Dan Mangan - Race To The Bottom Chords

Dan Mangan - Race To The Bottom Chords

[Intro]

Dm


[Verse 1]

           Dm
And so the artist screams, into an empty cup
                      C                             Gm
He says that you're a soulless bunch, but you could still wake up
        Dm
And the capitalist, says he's born to be free
                 C                               Gm
He says, "You're poor, my friends, but you don't have to be"


[Chorus 1]

               Dm
Here's what we know
   F                               Bb
We don't know what we got or if we got it
    Gm                         Dm
And what we had, we already forgot it
    F                        Bb
The race is evidently to the bottom
   Gm                                     Dm
We don't, we don't, we don't know what to say
                     Bb   Gm
I don't know what to say


[Verse 2]

           Dm
And so the thumpers preach, both love and hate
                  C                            Gm
They say, "you're naughty filth, but you could still be saved"
        Dm
And the people wait, for the bell to ring
              C                      Gm
They say, "we need a song, we need a song to sing"


[Chorus 2]

               Dm
Here's what we know
   F                               Bb
We don't know what we got or if we got it
    Gm                         Dm
And what we had, we already forgot it
    F                        Bb
The race is evidently to the bottom
   Gm                                     
We don't, we don't, we don't know what to say


[Bridge]

F                             
Don't know what it was but we want it back
     Bb
Like every generation will repeat the last
      F
Put a halo on a figurehead or photograph
  Bb
Resist a little bit and then become the man
         C
Dreaming of a simpler time, it occurs to me
         Dm
That the past is hypothetical fantasy
    Gm
And nostalgia just ain't what it used to be


[Solo]

Dm  F  Bb  Gm


[Chorus 3]

               Dm
Here's what we know
   F                               Bb
We don't know what we got or if we got it
    Gm                         Dm
And what we had, we already forgot it
    F                        Bb
The race is evidently to the bottom
   Gm                                     
We don't, we don't, we don't know what to say


   F                               Bb
We don't know what we got or if we got it
    Gm                         Dm
And what we had, we already forgot it
    F                        Bb
The race is evidently to the bottom
   Gm                                     F    Bb
We don't, we don't, we don't know what to say
                   F    Bb
Don't know what to say 
                     Dm
I don't know what to say