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African Nights  Barclay James Harvest

VERSE 1
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Through the [E]eyes of a child
There's no wrong or right
No [A]reason to hate
No need for a fight
No [E]color, no creed
No [A]malice, no [G]greed
Till the child becomes a [A]man
[E] [G] [A] [E]  
[E]Give up your freedom
[D]Hand back your rights
[A]Then change your color now
You're [C]black not white
And there'll [A]never be a piece of the [C]action
Now you're an [E]African
 
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VERSE 2
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[E]Forget beliefs and [D]swallow your pain
[A]You're just a number now
And [C]Boy's your name
And you'll [A]never get a piece of the [C]action
Now you're a [E]working man
 
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PRE CHORUS
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[E]African, [A]Asian, it's all the [E]same
[E]Brown, black, [A]Caucasian
It's all the [E]same
[E]Slave labor, [A]working class
What's in a [E]name
[G]Far left, far right, [A]center
It's power they [E]crave
[E] [C] [E]  
[E] [A] [G] [A] [E]  
 
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CHORUS
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The [E]politics of Apartheid
The [D]politics of shame
The [A]cold abuse of human rights
Of [C]torture and of pain
Are [A]only part of the action
[C] When you're an [E]African
The [E]politics of making more
The [D]politics of greed
The [A]cold abuse of poverty
To [C]keep your labor cheap
Are [A]only part of the action
[C] When you're a [E]working man
 
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PRE CHORUS
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[E]African, [A]Asian, it's all the [E]same
[E]Brown, black, [A]Caucasian
It's all the [E]same
[E]Slave labor, [A]working class
What's in a [E]name
[G]Far left, far right, [A]center
[G]Far left, far right, [A]center
[C]Far left, far right, [D]center
It's power they [E]crave
 
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SOLO
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[E] [A] [C] [E] [A]  
 
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CHORUS
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The [E]politics of buying arms
When there's no food to eat
The [D]politics of digging gold
Instead of planting seeds
The [C]leader with his private golf course
And his flashy cars
Sits [A]playing with his diamond wrist watch
While the people starve
The [E]politics of shooting down
A plane that brings relief
By [D]fat men playing power games
Who've got enough to eat
The [C]politics of racial hate
The politics of war
The [A]men who sell the guns have fun
While we all count the score
 
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BRIDGE
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[C]One, two, three, four
[D]Thousands, millions
[C]People dying [D]just to keep
Them in the [E]action
 
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VERSE 3
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Through the [A]eyes of a man
There's [D]wrong and there's right
A [A]reason to hate
There's need for a fight
There's [E]color, there's creed
There's m[A]alice, there's [G]greed
When the child becomes a [A]man

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