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YOU NEED A VILLAIN

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter



         INTRO:  G - D - G - D
                 Bm - A - G - D


                 G      D
             I.  waving tongues,
                 G      D
                 waving books.
                 Bm         A
                 so this is how
                 G         A
                 ignorance looks.
                 G         D
                 so I am a devil.
                 G              D
                 well, I didn't know
                     Bm        A
                 for all of my life
                   G               A
                 until you told me so.


                 G          D
      CHORUS A:  you need a villain.
                 G          D
                 you need a foe.
                 Bm            A
                 it worked for Stalin,
                 G           A
                 now you ditto.
                 G         D
                 I am your nigger,
                 G         D
                 I am your Jew.
                 Bm            A
                 it worked for Hitler,
                     G               G     D   G   D
                 and it can work for you.


                         G        D
            II.  if it's not true blue,
                         G       D
                 then it must be red.
                         Bm             A
                 well, I think all your enemies
                     G       A
                 are in your head.
                     G          D
                 but if you can blame
                      G                 D
                 everyone's troubles on me,
                           Bm          A
                 then they won't blame you
                           G   A
                 for their agony.
                          G          D
                 and they might even give you
                 G           D
                 a great big fee,
                     Bm       A
                 and not even mind
                 G         A
                 not being free.


                 G          D
      CHORUS B:  you need a villain.
                 G          D
                 you need a foe.
                 Bm          A
                 first Joe McCarthy,
                 G           A
                 now you ditto.
                 G         D
                 I am your nigger,
                 G         D
                 I am your Jew.
                 Bm            A
                 it worked for Hitler,
                     G               G  (into next section)
                 and it can work for you.


                 /// REPEAT INTRO ///


                 G             D
           III.  you're in the White House
                 G             D
                 with all your tapes,
                 Bm     A
                 poetic justice
                 G           A
                 for your mistakes.
                 G             D
                 you're in the bunker
                 G        D
                 with Eva Braun.
                 Bm           A
                 the world's against you.
                 G                A
                 your friends are gone.


                 G         D
      CHORUS C:  I am your villain.
                 G         D
                 I am your foe.
                 Bm            A
                 I knocked off Nixon,
                 G          A
                 now you ditto.
                 G          D
                 my name is freedom.
                 G          D
                 my name is truth.
                 Bm         A
                 I finished Hitler.
                     G
                 and here I come...

                 here I come...
                     G  (into next section)
                 for you.


                 /// REPEAT INTRO ///

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