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The-island  Unknown

Capo 3rd Fret

They say the sk[D]ies of L[A]ebanon are b[D]urning   [A]
Those mighty c[D]edars ble[A]eding in the h[D]eat     [A]
They're showing p[D]ictures [A]on the telev[D]ision [A]
D A D *
Women and children dying in the street
[G]And we're still at it in our own place
D A D *
Still trying to reach the future through the past
[G]Still trying to carve tomorrow from a tombstone...

[D]But Hey! Don't listen to me!
[D7]This wasn't meant to be no s[G]ad song
We've heard too m[A]uch of that bef[D]ore
Right now I only want to [A]be here with you
Till the m[G]orning d[A]ew comes f[D]alling
I want to take you to the [G]island
And trace your f[A]ootprints in the s[D]and
And in the evening when the s[A]un goes down
We'll make l[G]ove to the s[A]ound of the ocean  [D]

They're raising banners over by the markets
Whitewashing slogans on the shipyard walls
Witchdoctors praying for a mighty showdown
No way our holy flag is gonna fall
Up here we sacrifice our children
To feed the worn-out dreams of yesterday
And teach them dying will lead us into glory...

Repeat chorus

Now I know us plain folks don't see all the story
And I know this peace and love's just copping out
And I guess these young boys dying in the ditches
Is just what being free is all about
And how this twisted wreckage down on main street
Will bring us all together in the end
And we'll go marching down the road to freedom...

D *

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