Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
BoThe Old Revolution - Leonard Cohen I Efinally broke Ainto the Eprison, BI found my place in the Echain. A Even damnation is Epoisoned with Arainbows, A7 E all the brave young E7men they're waiting now to see a Asignal which some killer will be F♯mlighting for Bpay. B7
ChorusAInto this furnace I Eask you now to Aventure, Eyou whom I Bcannot betrAay. E additional lyrics: I fought in the old revolution on the side of the ghost and the King. Of course I was very young and I thought that we were winning; I can't pretend I still feel very much like singing as they carry the bodies away.
ChorusLately you've started to stutter as though you had nothing to say. To all of my architects let me be traitor. Now let me say I myself gave the order to sleep and to search and to destroy.
ChorusYes, you who are broken by power, you who are absent all day, you who are kings for the sake of your children's story, the hand of your beggar is burdened down with money, the hand of your lover is clay.