CyberPunk Blues

© 1989 Stephen Savitzky. CC-by-nc-sa.

Lyrics [pdf]

Start in B for 1 instrumental refrain
All chords are E barred to various positions

A G
  You plug in the el ectrodes and you
A G
   turn up the  gain
A G
You  log in to the  System and you
E F\sharp
   interface your  brain
B A
And  Cyberspace re places
G F\sharp
  sex and  drugs and rock and  roll
G F\sharp
Shooting  data down the  mainline from
E F\sharp
  the  system to your  soul
G A
  Reality and  CyberSpace--
G F\sharp
   which one should you  choose?
A G
When you're  deep inside the  system with
G\sharp G F E7
  the  Cy ber Punk  Blues.

You're addicted to the network and you
  can't leave the game
The first time you plugged in you knew you'd
  never be the same
Now you're riding on the data
  like a surfer on a wave
And you know you'll stay connected
  till they lay you in your grave.

refrain: instrumental

You feel the data whirling
  inside your mind;
As far as all the world can tell you're
  deaf and dumb and blind
And your body goes to pieces
  it's so easy to forget
But your soul lives on forever somewhere
  deep inside the Net.

Reality and CyberSpace--
  which one did you choose?
Now you're stuck inside the system with
  the CyberPunk Blues.