Friday 15th 2017f December 2017
updated: 10-Jun-2003



Not In My Name

Trans by:  TV Smith

G    D    G    D    G    D

G    Em    G    Em

G                            Em
Why should I have to show my I.D.
G                            Em
There's no consensus and I don't agree
G                            Em
With what they're undertaking in my name
G      Em               D
I'm appalled and I'm ashamed
G                            Em
Why should I have to show my I.D.
G                            Em
To be enrolled in this community
G                            Em
Where all my role models are on the take
G        Em            D
And the real thing is a fake
               C  
All my heroes died
                        D
While they were still alive
                   G
Confused or compromised
          Em       G
Their values undermined
           D               C
They were led down to the hole
                           D
Where the blood and money flows

G    D     G    D

G    Em    G    Em

G                           Em
Why should I have to show my I.D.
G                           Em
Someone somewhere's got a file on me
G                           Em
And someone somewhere's got a file on you
G  Em      D
Anyone will do
                       C
The world's ruled by a cheat
                   D
With his gang of thieves
                       G
Whose lies and double-speak
        Em            G
Spread faster than disease
     D                C
And your pursuit of peace
                     D
Will mark you out a freak
                G
A victim and a bore
        Em              G
While their portfolios soar
     D                  C
And weapons sales will peak
                   D
Aimed only at the weak
                        G
Those already on their knees
      Em            G
It's arms for amputees
          D             C
It's the bullet's exit hole
                            D
Where the blood and money flows
G            D
Never again!
G            D
Not in my name!

C            D

G            D
Never again!
G
Not in my name!
G            D
Never again!
G           
Not in my name!

D    Em    D    Em
D    G     D    G
D    Em    D    Em
Bm   D

               C
Bad guys come first
                 D
The third world thirsts,
                    G
Starves or dies of AIDS
        Em            G
In the modern day crusades
     D              C
The wild west will win
               D
Defeat the Indians
                         G
Drive the devils to the door
          Em               G
With the homeless and the poor
                  D               C
And when there's nothing left to bomb
                D
No-one left to beat
                               G
They'll train their crosswires on
    Em        G
The unseen enemy
     D              C
The ever-present threat
                     D
That hasn't happened yet
                    G
And probably never will
            Em              G
Still they move in for the kill
         D                  C
But the night sights won't show
                     D
If you're friend or foe
                         G
Are you so much better than
      Em           G
The junkies and Saddam?
         D             C
Are you guaranteed a place
                            D
When they build the master race?
                        G
Will the world then be pure?
       Em               G
We've heard that one before
      D               C
In history's deepest holes
                            D
Where the blood and money flowed
G          D
Never again!
G          D
Not in my name!

C    D

G          D
Never again!
G          D
Not in my name!
G          D
Never again!
G          D
Not in my name!
G          D
Never again!
G          D
Not in my name!
G          D
Never again!
G                            Em
Why should I have to show my I.D.?


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