Whistleblower

 
intro: (music diamonds) D - B - F#
 
(hard and fast driving) D - B - F#
D                                           B
wisdom from ancients just doesn’t apply
     F#
assembly line teaching, put it all online
D                                           B
force me to remember. never to admit
  F#
historicity of theory. its oppressive bullshit
 
               A                   B
i’m not blowing any whistles
         A                     B
i’m punching in the face
            A                        B
we’ve all got things to do here
              D - Db - D - Db - D - Db - D - Db
but i’ve had all i can take
         A                    B
now i’m supposed to pay you
          A                        B
but you’re not worth the cake
               A                    B
i’m not blowing any whistles
       F#                   G
i’m asking you to change
 
D - B - F# (hit each chord and let each ring for 4 counts)
 
D                                           B
don’t take student surveys cause they’re tracking all your names
  F#
to locate those among us who refuse to play their game
D                                           B
if you’re gonna charge me to twiddle my thumbs
 
 F#
i don’t need a survey to say you’re mother truckin dumb
 
               A                   B
i’m not blowing any whistles
               A                   B
i’m punching in the face
               A                   B
we’ve all got bills to pay here
              D - Db - D - Db - D - Db - D - Db
but i’ve had all i can take
               A                   B
now i’m supposed to sue you
               A                   B
but i haven’t got the strength
               A                   B
i’m not blowing any whistles
       F#                   G
i’m asking you to change
 
 
D (ring)                                    B (ring)   
they’re trying to destroy you. buy you bit by bit
  F# (ring)   
force us all to hate you and give up ownership
D (ring)                                      B (ring)   
the only thing to save you is a new curriculum
  F# (ring)   
increase your relevance
 G (ring)   
embrace your connectedness
 Ab (ring)   
educate don’t assimilate
 Bb (ring)   
get out of the way
 Db         (drive this chord for 13 beats then STOP, sliding down)
your people will create
 
 
 
V - (palm muted)
           D                                           B
the carnegie unit has come and gone
  F#
grades are dead we burned them on the lawn
D                                           B
sure we want job skills, but not to be a slave
  F#
you reinforce class structure in the public’s name
 
 
        A                   B
i’m not blowing any whistles
               A                   B
i’m punching in the face
               A                   B
we’ve all got bills to pay here
               D - Db - D - Db - D - Db - D - Db
but i’ve had all i can take
               A                   B
now i’m supposed to kill you
               A                   B
but i haven’t got the strength
               A                   B
i’m not blowing any whistles
       F#                     G
i’m asking you to change
 F# - G - F#           G
oh i swear i won’t sue you
 F#                     G
if you’ll just fucking change
 
D (hit the chord then slide it down the neck)
 
 
Lyrics by Cynthia George, music by the Grey A