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A song about loss (in this case mostly environment).
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She came from Providence C F The one in Rhode Island F Bb C Where the old world shadows hang C F Heavy in the air F Bb C She packed her hopes and dreams C F Like a refugee F Bb C Just as her father came C F F F F F+ Across the sea She heard about a place People were smiling Spoke about the red man's ways How they loved the land They came from everywhere To the Great Divide Seeking a place to stand Or a place to hide Down in the crowded bars Out for a good time Can't wait to tell you all What it's like up there They called it paradise I don't know why Somebody laid the mountains low While the town got high F F F F F+ Dm Dm Dm Dm Dm* F F F F F+ Dm Dm Dm Dm Dm* When the chilly winds blew down Across the canyon Through the canyons of the coast To the malibus Where the pretty people played Hungry for power To light their neon ways Give 'em things to do Some rich man came and raped the land Nobody caught him Put up a bunch of ugly boxes And Jesus people bought them They called it paradise The place to be They watched the hazy sun Sinking in the sea (Key Change: changes from F to Ab) Ab Db Eb You can leave it all behind Eb Ab Sail to Lahaina Ab Db Eb Just like the missionaries did Eb Ab So many years ago Ab Db Eb They even brought a neon sign Eb Ab Jesus is Coming Ab Db Eb Brought the white man's burden down Eb Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab+ Brought the white man's reign And we'll provide the grand design What is yours and what is mine 'Cuz there is no more new frontier We have got to make it here We satisfied our endlees needs And justified our bloody deeds In the name of destiny And in the name of God And you can see them there On sunday morning Stand up and sing about What it's like up there They called it paradise I don't know why To call someplace paradise Kiss it goodbye Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab+ Fm Fm Fm Fm Fm* Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab+ Fm Fm Fm Fm Fm* (repeat this and fade) ----- Chords Used: Listed Chords: Chords Dropped 1/2 step: F: 133211 E: 022100 Bb: x13331 or 688766 A: x02220 C: x32010 or 8aa988 B: x24442 F+: 133311 (Faug?) E+: 022200 Dm: xx0231 C#m: x46654 Dm*: xx0331 C#m*: X47654 After key change: Ab: 466544 G: 355433 or 320003 Db: x46664 C: x32010 Eb: x68886 D: xx0232 Ab+: 466644 G+: 355533 Fm: 133111 Em: 022000 Fm*: 133121 Em*: 022010