've seen it before

Where a government lies to its people
       Cmaj7      G6         Em
And a country is drifting to war

               Cmaj7        B
And there's a shadow on the faces 
       Cmaj7             B
Of the men who send the guns
        Cmaj7                   G
To the wars that are fought in places 
             D                  B
Where their business interests run

        Em
On the radio talk shows and the TV
          Cmaj7                Em
You hear one thing again and again

How the USA stands for freedom
       Cmaj7        G6      Em
And we come to the aid of a friend

But who are the ones that we call our friends
      Cmaj7                     Em
These governments killing their own
      
Or the people who finally can't take any more
         Cmaj7              G6         B
And they pick up a gun or a brick or a stone


CHORUS:
          Em                       D   
There are lives in the blance 
          Em                     D
There are people under fire 
          Em                         D
There are children at the cannons
              Cmaj7             Cadd9
And there is blood on the wire


SOLO

          Cmaj7         B
There's a shadow on the faces
       Cmaj7            B
Of the men who fan the flames
       Cmaj7                   G
Of the wars that are fought in places
                D            B
Where we can't even say the names 

     Em
They sell us the President the same way
      Cmaj7                       Em
They sell us our clothes and our cars

They sell us every thing from youth to religion
     Cmaj7          G6         Em
The same time they sell us our wars

I want to know who the men in the shadows are
           Cmaj7                    Em
I want to hear somebody asking them why

They can be counted on to tell us who are enemies are
            Cmaj7              G6         B
But they're never the ones to fight or to die


CHORUS



CHORDS (except for the CHORUS, they are muted; play only first few strings):

Em 	 022000
Cmaj7 	 x32000
Cadd9 	 x32030
G 	 320033
G6 	 320000
B 	 x24442
D 	 xx0232

If I missed any, let me know.
 
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