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"Safety Zone"
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music inspired by the film _Nanking_ - single (audio file)
(Lou Reed, 2007)

written by Lou Reed
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        I thought I make a safety zone
        With the doctor and the sister
        I thought I make a safety zone
        I thought I make a bridge
        keep civilian over here
        I thought I build a safety zone
        I thought I build a safety zone
        I thought I bring together
        a hospital, a school and my home

        Side step and morality
        that isn't me
        I thought with my heart
        I thought I build a safety zone

        The Japanese in this war
        brought us to our collective knees
        I am asking please
        can we all agree on one thing, please

        Here a proper let a civilian send to state the obvious
        and thought it seems too late
        I'm asking please
        can we take care of safety zone

        Dear general
        may we build a safety zone
        We're asking please
        may we build a safety zone

        Lives fly by in a minute
        rape at the end of a bayonet
        The sick and the elderly may
        we build a safety zone

        Lives fly by in a minute
        stock through the end of a bayonet
        Nothing to fear from here
        may we build a safety zone

        We're gonna starve or freeze
        may we build a safety zone
        Starve or freeze
        may we build a safety zone

        Dear general
        may we build a safety zone
        Starve or freeze
        starve or freeze
        Starve or freeze
        may we build a safety zone




* all the strings downtuned a whole-tone

 1d ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from e to d)
 2A ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from B to A)
 3F ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from G to F)
 4C ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from D to C)
 5G ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from A to G)
 6D ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from E to D)




intro   {G}{G}{G/D}{D}
        {G}{G}{G/D}{D}

        {G}{C}{D}{D}     (I thought I make a safety zone)
        {G}{C}{D}{D}     (With the doctor and the sister ...)
        {G}{C}{D}{D}     (I thought I make a bridge ...)
        {G}{C}{D}{D}     (I thought I build a safety zone)
        {G}{C}{D}{D}     (I thought I build a safety zone)
        {G}{C}{D}{D}     (I thought I bring together ...)

        {C}{D}{G}{C}     (Side step and morality ...)
        {C}{D}{G}{G}     (I thought with my heart ...)

        {G}{C}{D}{D}     (The Japanese in this war ...)
        {G}{C}{D}{D}     (I am asking please ...)

        {C}{D}{G}{C}     (Here a proper let a civilian send to ...)
        {C}{D}{G}{G}     (I'm asking please can we take care of ...)

        {G}{C}{D}{D}     (Dear general, may we build a safety zone)
        {G}{C}{D}{D}     (We're asking please ...)

        {C}{D}{G}{C}     (Lives fly by in a minute ...)
        {C}{D}{G}{G}     (The sick and the elderly may ...)

        {C}{D}{G}{C}     (Lives fly by in a minute ...)
        {C}{D}{G}{G}     (Nothing to fear from here ...)

        {C}{D}{G}{G}     (- freeze, may we build a safety zone ...)
        {C}{D}{G}{G}     (- freeze, may we build a safety zone)

        {C}{D}{G}{G}     (Dear general ...)
        {C}{D}{G}{G}     (Starve or freeze, starve or freeze)
        {C}{D}{G...      (Starve or freeze, may we build a safety )




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* chords for standard-tuning




intro   {F}{F}{F/C}{C}
        {F}{F}{F/C}{C}

        {F}{A#}{C}{C}    (I thought I make a safety zone)
        {F}{A#}{C}{C}    (With the doctor and the sister ...)
        {F}{A#}{C}{C}    (I thought I make a bridge ...)
        {F}{A#}{C}{C}    (I thought I build a safety zone)
        {F}{A#}{C}{C}    (I thought I build a safety zone)
        {F}{A#}{C}{C}    (I thought I bring together ...)

        {A#}{C}{F}{A#}   (Side step and morality ...)
        {A#}{C}{F}{F}    (I thought with my heart ...)

        {F}{A#}{C}{C}    (The Japanese in this war ...)
        {F}{A#}{C}{C}    (I am asking please ...)

        {A#}{C}{F}{A#}   (Here a proper let a civilian send to ...)
        {A#}{C}{F}{F}    (I'm asking please can we take care of ...)

        {F}{A#}{C}{C}    (Dear general, may we build a safety zone)
        {F}{A#}{C}{C}    (We're asking please ...)

        {A#}{C}{F}{A#}   (Lives fly by in a minute ...)
        {A#}{C}{F}{F}    (The sick and the elderly may ...)

        {A#}{C}{F}{A#}   (Lives fly by in a minute ...)
        {A#}{C}{F}{F}    (Nothing to fear from here ...)

        {A#}{C}{F}{F}    (- freeze, may we build a safety zone ...)
        {A#}{C}{F}{F}    (- freeze, may we build a safety zone)

        {A#}{C}{F}{F}    (Dear general ...)
        {A#}{C}{F}{F}    (Starve or freeze, starve or freeze)
        {A#}{C}{F...     (Starve or freeze, may we build a safety )




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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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