Rockin' In The Free World

Neil Young

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Intro: Em D C (4 times)

        Em                     D  C    
There's colours on the street
     Em             D  C
Red, white and blue
       Em                       D  C
People shuffling on their feet
       Em                       D  C
People sleeping in their shoes
          Em                  D     C
There's a warning sign on the road ahead
          Em                           D          C
There's a lot of people saying we'd be better off dead
      Em                     D     C
Don't feel like Satan, but I am to them
     Em                  D     C
So I try to forget it anyway I can

G         D                   C      Em
 Keep on rockin' in the free world.
G         D                   C      Em
 Keep on rockin' in the free world.
G         D                   C      Em
 Keep on rockin' in the free world.
G         D                   C      Em    A
 Keep on rockin' in the free world.

        Em                  D  C    
I see a woman in the night
       Em                D  C    
with a baby in her hand
           Em                       D       C    
There's an old street light (near a garbage can)
       Em                  D       C    
near a garbage can (near a garbage can)
            Em                          D             C    
And now she puts the kid away and she's gone to get a hit
    Em                            D       C    
She hates her life and what she's done to it
        Em                   D           C    
There's one more kid that'll never go to school
      Em                         D         C    
Never get to fall in love, never get to be cool

G         D                   C      Em
 Keep on rockin' in the free world.
G         D                   C      Em
 Keep on rockin' in the free world.
G         D                   C      Em
 Keep on rockin' in the free world.
G         D                   C      Em    A
 Keep on rockin' in the free world.

Guitar solo: | Em | D C | (8 times)

          Em                        D  C    
There's a thousand points of light
        Em            D  C    
for the homeless man
         Em                D         C    
We got a kinder, gentler machine-gun hand.
        Em                  D  C    

         Em                  D      C    
We got department stores and toilet paper,
       Em                      D     C    
We got styrofoam boxes for the ozone layer
      Em                       D          C    
Got a man of the people says, "Keep hope alive."
    Em                D        C    
Got fuel to burn, got roads to drive.

G         D                   C      Em
 Keep on rockin' in the free world.
G         D                   C      Em
 Keep on rockin' in the free world.
G         D                   C      Em
 Keep on rockin' in the free world.
G         D                   C      Em    A
 Keep on rockin' in the free world.

Guitar solo: | Em | D C | (repeat and fade)