Christy Moore – Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette chords

[Verse 1]
Em C D EmThey dropped the bomb in '45 to end the world war,
C D EmNo-one had ever seen such a terrible sight before,
C D EmThe world looked on with eyes wide to see where it might lead,
C D EmThe politics of power, they passed around their seed,
DIt was a time to remember, we never can forget,
Em C D EmThey were playin' Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Russian Roulette.
[Verse 2]
Em C D EmThey arose like the saviours of our modern human race,
C D EmWith radiation haloes, that hung about their face,
C D EmWith the key to the sure-cure, the treatment of our ills,
C D EmA hot-shot of cobalt, and a pocket-full of pills,
DSpeaking always of the enemy, who lurked across the sea,
Em C D EmWhile they crept in among us like a carrier disease.
[Verse 3]
Em C D EmDeep down in the bunkers of the concrete and the lead,
C D EmEinstein's disciples working steadily ahead,
C D EmMaking heavy metal power-plants to fire the city lights,
C D EmAll you can hear in the underground is the humming through the night,
DAnd the walls of tight security, circle all around,
Em C D EmWhere they spill out their poison and bury it in the ground.
[Verse 4]
Em C D EmHoled up in the harbours hidden secretly away,
C D EmWar-heads and submarines await to make their play,
C D EmThe military masterminds improve on their design,
C D EmThe soldiers get doped up and stumble through the lines,
DWhile the spills into the rivers get carried out by the tide,
Em C D EmThey call this security, I call it suicide.
[Verse 5]
Em C D EmOur statesmen and leaders on their politicians pay,
C D EmQuick to heed the hand that feeds, they're careful what they say,
C D EmThey call out experts to assure us, to wave their magic wands,
C D EmThis is the power of the future, And the future marches on,
DAnd they call in all their favours, all their political gains,
Em C D EmWhile the spills fill the rivers and settle in the plains.
Em C D EmI know the minds behind them, they are riddled full of holes,
C D EmNot to be trusted with their hands at the controls,
C D EmTheir eyesight it is twisted by the glory of their careers,
C D EmThe heaped praise and flattery is music to their ears,
DTo listen to them talk about how it hasn't happened yet's,
Em C D EmLike playing Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Russian Roulette.
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