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(A) Itís happened again, heard it on the news
(E) A father of two, standing accused.
(A) Motherís dead, torn apart.
(E) Seventeen times, stabbed in the heart
(A) Daughterís been found, body getting colder.
(E) Killed by hands that used to hold her.
(A) Babyís blue, smothered where he lay.
(A) Never even saw his first birthday.
A & E are played like this:
G 9 9
D 7 9
Chorus: (uses standard bar chords)
(A) Heís a family man, (G)(F#)(E)he loves his wife
(F#)(G)(A) Thinks he has the right(G)(F#)(E) to take her life.
(F#)(G)(A) If he canít have her, (G)(F#)(E) then nobody will.
(F#)(G)(A) He justifies (G)(F#)(E) his right to kill.
Just a domestic, donít get in the way.
Not our business, itíll be OK.
Canít believe he would do such a thing,
You wouldnít think it to look at him.
Pushed too far, couldnít take any more.
But it never happens in the superstore.
It always happens in the family home,
Behind closed doors, when theyíre alone.
Such a nice man, or so he seemed.
Donít see the violence behind the scenes.
Canít deal with his hurt, canít let go.
Canít take the knock to his ego.
They try to say he just lost control,
A moment of madness all it takes to kill.
Thatís just a lie but itís easy to swallow.
Face the facts, itíll happen tomorrow.