Hero Of War Chords

//Hero Of War Chords

Hero Of War Chords

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“Hero Of War” Chords are displayed on this page. This song appeared on Rise Against’s album “Appeal To Reason”, released in 2008. Let’s check it out:

Hero Of War Chords

Standard Tuning

Intro:
e|---0---0---0---0-2---2/4-2-0-|
B|-----0---0---0---4----------4|
G|-----------------4-----------|
D|-----------------4-----------|
A|-0---------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|
                              He said...
Verse 1:
    E                          G#m                        A
..."Son, have you seen the world? Well, what would you say
                        E                     A
If I said that you could? Just carry this gun,
                E                                    B
You'll even get paid." I said "That sounds pretty good."
              E                      G#m
Black leather boots, spit-shined, so bright
                A                   E
They cut off my hair, but it looked alright
                      A                    E
We marched and we sang, we all became friends
                     B
As we learned how to fight

Chorus 1:
           C#m                        A
A hero of war, yeah, that's what I'll be
                E                             B
And when I come home, they'll be damn proud of me
                 C#m                      A
I'll carry this flag, to the  grave, if I must
                          E                      B
'Cause it's a flag that I love and a flag that I trust

Verse 2:
                E                       G#m
I kicked in the door, I yelled my commands
                        A                  E
The children, they cried, but I got my man
                A                   E
We took him away, a bag over his face
                           B
From his family and his friends
                         E
They took off his clothes
                       G#m                   A
They pissed in his hands. I told them to stop
                     E                     A
But then, I joined in. We beat him with guns
                      E                     B
And batons, not just once, but again and again

Chorus 2:
           C#m                         A
A hero of war, yeah, that's what I'll be
                  E                             B
And when I come home, they'll be damn proud of me
                C#m                      A
I'll carry this flag, to the  grave, if I must
                          E                     B
'Cause it's a flag that I love and a flag that I trust

Interlude:
Same as intro

Verse 3:
       E                          G#m                  A
She walked through bullets and haze, I asked her to stop
                  E                    A                 E
I begged her to stay, but she pressed on, so I lifted my gun
            B
And I fired away
        E                          G#m
And the shells, jumped through the smoke
                 A                          E
And into the sand, that the blood had now soaked
        A                         E
She collapsed, with a flag in her hand
                B
A flag white as snow

Chorus 3:
          C#m                        A
A hero of war, is that what they see?
                   E                        B
Just medals and scars, so damn proud of me
                          C#m                      A
And I brought home that flag, now it gathers dust
                          E                       B
But it's a flag that I love, it's the only flag I trust
Outro:
         E                      G#m
He said "Son, have you seen the world?
                     A                      E
Well, what would you say if I said that you could?"

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By |2018-06-27T17:32:11+00:00November 6th, 2017|Guitar Tabs|4 Comments

About the Author:

Ben is a French self-taught guitarist who has been exploring the world of guitar for more than ten years now. He has taught guitar players in France and Ireland before starting his own web site dedicated to guitar lessons. Whenever he's not teaching, he keeps on practicing the instrument and learning new techniques. Apart from that, he loves traveling, IT, and really enjoy discovering new cultures.

4 Comments

  1. Emmanuel Buysse June 15, 2018 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Me myself don’t play guitar, however, I know somebody who does, I’ll send him to this post, I’m sure it will help him!

    • Ben June 16, 2018 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      Thanks Emmanuel for sharing my website 😉

  2. Maryann Breece June 15, 2018 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Ben, Excellent breakdown of the chords for this song. It is very helpful to see how it will all go together. Thank You

    • Ben June 16, 2018 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      Thank you Maryann! Let me know if you need any help for the song or anything else.

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