Stiff Little Fingers Tabs

Wasted Life

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            Wasted Life Tab by Stiff Little Fingers


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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
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Wasted Life (Stiff Little Fingers)
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Intro
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This intro. riff can be played for as many bars as you like.

E ------------------------------------------------|
B ------------------------------------------------|
G 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D ------------------------------------------------|
A ------------------------------------------------|
E ------------------------------------------------|


Verse 1
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A
I could be a soldier
                                    G
Go out there and fight to save this land
A
Be a people's soldier
                    G
Paramilitary gun in hand
A
I won't be a soldier
                               G
I won't take no orders from no-one
A
Stuff their fuckin' armies
                         G
Killing isn't my idea of fun

Chorus
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               E        A
And they wanna waste my life
           E        A
They wanna waste my time
           E        A
They wanna waste my life
            G      D   A
And they've stolen it away

Verse 2
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A
I could be a hero
                                 G
Live and die for their important cause
A
A united nation
                             G
Or an independent state with laws
    A
And rules and regulations
                                   G
That merely cause disturbances and wars
    A
And that's what I have got now
                                  G
All thanks to the freedom seeking hoardes

{Repeat chorus}

Bridge
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F#               E
I'm not gonna be taken in
     F#                     E
They said if I don't join I just can't win
     F#                    E
I've heard that story many times before
    F#                        G#
And every time I've thrown it out the door


Solo
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   C# D D# E     A    D D# E      A    D D# E      A       G    D   A

E ------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B ------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G -6-7-8-9-7h9p7-6--6-7-8-9-7h9p7-6--6-7-8-9-7h9p7-6--4-6--7-6--2-1-22222222222-|
D ------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A ------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 3
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A
Still they come up to me
                                   G
With a different name and same old face
A
I can see the connection
                              G
With another time and another place
        A
No they ain't blond-haired or blue-eyed
                                       G
But they think that they're the master race
        A
They're nothing but blind fascists
                                      G
Brought up to hate and given lives to waste

{repeat chorus twice}


Worked out by (i.e. not necessarily 100% correct but as near as I can get it)
Gordon Johnston 
"A Scotsman in Germany"    

Added On December 12th, 2013

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