Fracked Up

2012 Garrett Clevenger

 

Am    C  Am  I've got a fracked up son       and a dead beat dad.

C    G  Am      My honey died                          now I'm feeling bad.

F    C  G           Mortgage is due.                      There's bills to pay.

F  C  G  C       They say that gas                     will save the day.

 

Am    C  Am  Long ago                      upon this land

C    G  Am      life was livin',              dyin' and

F    C  G           eventually                     it turned to coal

F  C  G  C       and gas they say        is natural.

 

D        Am              I'm just tryin'                  to stay alive.

D        Am              Everyone wants            to survive.

E        G                  A pile of cash                beats a hole of debt.

D        E                  The cost may be high but it's worth the bet.

 

Am    C  Am  I've got a killer view                in my backyard.

C    G  Am      Drill rigs sprouts                       like they've been farmed.

F    C  G           Not as nice                                 as it used to be,

F  C  G  C       sucking out                                 our destiny.

 

Am    C  Am  The water's fracked,               filled with waste,

C    G  Am      leavin' more                                than bad taste.

F    C  G           Money speaks louder              than good sense.

F  C  G  C       Health's worth less                  than dollars and cents.

 

D        Am              We're just tryin'             to stay alive.

D        Am              Everyone wants            to survive.

E        G                  A pile of cash                beats a whole lot of debt.

D        E                  The cost may be high but it's worth the bet.

 

Am    C  Am  Now we're stuck       on this treadmill.

C    G  Am      We take two steps    and make the kill.

F    C  G           Up ahead                     it's worse than here.

F  C  G  C       Does the money you make offer more than fear?

 

D        Am              You're just trying'         to stay alive.

D        Am              Everyone wants            to survive.

E        G                  A pile of cash                and a lot of regret

D        E                  makes it hard                to live and let.

 

Am    C  Am  I've got a fracked up son       and a dead beat dad.

C    G  Am      My honey died                          now I'm feeling bad.

F    C  G           Mortgage is due                        and there's bills to pay.

F  C  G  Am   They say that gas                     will save the day.