Black Like Me

Chords Used

F#m   2120
Bm    4222
A     2100
D     2220
C#    1114
C#m   6444 or 4444
Em    0432
E     1402
Capo: 2nd fret
[Intro]
F#m A D A
-
F#m A D A
-

[Verse 1]
A                         Bm
 Little kid in a small town
D                          A
 I did my best just to fit in
A                            Bm
 Broke my heart on the playground, mmh
D                          A
 When they said I was different

[Pre-Chorus]
    C#
Oh, now
         F#m                              D
Now, I'm all grown up and nothin' has changed
            Dm
Yeah, it's still the same

[Chorus]
       F#m  A       D     A
It's a hard life on easy street
           F#m        C#m               D       A
Just white painted picket fences far as you can see
       F#m      A           D            A
If you think we live in the land of the free
           F#m    C#m D         A
You should try to be black like me

[Verse 2]
A                          Bm
 My daddy worked day and night
D                             A
 For an old house and a used car
A                         Bm     D
 Just to live that good life, mmh
                          A
It shouldn't be twice as hard

[Pre-Chorus]
    C#
Oh, now
         F#m                              D
Now, I'm all grown up and nothin' has changed
            Dm
Yeah, it's still the same

[Chorus]
       F#m  A       D     A
It's a hard life on easy street
           F#m        C#m               D       A
Just white painted picket fences far as you can see
       F#m      A           D            A
If you think we live in the land of the free
           F#m    C#m D         A
You should try to be black like me

[Instrumental]
F#m C#m D A
-
F#m A D A
-

[Bridge]
        Em
Oh, I know
     D
I'm not
       A
The only one
 D  A
Oh, yeah
    Em
Who feels
     D
Like I
          Bm  E
I don't belong

[Chorus]
       F#m  A       D     A
It's a hard life on easy street
           F#m        C#m               D       A
Just white painted picket fences far as you can see
       F#m      A           D            A
If you think we live in the land of the free
           F#m    C#m D         A
You should try to be black like me
        F#m  A         D      A
Oh, and some day we'll all be free
        F#n      C#m     D          A
And I'm proud to be, oh, black like me
        F#m      A  D          A
And I'm proud to be black like me
    F#m      A  D          A
I'm proud to be black like me
D          A
Black like me

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