Am G Fmaj7 Just out of the infantry this morning, Am G F I had to pay my dues across the sea, G Fmaj7 Am But no one back in boot camp ever warned me, G Fmaj7 Am What the readjustment blues would do to me. G Fmaj7 "Welcome to Havannah", said the pilot, Am G F "We must have made a wrong turn on the way." G Fmaj7 Am "Let's buy some cigars and keep it quiet, G F Am If they don't know we're here we'll get away." G Fmaj7 Just as I had realized he was joking, Am G F I saw we were in Washington D.C., G F Am 'Cause there was all the patriotic buildings. G Fmaj7 Am Just like I had seen them on T.V. G It must have been a holiday, F C 'cause there was this parade. G F C People carried signs I couldn't read that they had made. Em Am Fmaj7 C 'Till I got closer and my heart fell to my socks; C G There was a battle raging and F C Am G Fmaj7 The air was filled with teargas and rocks. Am G Fmaj7 There was the flag I'd fought against so often, Am G F The one I fought for hanging upside down, G Fmaj7 Am The wind was blowing hard, the dirt was flying, G Fmaj7 Am It made the city sky look dark and brown. G Fmaj7 I saw a girl, she could have been my sister, Am G F Except her hair was long and in her face, G Fmaj7 Am She explained this was a demonstration, G F Am Against the war and for the human race. G Fmaj7 Now I've seen a lot of strange things in my travels, Am G F Cannibals, yes, and aliens galore, G F Am But I never thought I'd see so many people G Fmaj7 Am Saying we don't want your + + + war! G The troops all had on uniforms F C Just like the one I'd worn, G F C But they were all domestic and my duty chose war. Em Am F C They carried guns just like the ones across the sea, G C G Except this time I was the citizen F Am And they were pointing their guns at me, C G Yes, I was just a citizen and F Am G I was walking down the street, C G Fmaj7 And it was just then that the Readjustment Blues Am G F C Got through to me.