Genesis

Tell me why

Genesis

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Tell me why

Year: 1991 - Album: We Can't Dance

	  		Em7  Em6  Em7  Em6  Bm  Bsus2  Bm  G  A  G 
 
Em7                Em6           Em7                Em6 
    Mothers crying in the street,    children dying at their feet 
  Bm      Bsus2  Bm       G       A  G 
Tell me why,        oh, tell me why 
Em7                 Em6                 Em7                         Em6 
    People starving everywhere, there's too much food but there's none to spare 
  Bm      Bsus2  Bm       G       A  G 
Tell me why,        oh, tell me why 
 
Bm7     D           G              Bm           D     G 
Can you see that shaft of sunlight?    Can you see it in my eyes? 
D         A         G                 D         A         G 
  I can feel the fire that's burning, anger and hope so deep 
            Em7      Em6  Em7        D      Dmaj7  D 
So deep within my heart       but before my eyes 
        G                   A6       A             A6     A7 
Oh, for some it's too late 'cause it seems there's no-one listening 
 
Em7                 Em6             Em7               Em6 
    People sleeping in the streets, no roof above, no food to eat 
  Bm      Bsus2  Bm       G       A  G 
Tell me why,        oh, tell me why 
Em7                   Em6            Em7             Em6 
    See the questions in their eyes, listen to their children's cries 
  Bm      Bsus2  Bm          G       A  G 
Tell me why,        please tell me why 
 
Bm7          D    G               Bm     D      G 
If there's a God, is He watching? Can he give a ray of light? 
D         A        G               D            A        G 
  So much pain and so much sorrow, tell me what does He see 
        Em7         Em6  Em7         D        Dmaj7  D 
When He looks at you?        When He looks at me? 
     G             A6    A             A6     A7        G 
What would He say?    It seems there's no-one listening 
 
D         G        C     G     D           C       G        D     G 
Who would think it still could happen even in this time and place? 
D                 C6              Gmaj7 
Politicians, they may save themselves 
Bm7                    Am              C 
    Ah, but they won't save their face 
   Am9            Am6 
So hope against hope, it's not too late 
 
Em7  Em6  Em7  Em6  Bm  Bsus2  Bm  G  A  G 
 
Em7                         Em6 
    You say there's nothing you can do 
         Em7                   Em6 
Is there one rule for them and one for you? 
  Bm      Bsus2  Bm        G       A  G 
Tell me why,        just tell me why 
 
        Bm7     D           G              Bm           D     G 
Listen, can you see that shaft of sunlight?    Can you see it in my eyes? 
D         A         G                 D         A         G 
  I can feel the fire that's burning, anger and hope so deep 
            Em7      Em6  Em7        D      Dmaj7  D 
So deep within my heart       but before my eyes 
        G                   A6       A             A6     A7 
Oh, for some it's too late 'cause it seems there's no-one listening 
 
Em7               Em6           Em7              Em6           Bm  Bsus2  Bm    G   A  G 
"Hurry for me, hurry for me and hurry for me, hurry for me", they cry,        they cry 
Em7               Em6           Em7              Em6           Bm  Bsus2  Bm    G   A  G 
"Hurry for me, hurry for me and hurry for me, hurry for me", they cry,        they cry 
Em7               Em6           Em7              Em6           Bm  Bsus2  Bm    G   A  G 
"Hurry for me, hurry for me and hurry for me, hurry for me", they cry,        they cry 
Em7               Em6       
"Hurry for me, hurry for me" 
 
 
Em6: 022020 
A6: 002222 
Am9: 575557 
Am6: 575755 

		  

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