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1969

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I was born in 1969, the sky was dark and gray

Viet Nam, going on, Ghengis Khan keeping on

It was complex, very complex in its way

And the people, all the people, all they wanted was to play

Am C G D
And the people bowed and prayed
Am C G D
To the neon gods they made
Am C G D
Flashing lights and big TV s
Am C G E
Showed the people the way to hell
E G
 

Two virgins in a bed, they called out for the press

All they wanted, all they needed was a little bit of rest

It was simple, very simple in its way

But the people, all the people, all they wanted was to play

E G
 

Eat, drink, be merry, tomorrow we all die

Am C G D
And the people bowed and prayed
Am C G D
To the neon gods they made
Am C G D
Flashing lights and big TV s
Am C G E
Showed the people the way to hell
E G
 

What was it he wanted, what did he really need?

What was it he said what did he really say?

E G
 

All we are saying, is give peace a chance (2x)

Bridge

A E Bm D
And I see the way be fore me
A E Bm
Parts from other ways
A E Bm D
And I know the way be fore me
A E Bm
Leads a nother way
E G
 

I saw the devil falling from the sky

He said, he said, the lie was somewhat true

It was awful, very awful in its way

But the people, all the people, they were swayed

E G
 

Eat, drink, be merry, tomorrow we all die

1969

By Mark Adams

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Various performances…

© 2016, Mark Adams. All rights reserved.

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