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Leonard Cohen - First We Take Manhattan


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Dm                             
Am   
They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom
       
Dm                              
Am  
For trying to change the system from within
       
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Am        
I'm coming now I'm coming to reward   them
  
G                  
F  
E                 
Am
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

       
Dm                        
Am  
I'm guided by a signal in the heavens
       
Dm                         
Am   
I'm guided by this birthmark on my skin
       
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Am   
I'm guided by the beauty of our weapons
  
G                  
F  
E                 
Am
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

    
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G    
F
I'd really like to live beside you, baby   
              
C                             
Am   
I love your body and your spirit and your clothes
         
C                 
But you see that line there
                     
Am   
Moving through the station
    
G          
F     
I told you I told you
    
E                      
Am
I told you I was one of those

       
Dm              
You loved me as a loser
               
Am                         
but now your worried that I just might win
     
Dm                    
You know the way to stop me
         
Am                      
but you don't have the discipline
     
Dm                           
How many nights I prayed for this:
    
Am              
to let my work begin
  
G              
F        
E
First we take Manhattan,   
E               
Am 
Then we take Berlin

Dm                                   
Am   
I don't like your fashion business, mister
Dm                                      
Am 
I don't like these drugs that keep you thin
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Am   
I don't like what happened to your sister
  
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F  
E                 
Am
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

       
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Am     
And I thank you for those items that you sent me
    
Dm                         
Am
The monkey and the plywood violin
    
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Am  
I practiced every night and now I'm ready
  
G                  
F  
E                 
Am
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin
Bridge:
Dm G Dm Dm x4

   
Dm                            
Am  
Remember me, I used to live for music
   
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Am
Remember me, I brought your groceries in 
       
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Am    
It's Father's Day and everybody's wounded
  
G                  
F  
E                 
Am
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

Ending:
Dm Dm Dm G x4
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