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The War is Over  Phil Ochs

Silent Soldiers [Bm]on a silver screen,
[G]framed in fantasie[Em]s and dragged in[-] d[G]ream.[Em]
[Am]Unpaid actors [D]of the mystery,[G]
[Am]the mad director k[D]nows that freedom will not m[Em]ake you free.[D]
[Em]and what's this got to do with m[D]e ?
[F]I declare the war is over, it's ov[C]er, it's over[G].[D]
[Bm]Drums are drizzling on a grain of sand,
[G]fading rhythms[Em] of a fad[-]in[G]g land.[Em]
[Am]Prove your courage in [D]the proud parade,[G]
[Am]trust your leaders [D]where mistakes are almost[Em] never made,[D]
[Em]and they're afraid that I'm afra[D]id
[F]I'm afraid the war is over, it's ove[C]r, it's over[G].[D]
[Bm]Angry artists painting angry signs,
[G]use their vision [Em]just to blin[-]d [G]the blind.[Em]
[Am]Poisoned players of[D] a grizzly game,[G]
[Am]one is guilty[D] and the other gets[Em] the point to blame,[D]
[Em]pardon me, if I refrai[D]n
[F]I declare the war is over, it's ov[C]er, it's over[G].[D]
[Bm]So do your duty, boys, and join with pride,
[G]serve your country i[Em]n her suicide[-].[G] [Em]
[Am]Find the flags s[D]o you can wave goodbye,[G]
[Am]but just before th[D]e end even treason might be[Em] worth a try,[D]
[Em]this country is to young t[D]o die.
[F]I declare the war is over, it's ov[C]er, it's over[G].[D]
[Bm]One-legged veterans will greet the dawn,
[G]and they'r[Em]e whistling marches as t[-]he[G]y mow the[Em] lawn.
[Am]And the gargoyl[D]es only sit and grieve[G],
[Am]the gypsy fortune [D]teller told me tha[Em]t we'd been deceived,[D]
[Em]you only are what you believ[D]e.
[F]I believe the war is over, it's ov[C]er, it's over[G].[D]
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(Phil Ochs)

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