Hope Dies Last

Mark Erelli

Tom: Am
Capotraste na 4ª casa



Intro: Am  F  C    Am  F  C 

verse 1 
     Am                F                  C 
The alarm goes off and you hit the shower first 
Am                        F               C 
I make the coffee, it’s a routine we’ve rehearsed 
         F                                           C     G 
Turn the radio on and they’re wishing us a happy new year 
    Am               F           C   Am  F  C 
But nothing much has changed here 


verse 2 
        Am                F                    C 
Another suicide bomb at a market in the Middle East 
    Am                   F           C 
The authorities estimate 28 dead, at least 
     F                                       C      G 
Sand soaked with martyr’s blood and mothers’ tears  
    Am               F            C   Am  F  C 
But nothing much has changed here 


verse 3 
          Am                      F                 C 
The whole country’s holding those coalminers in its prayers 
Am                F                         C 
Counting down how long they’ve gone without air 
      F                             C        G 
The reporter does his best to sound sincere  
    Am               F            C 
But nothing much has changed here 


verse 4 
              Am                F                     C 
Now there’s a man of God saying something ‘bout New Orleans 
        Am                      F                 C 
How the Mississippi River gonna wash them sinners clean 
       F                               C     G 
Oh the righteous prey on ignorance and fear  
   Am               F            C 
Oh nothing much has changed here 

G C F And there’s a storm coming up fast G C Better lash yourself to the mast Em F But of all that comes to pass Bb G7 Hope dies last
Verse 5 Am F C Politicians pointing fingers like they always do Am F C When there’s a scandal looming larger in the rearview F C G When elections may be closer than they appear Am F C Oh nothing much has changed here Verse 6 Am F C In the eyes of the President citizens are enemies Am F C He’d rather talk to Jesus than to anyone who disagrees F C G But the phones are bugged and Big Brother is all ears Am F C Oh nothing much has changed here
G C F And there’s a storm coming up fast G C Better lash yourself to the mast Em F But of all that comes to pass Bb G7 Hope dies last
Verse 7 Am F C Sometimes it’s all that you can do to avert your eyes Am F C If you let too much in it will leave you paralysed F C G Am F C It's a world where all you love could disappear Verse 8 Am F C So I take you in my arms before you leave for work Am F C I got a love for you so fierce and true it hurts F C G You smile at something that I whisper in your ear Am F Nothing has changed Am F Nothing has changed Am F Nothing’s ever gonna change here Outro: Am F C Am F C

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