SONGS FOR CHANGE: What The Hell Can I Really Do

March 4, 2018

 

 

What The Hell Can I Really Do by Bruce Campbell (2013)    capo 1  INTRO:  Am var  T123

 

Am                                                  C                                  G

From the age of fifteen to twenty-three, Looked for a job in the big city

G                                                             Am                                                      Am var

Had a couple for a while but they always end, Still good to have that extra money to spend

Am                                                  C                               G

Moved back home every once in a while, Dad’s going crazy but mum still smiles

G                                                                      Am                                             Am var

Throw our dole cheques on the table together, Plan a day of partying, yeah that’ll feel better

 

CHORUS 1:

F                                     C   G  F                        Am              G

Back in the old days so they say, there was work for everyone every day

F                       C                               G    F                             Am                      G    Am var

But the city is a mean, mangy, hungry beast,  it’ll laugh as you starve watching it feast

 

 

Am                                                  C                                  G

Every now and then daddy gets real mad, Says he’s not treated like a man

G                                                    Am                                           Am var

Steals a car or a bottle of rum, Goes to jail for a while or goes on the run

Am                                                  C                                  G

I ain’t been to jail yet but probably will, the way the cards fall along our street

G                                                Am                                                Am var

If I’m lucky I’ll share a cell, with my dear old man, we can both go to hell

 

CHORUS 2:

F                                     C   G  F                        Am              G

Back in the old days so they say, There was work for everyone every day

Am                       Em              Am                           Em

Growing food or cutting trees, Build a home for your family

F                          C                             G        F                     Am                   G

But the city is a thieving, selfish, hungry beast,  It’ll laugh as you starve watching it feast

Am                       Em                      F                        C                         G                 

The chosen ones ride high on its back, The rest of us just fight for the scraps

 

INSTRUMENTAL VERSE

 

Am                                                  C                                        G

I’d like to see Jessica again if I could, and my daughter too, yeah that’d be real good

G                                                             Am                                         Am var

I shouldn’t have hurt her but I felt so wild, the way she treated that little child

Am                                                                              C                                 G

Heard they’re living way across town in a squat with some drunks sounds like she’s really down

G                                                                      Am                                  Am var

I worry ‘bout them now and then, that’s the truth, but what the hell can I really do

 

REPEAT CHORUS 1 & 2   then INSTRUMENTAL HALF VERSE

 

Am                                                                      C                       G

I worry ‘bout me now and then, that’s the truth, but what the hell can I really do   x 2   +Am var

Am                                  

What the hell can I really do               Am var x 4

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