THE BAIT

(c) laurie childers 2014

(intro: 2 measures Bm)


Bm

are you one of the strong people?

G Bm

those who really carry us along, people?

G Bm

the ones who lift the tide

G A Bm

the weak and weary taken for a ride

G A F#

the old ways pushed aside

Bm A Bm

are you strong? enduring long? do you belong? (2X)


1st bridge:

D A F#omit 3 Bm

money blinds, power binds, ideology closes our minds

G A

eloquence deceiving but we’re believing

F#(m) Bm Bm4

be it science or the gods we’re perceiving

G A omit3 F#m Bm

can you be sure/ of motives pure/ the bait disguises the lure

G A4

confidence deceiving and we’re believing

F#m Bm Bm4

that power is destined, and rightly achieving

 

2nd verse:

Bm

are you one of the bright people?

G Bm

those who wisely guide us through the night, people?

G Bm

the ones who show the way

G A Bm

love in everything they say

G A F#MAJ

the dawn of a better day

Bm A Bm

do you shine bright ? do you have insight? hold high the light (2x)


2nd bridge:

D A F#omit 3 Bm

money blinds, power binds, ideology closes our minds

G A

eloquence deceiving but we’re believing

F#(m) Bm Bm4

be it politics or our needs we’re perceiving

G A omit3 F#m Bm

can you be sure/ of motives pure/ the bait disguises the lure

G A4

confidence assuring but it’s not curing

F#m Bm Bm4

all this strife that keeps reoccurring