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Bon Jovi - American Reckoning: chords

G
America's on fire
There's protests in the street
C
Her conscience has been looted
And her soul is under siege
Am
Another mother's crying,
C
As history repeats
       G
I can't breathe

God damn those 8 long minutes
Lying face down in cuffs on the ground
Bystanders pleaded for mercy
As one, cop shoved a kid in the crowd
When did a judge and a jury
Become a badge and a knee
On these streets?

Chorus:
C         G
Stay alive, stay alive
Am            G
Shine a light, stay alive
Em                  G            C
Use your voice and you remember me
          G
American reckoning

I'll never know what it's like
To walk a mile in his shoes
And I'll never have to have the talk
So it don't happen to you
Three little words written 'cross the chest
Of a twelve year old who hasn't lived life yet
"Am I next? Am I next?"

Chorus

G
Is this a moment or movement?
Is this the tide or a flood?
C
Is our American reckoning?
Our story written in blood
      Am
Or in love
        C
Or in peace

Chorus:
Stay alive, stay alive
Shine a light, stay alive
Use your voice and you remember me
Stay alive, stay alive
Shine a light, stay alive
Use your voice and you remember me
American reckoning
In our American reckoning

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