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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.[Verse]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.