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An Empty Chair
lyrics and melody by Cat Faber 2012

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       D              G                 D       A
We're hurting for employment, in this promised land,
       D              G                 D       A
And income inequality is out of hand,
 D              Em                   D         G
Funding for campaigns still needs reform, but they're
 G            D             A      D        
Making conversation with an empty chair.

      D            G              D       A
They rag on the recession, try to fix the blame;
        D                G             D       A
You'll notice that they never mention Dubya's name.
         D              Em                D        G
They're looking out of touch to me, just standing there,
 G            D             A      D  
Making conversation with an empty chair.

         D                G               D       A
You can learn a lot from people that you don't ignore
       D             G              D        A
Or dismiss with ugly epithets like slut and whore.
 D            Em             D        G
Women have a lot to say, but do they care?
 G            D             A      D  
Making conversation with an empty chair.

       D                  G                 D       A
Their thoughts on equal rights have always made me flinch,
       D             G            D       A
Their words about minorities can kind of pinch,
   D               Em             D        G
Assistance for the unemployed consists of prayer,
     G            D             A      D  
And making conversation with an empty chair.

    D                 G                D       A
We gave this thing a chance but now I have to say
    D                 G              D     A
Perhaps it's time to give it up and walk away.
      D                 Em               D          G
It's plain they aren't listening; let's leave them there
 G            D             A      D  
Making conversation with an empty chair.