Words & Music:

Natalie Merchant

Em                    D    C                       G

Where in hell can you go?  Far from the things you know.

C                         G

Far from the sprawl of concrete.

                        D                         Em

That keeps crawling its way about a 1,000 miles a day.

Em                   D        C                      G

Take one last look behind; commit this to memory and mind.

C                               G

Don't miss this wasteland, this terrible place

          D                              Em

When you leave, keep your heart off your sleeve.



      G            D            C                   G

Motherland, cradle me, close my eyes, lullaby me to sleep.

       C                 G                       D  Dsus2  D

Keep me safe, lie with me, stay beside me, don't go.


Don't you go...


Oh, my five-and-dime queen, tell me, what have you seen?

The lust and the avarice, the bottomless, the cavernous greed.

Is that what you see?





           C               G

It's your happiness I want most of all.

        C           A           D

And for that I'd do anything at all.  Oh, mercy me!

                C                G

If you want the best of it or the most of all


           C        A            D

If there's anything I can do at all.


INTERLUDE OVER:  C  G  C  A  D  Dsus2  D  Em


Now, come on, shotgun bride, what makes me envy your life?

Faceless, nameless, innocent, blameless and free.

What's it like to be?



      D                     Em

Don't go.  Don't go.  Don't go.


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