Leaving Beirut

Roger Waters

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C E Are these the people that we E7 should bomb F G Are we so sure they mean us harm C E Is this our pleasure, punishment E7 or crime F G Is this a mountain that we really want to climb C E E7 The road is hard, hard and long F Put down that two by four G This man would never turn you from C his door E E7 Oh George! Oh George! F That Texas education must have G fucked you up when you were very C small C E When I was 17 my mother, bless her E7 heart, F G Fulfilled my summer dream she C handed me the keys to the car We motored down to Paris, fuelled E E7 with Dexedrine and booze F Got bust in Antibes by the cops G and fleeced in Naples by the wops
C E But everyone was kind to us, we E7 were the English dudes F Our dads had helped them win the war G When we all knew what we were C fighting for E But now an Englishman abroad is E7 just a US stooge F The bulldog is a poodle snapping G round the scoundrel's last refuge C Is gentleness too much for us E E7 F Should gentleness be filed along with empathy G We feel for someone else's child C Every time a smart bomb does its E E7 sums and gets it wrong F Someone else's child dies and G equities in defence rise C E America, America, please hear us E7 when we call F You got hip-hop, be-bop, hustle and bustle G You got Atticus Finch, you got Jane Russell C You got freedom of speech, you got great beaches, E E7 Wildernesses and malls F Don't let the might, the Christian right, G Fuck it all up for you and the C rest of the world C E Not in my name, Tony, you great E7 war leader you F G Terror is still terror, whosoever gets to frame the rules C History's not written by the E E7 vanquished or the damned F G Now we are Genghis Khan, Lucretia Borghia, Son of Sam C E In 1961 they took this child into E7 their home F I wonder what became of them in G the cauldron that was Lebanon C E If I could find them now, could I E7 make amends? F G C How does the story end?
Composição: Colaboração e revisão: Élison Duarte

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