Colours

by Phil Collins

238

Capo: 1st fret

[Verse 1]
D    Dsus4  Bm7     D   A
Deep in  -  side the border
Bm7          A
Children are crying
Bm7          Em7
Fighting for food
D             G
Holding their heads
F#m            Em         A  D
Breaking their bread with a stone
 
D   Dsus4  Bm7       D    A
All a   -  long the roadside
Bm7         A
People are standing
Bm7          Em7
Watching the sun
D               G
Shielding their eyes
F#m          Em         A     D
Brushing the flies from their face
 
 
[Chorus 1]
D        Em           F#m    G
Tell me, what can you say
D        Em         F#m    G
Tell me, who do you blame
D       Em         D       G
Like a mirror you see yourself
      D      Em        F#m     G
These people each have a name
 
 
[Verse 2]
D   Dsus4   Bm7       D         A
All a   -   round the township
Bm7             A
Young men are dying
   Bm7        Em
of hunger and thirst
    D             G
The well has run dry
     F#m           Em        A   D
The tears from her eye feeds her son
 
 
[Chorus 1]
    D        Em            F#m    G
Now Tell me, what can you say
D         Em        F#m      G
Tell me, who do you blame
D           Em         D       G
     Like a mirror you see yourself
      D      Em          F#m     G      D
These people each have a name
 
(Drum Interlude)
 
[Part 2]
Em  C  G  Em  D  
(x4)
 
[Verse 3]
Am7                             D
     You can say you're pulling back
   Am7                    Em
We see the pictures everywhere
            D
But what we don't see is what's
      C
Going on behind the closed doors
     G                D
And you don't seem to care
 
Am7                        D
     Do you expect me to believe you
Am7                  Em
How can you really think
         D               C
You can take your horse down to the water
        G
Hold a gun at his head
               D
And make him drink
 
 
[Chorus 2]
C                     G        D              C
   No matter what you say, it never gets any better
C                     G       D              C
   No matter what you do, we never see any change
 
[Interlude]
Em  C  G  Em  D 
 
 
[Verse 4]
Am7                        D
    People living without rights
    Am7            Em
Without their dignity
         D                 C
But how loud does one man have to shout
    G                    D
To earn his right to be free
 
Am7                         D
     You can keep your toy soldiers
     Am7                      Em
To segregate the black and white
              D
But when the dust settles
         C
And the blood stops running
G                     D
How do you sleep at night?
 
 
[Chorus 2]
C                      G        D              C
    No matter what you say, it never gets any better
C                      G        D              C
    No matter what you do, we never see any change
C                      G        D              C
    No matter what you say, it never gets any better
C                      G        D              C
    No matter what you do, we never see any change
 
[Interlude Again]
Em  C  G  Em  D 
(4x)
 
[Verse 5]
Am7                              D
     What makes you so high and mighty
Am7                    Em
What makes you so qualified
        D
You can sit there and say
     C
How many have their freedom
    G                   D
But how many more have died
 
Am7                         D
      You decide to sit in judgement
Am7                   Em
Trying to play God yourself
       D                 C
Oh but someday soon the buck is gonna stop
 G                        D
Stop with you and no one else
 
 
[Chorus 2]
C                      G        D              C
    No matter what you say, it never gets any better
C                      G        D              C
    No matter what you do, we never see any change
C                      G        D              C
    No matter what you say, it never gets any better
C                      G        D              C
    No matter what you do, we never see any change
 
[Postlude 1 (band still playing)]
Em  C  G  Em  D 
(4x)
Em  C  G  Em 
(2x)
Em  C  G  Em  D 
 
[Postlude 2 (synth only)]
Em  C  G  Em  D 
(2x)
Em  C  G  Em 
(2x)
Em  C  G  Em  D 
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to see the lyrics Colours
                  Deep inside the border
Children are crying
Fighting for food
Holding their heads
Breaking their bread with a stone

All along the roadside
people are standing 
watching the sun
shielding their eyes
Brushing the flies from their face

Tell me, what can you say
Tell me, who do you blame
Like a mirror you see yourself
These people each have a name

All around the township
Young men are dying
(of) hunger and thirst
The well has run dry
The tears from her eye feeds her son

Tell me...

You can say you're pulling back
We see the pictures everywhere
But what we don't see is what's
Going on behind the closed doors
And you don't seem to care

Do you expect me to believe you
How can you really think
You can take your horse down to the water
Hold a gun at his head
And make him drink

No matter what you say, it never gets any better
No matter what you do, we never see any change

People living without rights
Without their dignity
How loud does one man have to shout 
To earn his right to be free

You can keep your toy soldiers
To segregate the black and white
But when the dust settles
And the blood stops running
How do you sleep at night?

No matter what you say...

What makes you so high and mighty
What makes you so qualified
You can sit there and say
How many have their freedom 
But how many more have died

You decide to sit in judgement
Trying to play God yourself
Someday soon the buck is gonna stop
Stop with you and noone else

No matter...                
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