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The Torch Song Lyrics And Guitar Chords, The Dropkick Murphys. Guitar chords by Marc. 6/8 timing. To me this song is about a man who worked way too much, all work and no play, he passed it on to his children and now regrets it in his old age. Not a bad little song and I'm sure there's a message there for a lot of grafters.

Intro: D-DSus4-A-D 2x

Wash a[D]way[Em]
all the [G]lines on your face that [D]show how you've aged -DSus4 - D
it's a [D]long way [Em]down[G]
your back's been broken you [D]can't make the rounds -DSus4
the [D]tables are turned as the [G]litany goes -G-Em
you're a [G]rotten old man who'll be [D]covered in dirt -DSus4-D
[D]on your knee[Em]
and [G]pray to the maker that [D]caused you to bleed;

Chorus
[D]Turn back the [G]hand on the clock
you're a [D]bitter old man who's done [A]nothing but work
your [D]hands to the bone on the [G]assembly lines
you've [D]grown cold to the touch of the [A]ones that you love
[D]ignorance is something you [G]can't overcome
but you've [D]passed it on down and that's [A]something much worse
for a [G]bitter young man[A]
is now taking the [D]torch -D-Dsus4
a [G]bitter young man[A]
is now taking the [D]torch;

Repeat Intro
Silent [D]scorn[Em]
you've [G]taken it out on the [D]ones you adore -DSus4-D
[D]Inside ra[Em]ge
they've [G]left you before but they'll [D]come back again -DSus4
they'll [D]pray for you with [G]all their love -G-Em
but this [G]time your indifference just [D]can't be excused –DSus4-D
[D]Forced amends[Em]
well it's [G]something you'll die with but it [D]goes on for them;
Chorus
Repeat Intro (fading)

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