Authority Song, by John Mellencamp

Authority Song

John Mellencamp
Chords used in this song: A, D, G
A
D
G
[Intro]
D

[Verse]
D                             G     A      D        G  A
Oh, they like to get you in a compromising position.
D                    G               A       D    G  A
They like to get you there and smile in your face.
           D
Well, they think they're so cute
          G          A       D      G  A
when they got you in that condition.
      D              G   A      D      G     A
Well, I think it's a to..tal disgrace..and I said..


[Chorus]
D                  G         A      D    G  A
I fight authority, authority always wins.
      D                  G         A      D    G  A
Well, I fight authority, authority always wins.
                D
Well, I've been doing it since
        G               A        D        G  A
I was a young kid and I come out grinnin'.
      D                  G         A      D    G  A
Well, I fight authority, authority always wins.


[Interlude]
D  G  A


[Verse]
D
So, I call up my preacher,I say,
 G       A            D            G  A
'Give me strength for Round Five.'
           D                 G
He said , 'You don't need no strength,
            A        D    G  A
you need to grow up, son.
         D                   G
I said, 'Growing up leads to growing old
    A       D     G  A
and then to dying.
          D                 G          A             D
Ohhh, and dying to me don't sound like all that much fun.
    G       A
So, I said..


[Chorus]
D                  G         A      D    G  A
I fight authority, authority always wins.
      D                  G         A      D    G  A
Well, I fight authority, authority always wins.
                D
Well, I've been doing it since
        G               A        D        G  A
I was a young kid and I come out grinnin'.
      D                  G         A      D    G  A
Well, I fight authority, authority always wins.


[Interlude]
D  G  A


[Bridge]
D
I said, oh, no..no, no.....I said, oh, no..no, no.....

I said, oh, no..no, no.....


[Chorus]
                   G         A      D    G  A
I fight authority, authority always wins.
D                  G         A      D    G  A
I fight authority, authority always wins.
                D
Well, I've been doing it since
        G               A        D        G  A
I was a young kid and I come out grinnin'.
      D                  G         A      D    G  A
Well, I fight authority, authority always wins.


[Chorus]
        D                G         A      D    G  A
Well, I fight authority, authority always wins.
      D                  G         A      D    G  A
Well, I fight authority, authority always wins.
                D
Well, I've been doing it since
        G               A        D        G  A
I was a young kid and I come out grinnin'.
      D                  G         A      D    G  A
Well, I fight authority, authority always wins.


[Outro]
      D                  G         A      D    G  A
Well, I fight authority, authority always wins.
      D                  G         A      D    G  A
Well, I fight authority, authority always wins.