Neil Young – My Pledge

Neil Young – My Pledge Chords and Lyrics

Artist : Neil Young
Song : My Pledge

[Intro] : G  F C G  F C G  F C G   

[Verse 1] : 
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If it please the court I've had a lot to say
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And it's not always been true
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Standing here before you, judge
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I make my pledge of truth to you

[Verse 2] : 
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The waves came over the bowsprit
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The decks awash with running green and foam
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Back there at the wheel I was terrified
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Next day we first saw home

[Verse 3] : 
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My relatives came over on the Mayflower
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Landed on the shore almost alone
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No that damn traffic today is terrible
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And everywhere I look I see people alone

[Verse 4] : 
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Alone with their heads looking in their hands
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Lost in the conversation stare
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Walking with their eyes looking at the screen
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Talking like they were really there

[Instrumental] : G  F  C  G 

[Verse 5] : 
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I'm lost in this new generation
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Left me behind it seems
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Listening to the shadow of Jimi Hendrix
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"Purple Haze", sounding like TV

[Verse 6] : 
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I stepped on someone's hand laying on the street
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Both asleep and dead it may seem
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He didn't even move there on the sidewalk
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I stood there staring in a dream

[Verse 7] : 
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She came along in her uniform
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Stood moving me away with a gentle hand
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Dressed in white like a nightingale
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Her name was Florence, Florence of the Land
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(I knew I'd seen her somewhere)

[Verse 8] : 
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I knew I'd seen her somewhere
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But she was busy with him gone
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She came with three different brothers
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Abraham, Martin and John

[Verse 9] : 
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I heard a song about that once
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And I never knew what it meant
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Three stars died in a plane one night
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Rock and Roll, the message that was sent

[Verse 10] : 
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I couldn't wrap my head around it
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Didn't know what it meant
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Standing there on that sandy beach
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Watching it turn to cement

[Verse 11] : 
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Now I don't see all the colors
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And I might miss some of their beauty
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But I do see what I see
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And I want to do my duty

[Verse 12] : 
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Enlisted in the Navy at the corner store
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They had a recruiting booth
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I covered my heart and raised my hand
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And swore it was the truth

[Outro] : 
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 That's my pledge
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 That's my pledge
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 That's my pledge, judge

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 That's my pledge

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