In the correct key of F♯m Intro Main Riff F♯m F♯m (A B A) over F♯ Bass pull 2nd and 3rd strings on 14th fret Brass RiffStandard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
F♯m7 F♯m7 B B A A A♭m F♯m
Verse 1F♯m and embellishments Well I'm about to get up sick from watchin my t.v. F♯mBeen checkin' out the news until my eyeballs fail to see F♯mI mean to say that every day is just another rotten mess F♯mAnd when it's gonna change, my friend is anybody's guess.
Pre-chorusB7 Run (notes) B C♯ E F♯ A B C♯ So I'm watching and I'm waiting, hopin' for the best, Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh EB7ven think I go to praying every time C♯7I hear them sayin' Brass Riff then B7
ChorusThF♯mat there's no way to delay that trAouAblF♯e cEomC♯in' eveAryAdaF♯y E C♯ TF♯mhere's No way to delay, that troubAleA cF♯omiEn'C♯ every AdaAy F♯ E C♯
Verse 2Wednesday I watched the riot, I've seen the cops out on the street Watch them throwing rocks and stuff and choking in the heat Listen to reports, About the whiskey passin' round Seen the smoke and fire, And the market burnin' down I watched while everybody on the street would take a turn F♯mTo sF♯mtomp and sF♯mmash and F♯mbash and cF♯mrash and slF♯mash and bF♯must 'n burn Oh Oh
Pre-chorusAnd I'm watching and I'm waitin hopin' for the best Even think I go to prayin' Every time I hear em sayin'
ChorusThat there's no way to delay, that trouble comin' every day No way to delay that trouble comin' everyday