Bo Burnham feat. Socko – How The World Works Chords on Piano & Ukulele
These are the chords for How The World Works by Bo Burnham feat. Socko on Piano, Ukulele, Guitar, and Keyboard
[Intro: Bo Burnham] Em A Hey, kids D Today, we're gonna learn about D B/Eb the world [Verse 1: Bo Burnham] Em A The world that's around us D Is pretty amazing D But how does it work? B/Eb It must be complicated Em A D The secret is the world can only work D B/Eb When everything works together [Verse 2: Bo Burnham] Em A A bee drinks from a flower D And leaves with its pollen D A squirrel in a tree B/Eb Em Spreads the seeds that have fallen A Everything works together D B/Eb Em A The biggest elephant, the littlest fly D B/Eb The gophers underground, Em A the birds in the sky Gb/Bb Bm Daug/Bb And every single cricket, D/A D(b5)/Ab every fish in the sea G E Gives what they can and gets A what they need [Chorus: Bo Burnham] D E That is how the world works G Em A That is how the world works D From A to Zebra Gb7 Bm To the worms in the dirt G D/A That's how it works
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[Interlude 1: Bo Burnham & Socko] D Gbm/Db Hey everyone Bm7 Look who stopped by to say hello Gbm/Db It's Socko D Hey! Gbm/Db Where you been, Socko? Bm7 I've been where I always am when Gbm/Db you're not wearing me on your hand D Gbm/Db In a frightening, liminal space Bm7 between states of being Gbm/Db Not quite dead, not quite alive D It's similar to a constant Gbm/Db state of sleep paralysis Bm7 Socko, we were just talking about Gbm/Db the world and how it works D Gbm/Db Boy, that sounds complicated! Do you have anything you'd want Bm7 to teach us about the world? Gbm/Db I wouldn't say anything that you probably D haven't already said yourself Gbm/Db I don't know about that, Socko E A How about you give it a try? Alright! [Verse 3: Socko] Em A The simple narrative taught D in every history class D Is demonstrably false and B/Eb Em pedagogically classist A Don't you know the world D is built with blood? D B/Eb And genocide and exploitation Em A The global network of capital D essentially functions D To separate the worker from B/Eb Em the means of production A And the FBI killed D Martin Luther King D B/Eb Em A Private property's inherently theft D B/Eb And neoliberal fascists Em A are destroying the left Gb/Bb Bm Daug/Bb And every politician, D/A D(b5)/Ab every cop on the street G Protects the interests of the E A pedophilic corporate elite [Chorus: Socko & Bo Burnham] D E That is how the world works Really? G E/Ab A That is how the world works D Genocide, the Natives say Gb7 Bm you got to it first G D/A That's how it works
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[Interlude 2: Bo Burnham & Socko] D Gbm/Db That's pretty intense Bm No shit Gbm/Db What can I do to help? D Read a book or something, I don't know Gbm/Db Just don't burden me with the Bm7 responsibility of educating you Gbm/Db It's incredibly exhausting D I'm sorry, Socko Gbm/Db I was just trying to become Bm7 a better person Gbm/Db Why do you rich fucking white D people insist on seeing every Gbm/Db socio-political conflict through Bm7 the myopic lens of your Gbm/Db own self-actualization? D This isn't about you Gbm/Db So either get with it, or get Bm7 out of the fucking way Watch your mouth, buddy Gbm/Db D Remember who's on whose hand here But that's what I-- Gbm/Db Have you not been fucking listening? Bm We are entrenched in-- Alright, alright Gbm/Db Wait, no please! I don't wanna go back, please D I can't go, I can't go back N.C. Please, please, I'm sorry Are you gonna behave yourself? Yes Yes, what? Yes, sir Look at me Yes, sir That's better [Chorus: Bo Burnham, Socko & Both] D E That is how the world works G E/Ab A That is how the world works D I hope you learned your lesson Gb7 Bm I did and it hurt G D/A That's how it works
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