Hero of War, by Rise Against

Hero of War

Rise Against
Chords used in this song: A, B, C#m, E, G#m
A
B
C#m
E
G#m
[Intro]
E  G#m~


[Verse]
         E                      G#m
He said "Son, have you seen the world?
                     A
Well, what would you say
                   E
If I said that you could?
                A
Just carry this gun,
                E
You'll even get paid.".
                           B
I said "That sounds pretty good."


[Verse]
              E
Black leather boots,
                G#m
Spit-shined, so bright.
                A
They cut off my hair,
               E
But it looks alright.
                  A
We marched and we sang.
              E
We all became friends,
                     B
As we learned how to fight.


[Chorus]
          C#m
A hero of war!
                       A
Yeah, that's what I'll be.
                E
And when I come home,
                         B
They'll be damn proud of me.
                C#m
I'll carry this flag;
                   A
To the grave, if I must.
                          E
'Cause it's a flag that I love
                  B
And I flag that I trust.


[Verse]
                E
I kicked in the door,
            G#m
I yelled my commands.
                   A
The children, they cried,
             E
But I got my man.
            A
We took him away,
               E
A bag over his face,
                        B
From his family and his friends.


[Verse]
                  E
They took off his clothes,
                   G#m
They pissed in his hands.
               A
I told them to stop,
                   E
But then, I joined in.
                 A
We beat him with guns
                     E
And batons, not just once,
               B
But again and again.


[Chorus]
          C#m
A hero of war!
                       A
Yeah, that's what I'll be.
                E
And when I come home,
                         B
They'll be damn proud of me.
                C#m
I'll carry this flag
                   A
To the grave, if I must.
                          E
'Cause it's a flag that I love
                  B
And I flag that I trust.


[Interlude]
E  G#m~


[Verse]

    E                          G#m
She walked through bullets and haze.
               A
I asked her to stop;
                 E
I begged her to stay.
                A
But she pressed on,
               E
So I lifted my gun
             B
And I fired away


[Verse]
        E
And the shells
                    G#m
Jumped through the smoke.
             A
And into the sand,
                       E
That the blood now had soaked,
       A
She collapsed,
                   E
With a flag in her hand.
                B
A flag white as snow.


[Chorus]
          C#m
A hero of war!
                  A
Is that what they see?
                 E
Just medals and scars?
                 B
So damn proud of me.
                        C#m
And I brought home that flag.
               A
Now it gathers dust.
                       E
But it's a flag that I love.
                     B
It's the only flag I trust.


[Outro]
         E                      G#m
He said "Son, have you seen the world?
                     A
Well, what would you say
                   E~
If I said that you could?