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Olly The Octopus - A Call To Arms For Hippies chords

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It's the year 2009
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And we are living in dangerous times
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We should learn from the hippies, and why the movement failed:
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Hippies don't run for government and politicians don't inhale. 

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A long time ago in a time called the 60's,
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People thought pop music was going to change the world.
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They said things like 'All you need is love',
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Took the pregnancy pill, and whatever else they could get hold of,
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Bob Dylan went electric, Sgt Peppers was a hit
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And people realised they could change the world if they gave a shit!


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But people got jaded when Vietnam was invaded,
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And Jimi, Janis and Morrison assasinated 
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By the C.I.A.
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That was the day
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The music died

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Take me back to 1969
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When changing the world meant a corny line
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Like 'Love Is You Need'

Or smoking an ounce of weed
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Or taking LSD at Woodstock
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Now it's the year 2009
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And again we're living in dangerous times
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We should learn from the hippies, and why the movement failed:
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Hippies don't run for government and politicians don't inhale.


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Now its forty years later.
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Things have been greater.
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The sexual revolution left a fishy taste
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Of teenage pregnancies in council estates.
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And we've still got war.
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We've still got famine.
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As opposed to getting out your head to The Grateful Dead


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People do it now listening to Radiohead instead.


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But everyone’s still jaded.
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Now Iraq's been invaded.
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The Gaza strip's in Israel's grip,
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Even Syria has been raided.
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Still we tow the line,
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Maybe now's the time
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To bring the music back to life.

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Take me back to 1969
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When changing the world meant a corny line
       em
Like 'Love Is You Need'

Or smoking an ounce of weed
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Or taking LSD at Woodstock
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Now it's the year 2009
d
And again we're living in dangerous times
                em
We should learn from the hippies, and why the movement failed:
            c                                          d                       g
Hippies don't run for government and politicians don't inhale.


             em
Now everyone’s still jaded.
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And the hippies have all traded
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Free love in for a stable job and like their bell bottoms they've faded
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How did it go this far.
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Remember who you are,
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And give the music C.P.R.

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Take me back to 1969
d	
When changing the world meant a corny line
       em
Like 'Love Is You Need'

Or smoking an ounce of weed
    c       d     g
Or taking LSD at Woodstock
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Now it's the year 2009
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And again we're living in dangerous times
                em
We should learn from the hippies, and why the movement failed:
            c                                          d                       
Hippies don't run for government and politicians (Execpt Barack Obama that one time in 

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college) don't inhale.

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