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DEMOCRACY            LEONARD COHEN

Capo 1st Fret

C

       C               F           C
It's coming through a hole in the air,
             C          G         C
from those nights in Tiananmen Square.
       F
It's coming from the feel
           Bb
that this ain't exactly real,
         C
or it's real, but it ain't exactly there.
          E 
From the war against disorder,
          Am
from the sirens night and day,
          E 
from the fires of the homeless,
          Am
from the ashes of the gay:
    G                F            C
Democracy is coming   to the U.S.A.


C    Fm (x2)
C

       C              F              C
It's coming through a  crack in the wall;
        C        G           C
on a visionary flood of alcohol;
             F
from the staggering account
        Bb
of the Sermon on the Mount
         C   
which I don't pretend to understand at all.
      E 
It's coming from the silence
       Am
on the   dock of the bay,
           E 
from the brave, the bold, the battered
         Am
heart of   Chevrolet:
   G                 F            C
Democracy is coming   to the U.S.A.

C    Fm (x2)
C

       C               F             C
It's coming from the sorrow in the street,
     C            G               C
the holy places where the races meet;
            F
from the homicidal bitchin'
           Bb
that goes down in every kitchen
      C
to determine who will serve and who will eat.
           E 
From the wells of disappointment
           Am
where the women kneel to pray
         E 
for the grace of God in the desert here
          Am
and the desert far away:
    G                 F            C
Democracy is coming    to the U.S.A.

C    Fm (x2)
C

     G        F
Sail on, sail on
    C
O mighty Ship of State!
         G
To the Shores of Need
           F
Past the Reefs of Greed
               C
Through the Squalls of Hate
     Dm       G        F           C
Sail on, sail on, sail on, sail on.


       C         F      C
It's coming to America first,
      C            G               C
the cradle of the best and of the worst.
      F
It's here they got the range
            Bb
and the machinery for change
          C
and it's here they got the spiritual thirst.
      E 
It's here the family's broken
          Am
and it's here the lonely say
          E 
that the heart has got to open
       Am
in a fundamental way:
    G                F            C
Democracy is coming   to the U.S.A.

C    F (x2)
C

       C               F            C
It's coming from the women and the men.
   C               G           C
O baby, we'll be making love again.
           F
We'll be going down so deep 
     Bb
the river's going to weep,
         C
and the mountain's going to shout Amen!
       E 
It's coming like the tidal flood
  Am
beneath the lunar sway,
  E 
imperial, mysterious,
     Am
in amorous array:
    G                F            C
Democracy is coming   to the U.S.A.

C    F (x2)
C

     G        F
Sail on, sail on
    C
O mighty Ship of State!
    C
O mighty Ship of State!
         G
To the Shores of Need
           F
Past the Reefs of Greed
               C
Through the Squalls of Hate
     Dm       G        F           C
Sail on, sail on, sail on, sail on.

        C               F              C
I'm sentimental, if you   know what I mean
              C          G                   C
I love the country but I   can't stand the scene.
          F
And I'm neither left or right
           Bb
I'm just staying home tonight,
         C
getting lost in that hopeless little screen.
           E 
But I'm stubborn as those garbage bags
      Am
that Time cannot decay,
     E 
I'm junk but I'm still holding up
       Am
this little wild bouquet:
   G                 F            C
Democracy is coming   to the U.S.A

C    F
            To the U.S.A.
C    F

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The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song, 
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should 
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn 
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy

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