Queen Of The 21st Century

Bad Religion
Chords used in this song: G, A, C, D
G
A
C
D

Capo V

[Intro]
A  C  G  D


[Verse]
         A              C
From the time she could crawl
        G             D
She was all draped in macrame.
        A             C
She was preened and redeemed
     G                    D
In a church that tried to show the way.


[Pre-chorus]
A                 C             G     D
She was taught to never ask for more,
A            C               G      D
They had no idea of what she had in store.


[Chorus]
          A            C    G     D
She's the queen of the 21st century,
       A                 C
Just a ghost of what her parents thought
  G                  D
a little girl should be
       A             C              G   D
Analog heart, analog nerves, analog brain,
      A              C         G  D
But a fixture of the digital domain.


[Interlude]
A  C  G  D


[Verse]
         A              C
From the time she could read
          G                    D
She could see that there was urgency,
     A            C            G
No debate, just a spate of ignorance
                    D
In a splintering community.


[Pre-chorus]
A               C               G   D
She could never meet their expectations,
A                C             G   D
Then she came to symbolize the nation.


[Chorus]
          A            C    G     D
She's the queen of the 21st century,
          A            C    G    D
She's the queen of the 21st century,
       A                 C
Just a shred of what her parents thought
  G                  D
a little girl should be
           A                 C                 G    D
Steeped in spite, coddled in fear, drenched in novelty,
    A            C           G    D
But masterful at sensual technology.


[Interlude]
A  C  G  D  2x


[Bridge]
          A     D   A    C
She's the queen!
          A     D   A              C
She's the queen, no rules in her empire.
          A     D       A          C
She's the queen, just libido and desire.
          A           D
She's the lean, mean, fighting machine,
    A                     C
The stuff of modern media lore
        A      G         C    C
And she always knows the score.


[Solo]
A  C  G  D  2x


[Chorus]
          A            C    G    D
She's the queen of the 21st century,
       A                 C
Just a ghost of what her parents thought
  G                  D
a little girl should be
       A               C
Fallen star, black and blue,
       G              D
Broken hearts, wasted youth,
       A             C
Rusted cars, twisted roots,
       G               D
Mental scars, the ugly truth.


[Interlude]
A  C  G  D  4x


[Outro]
          A            C    G    D
She's the queen of the 21st century
          A            C    G    D
She's the queen of the 21st century
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And she's a modern-day polemic,
          G        D
A walking controversy.
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She's the queen of the 21st century
          A            C    G    D
She's the queen of the 21st century
          A            C    G    D
She's the queen of the 21st century
          A~
She's the queen!