Youth of America

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"Youth of America" (Sage) – 9:16

Originally by The Wipers from their second album, Youth of America, 1981.

The Melvins version appears on Electroretard from 2001.

Lyrics

Youth of America

Is living in the jungle

Fighting for survival

But there's no place to go

Youth of America

There's pressure all around

The walls are crumbling down

The walls are coming down on you


It is time we rectified this now

We've got to see it now

Got to see it now, now, now


They'll attack you from the right side,

Down the left side,

Down the middle, 'til you don't know who you are

Stay around think it don't really matter

They're trying to put you six feet under the ground


It is time we rectified this now

We've got to feel it now

Got to feel it now, now, now


It is time we rectified this now

We've got to heal it now

Got to heal it now, now, now


Youth of America

Is living in the jungle

Fighting for survival

But there's no place to go

No place to go, no place to go


The rich get richer nd the poor get poorer

And now there's no place left to run

Got to get off this rot

Do you want to be born here again?

I don't want to be born here again

Cos this ain't no existence

Beware of those guys in disguise

We're living in the jungle fighting for survival

Can't wait much longer

Hurry


They'll attack you from the right side,

Down the left side,

Down the middle, 'til you don't know who you are

Stay around think it don't really matter

They're trying to put you six feet under the ground


It is time we rectified this now

We've got to hear it now

Got to hear it now, now, now


Youth of America

Youth of America

Youth, youth, youth, youth, youth


Youth of America

Youth of America

You, you, you, you, you.


Guitar Tab

Tab by Bastian Stein (webmaster@incesticide.de)

v1.1

This is a great song! You can download an mp3 of the original version for free on zenorecords.com.
Or get the Melvins cover of it on the album Electroretard!


Main Guitar Riff (Intro)
								   2x
E||----------------------------------------------------------------------------||
B||----------------------------------------------------------------------------||
G||-9-10-9-7-9---9-10-9-7-9---9-10-9-7-9-7---------7--------------7------------||
D||----------------------------------------10-8-10---10-8------10---10-8-------||
A||-------------------------------------------------------8--------------8-----||
E||----------------------------------------------------------------------------||

End of intro

E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|----7--------------7----------10-----------|
D|-10---10-8------10---10-8-----10-----------|
A|-----------8--------------8---8----5*------|
E|-------------------------------------------|
                           	    *Let Ring

Bass riff during intro

A / F / D / F' / A'

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-5-5--5--5-5--5--5-5--5--5-5--5--1-1--1--1-1--1--1-1--1--1-1--1-|

G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5-5--5--5-5--5-5--5--5-5--5--8-8--8--8-8--8--8-8--8--8-8--8--5-5--5--5-5--5--5-5--5--5-5--5-|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse

D / F

   
E||------------------------------------------------------------------||
B||------------------------------------------------------------------||
G||-7-7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7----------------------||
D||-7-7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7--3---3---3---3--3-3--||
A||-5-5-5-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-5-5--3---3---3---3--3-3--||
E||----------------------------------------------1---1---1---1--1-1--||

Youth of America - is living in the jungle
fighting for survival - but there's no place to go

Youth of America - there's pressure all around
the walls are crumbling down - the walls are coming down on you


Bass riff during verse

G||----------------------------------------------------------------||
D||----------------------------------------------------------------||
A||-5-5-5-5--3--5-5-5-5--3--5-5-5-5--3--5-5-5-5--------------------||
E||----------------------------------------------1--1--1--1--1-1-||


Chorus

G / A# / F
D# / A#
D# / A# / F' / D
						1X then go to next riff
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--8--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---3-X-3-3--3-X-3-3------|
A|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--8--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---3-X-3-3--3-X-3-3------|
E|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---1-X-1-1--1-X-1-1------|

It is time we rectify this now
						  2x
E||------------------------------------------------||
B||------------------------------------------------||
G||-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-------------------------||
D||-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--8--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-||
A||-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--8--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-||
E||-------------------------6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-||

We got to see it now
Got to see it now <--Let Ring (A#)

E|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|-10------7------|
D|-10------7------|
A|--8*-----5*-----|
E|----------------|
         *Let Ring



E|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|----------------|
A|----------------|
E|----------------|