[Intro] E [Verse 1] D A E Well, the neighborhood bully, he's just one man, D A E His enemies say he's on their land. G D A They got him outnumbered about a million to one, A E G D He got no place to escape to, no place to run. A D A D A D A He's the neighborhood bully. [Verse 2] D A E The neighborhood bully just lives to survive, D A E He's criticized and condemned for being alive. G D A He's not supposed to fight back, he's supposed to have thick skin, A E G D He's supposed to lay down and die when his door is kicked in. A D A D A D A He's the neighborhood bully. [Verse 3] D A E The neighborhood bully been driven out of every land, D A E He's wandered the earth an exiled man. G D A Seen his family scattered, his people hounded and torn, A E G D He's always on trial for just being born. A D A D A D A He's the neighborhood bully. [Verse 4] D A E Well, he knocked out a lynch mob, he was criticized, D A E Old women condemned him, said he should apologize. G D A Then he destroyed a bomb factory, nobody was glad. A E G D The bombs were meant for him. He was supposed to feel bad. A D A D A D A He's the neighborhood bully. [Verse 5] D A E Well, the chances are against it and the odds are slim D A E That he'll live by the rules that the world makes for him, G D A 'Cause there's a noose at his neck and a gun at his back A E G D And a license to kill him is given out to every maniac. A D A D A D A He's the neighborhood bully. [Verse 6] D A E He got no allies to really speak of. D A E What he gets he must pay for, he don't get it out of love. G D A He buys obsolete weapons and he won't be denied A E G D But no one sends flesh and blood to fight by his side. A D A D A D A He's the neighborhood bully. [Verse 7] D A E Well, he's surrounded by pacifists who all want peace, D A E They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease. G D A Now, they wouldn't hurt a fly. To hurt one they would weep. A E G D They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep. A D A D A D A He's the neighborhood bully. [Verse 8] D A E Every empire that's enslaved him is gone, D A E Egypt and Rome, even the great Babylon. G D A He's made a garden of paradise in the desert sand, A E G D In bed with nobody, under no one's command. A D A D A D A He's the neighborhood bully. [Verse 9] D A E Now his holiest books have been trampled upon, D A E No contract he signed was worth what it was written on. G D A He took the crumbs of the world and he turned it into wealth, A E G D Took sickness and disease and he turned it into health. A D A D A D A He's the neighborhood bully. [Verse 10] D A E What's anybody indebted to him for? D A E Nothin', they say. He just likes to cause war. G D A Pride and prejudice and superstition indeed, A E G D They wait for this bully like a dog waits to feed. A D A D A D A He's the neighborhood bully. [Verse 11] D A E What has he done to wear so many scars? D A E Does he change the course of rivers? Does he pollute the moon and stars? G D A Neighborhood bully, standing on the hill, A E G D Running out the clock, time standing still, A D A D A D A Neighborhood bully.