Domestic Violence

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Recorded at an R Band gig at Travis AFB, California in

(lyrics & music by Chris Watson, Copyright ©.)

Scotty and Michelle fight with fists, wrenches, etc. Finally, they break up.

[C-minor part (instrumental 1x, vocal 3x)]
Domestic violence. Domestic violence. Domestic violence.

[B-minor high-hat part (2x)]

[G rock steady]
Always thinking of himself, never thinks of no-one else.
Doesn't try to please his wife, taking care of his own life.

[B rock steady]
She is always selfish too: always wants something to do,
never thinks of no-one else, always thinking of herself.
(And it comes back around,)

[G rock steady]
Doesn't want to reason why, only wanting to get high.
(what you do)
Instant pleasure is his goal, never thinking of his soul.
(reflects on you.)

[B rock steady]
(She wants instant pleasure too to escape her feeling blue,
and it goes back to you.)

[G rock steady]
He is tired of his wife, wonders what went wrong with life,
loses patience and his temper while his little children whimper.

[B-minor high-hat part (2x)]

[C-minor part (instrumental 1x, vocal 3x)]
Domestic violence. Domestic violence. Domestic violence.

[B-minor high-hat part (2x)]

[G rock steady]
Disagreement, tempers fly. Words exchanged make her cry.
Doesn't care anymore, slams his wife against the door.

[B rock steady]
She grabs a wrench and hits him back, to defend against attack.
Hits him hard in her pain, wants to find her love again.
(And it comes back around,)

[G rock steady]
He's a brute to hit his wife like a lower form of life.
(what you do)
It is only his dishonor; their relationship's a goner.
(reflects on you.)

[B rock steady]
(Better for the childrens' sake that this couple take a break
from the trouble they make.)

[G rock steady]
Finally he decides to split, call it quits, hell with it!
Things not getting any better, time to leave his wife.
Forget her!

[B-minor high-hat part (4x)]