Peter Hammill - The Future Now (chords)


The Future Now

From: Ignacio Vassallo

Intro

 
E B/#D A/#C #G/C #Csus2 #C

1  

#Csus2 #C
Here we are, static in the latter half

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			of the twentieth century

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			but it might as well be the Middle Ages,

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			there'll have to be some changes

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			but how they'll come about foxes me.

E/#G B/#F E/#G A/E B/#F (#D, #C, B as Bass notes) 

			I want the future now,

E/#G B/#F E/#G Bb #Dm

			I want to hold it in my hands;

E/#G B/#F E/#G #C #Fm (#F, E, #D, #C, B as Bass notes)

			all men equal and unbowed, 

E B/#D A/#C #G/C #Csus2 #C

			I want the promised land.

2

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			but that doesn't seem to get any closer,

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			and Moses has had his day...

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			the tablets of law are an advertising poster,

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			civilisation here to stay

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			and this is progress?

B/#C A/#C #G/C     

			You must be joking!

B/#C A #G 

			Me, I'm looking for any kind of hope.

E/#G B/#F E/#G A/E B/#F (#D, #C, B as Bass notes) 

			I want the future now,

E/#G B/#F E/#G Bb #Dm

			I want to see it on the screen,

E/#G B/#F E/#G #C #Fm (#F, E, #D, #C, B as Bass notes)
I want to break the bounds

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that make our lives so mean.

 

Instrumental

#Csus2 #C E B D A (arpegio) 

#Cm #Gsus4

#Csus2 #C

 

3

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			Oh, blind, blinded, blinding hatred

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			of race, sex, religion, colour, country and creed,

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			these scream from the pages of everything I read.

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			You just bring me oppression and torture,

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			apartheid, corruption and plague;

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			you just bring me the rape of the planet 

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			and joke world rights at the Hague.

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			Oh, someday the Millennium!

B/#C A #G 

			But how far is someday away? 

E/#G B/#F E/#G A/E B/#F (#D, #C, B as Bass notes) 

			I want the future now 

E/#G B/#F E/#G Bb #Dm

			I want to see it on the screen,

E/#G B/#F E/#G #C #Fm (#F, E, #D, #C, B as Bass notes)

			I want a reason to be proud.

E B/#D A/#C #G/C #Csus2

			I want to see the light.

E/#G B/#F E/#G A/E B/#F (#D, #C, B as Bass notes)

			I want the future now,

E/#G B/#F E/#G Bb #Dm

			I want to see it on the screen,

E/#G B/#F E/#G #C #Fm (#F, E, #D, #C, B as Bass notes)

			I want to break the bounds:

E B/#D A/#C #G/C #C

			make life worth more than dreams.



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