Prayer Of The Refugee Uke tab by Rise Against

5 Chords used in the song: G, F, D, Em, C

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G G F F D D G G F F D D G G F F D D G G F F D D G G F F


Em EmC C
Warm yourself by thefire son,
GD
And the morning will comesoon.
Em EmC C
I'll tell you stories of abetter time,
GEm
In a place that we onceknew.

Verse 2:
Em EmC C
Before we packed our bags andleft all this
DEm
behind us in thedust,
Em EmC C
We had a place that we couldcall home
DEm
And alife no-one couldtouch.

Chorus:
Em Em
Don't hold me up now,
G G
I can stand my own ground
D D
I don't need your help now,
C C
You won't let me down, down, down.
Em Em
Don't hold me up now,
G G
I can stand my own ground
D D
I don't need your help now,
C C
You won't let me down, down, down, dowwwwwwn..


G G F F D D G G F F D D G G F F D D G G F F D D G G F F


Verse 3:
Em EmC C
We are the angry and the desperate,
G G D D
The hungry and the cold.
Em Em C C
We are the one's who kept quiet,
GEm
And always did what we were told.

Verse 4:
Em EmC C
But we've been sweaty when you slept so calm,
DEm
In the safety of your home.
Em EmC C
We've been pulling out the nails that hold up,
D D Em Em
Everything you've known.

Chorus:
Em Em
Don't hold me up now,
G G
I can stand my own ground
D D
I don't need your help now,
C C
You won't let me down, down, down.
Em Em
Don't hold me up now,
G G
I can stand my own ground
D D
I don't need your help now,
C C
You won't let me down, down, down, dowwwwwwn..


Em Em D D C C Em Em
So open your eyes, child lets be on our way,
Em Em G G C C Em Em
Broken windows and ashes are guiding the way.
Em EmG G DEm
Keep quiet no longer we'll sing through theday,
Em EmC C GEm
The lives that we've lost, the lives we've re claimed.

Chorus:
Em Em
Don't hold me up now,
G G
I can stand my own ground
D D
I don't need your help now,
C C
You won't let me down, down, down.
Em Em
Don't hold me up now,
G G
I can stand my own ground
D D
I don't need your help now,
C C
You won't let me down, down, down.

 

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lunalilove avatar
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How do you play the D?
23 Jul 2012
lunalilove avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Banavides)
Hey does anyone know what tuning this is played in?
17 Jul 2012
BeZo avatar
You would have to tune a half step down for this to be right. The band plays in Eb.
01 Jun 2012
UkesFather avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (America)
the C sounds a bit off but I could just be wrong.

And everything else sounds great - older rise against is so much better than new.
04 Jul 2011
jordanuke avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Phoenix)
sounds better tuned down a half step
03 Nov 2010
About this song

"Prayer of the Refugee" is one of the most popular songs by American rock group Rise Against, released worldwide in 2006 on the band's album The Sufferer and the Witness. The song was originally titled "Diaspora" and early copies of The Sufferer and the Witness used that title. The song reached #7 on Billboard alternative rock chart. It was Rise Against's first single to reach the top 10 since Swing Life Away.