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From: Mike 

Ballad - New Model Army (from 'The Ghost of Cain')

There are three parts, labelled I, II, III; III is a bridge between 
II and I. They're all played on the bottom three strings only.


Words:- I When they look back at us and they write down their history What will they say about our generation? We're the ones who knew everything, still we did nothing Harvested everything, planted nothing Well we lived pretty well in the wake of the goldrush Floating in comfort on waves of our apathy Quietly knawing away at Her body Until we mortgage the future, bury our children II Storehouses full of the fruits we've been given We send off the scragends to suckle the starving But still we can't feed this strange hunger inside Greedy, restless, unsatisfied III I I was never much one for the great "big bang" theory Going out in a blaze of suicidal glory Not foolish and brave these leaders of ours Just stupid and petty, unworthy of power II Just a little leak here and a small error there Another square mile poisoned forever A series of sad and pathetic little fizzles And out go the lights, never to return. III I The affair it is over, the passion is dead She stares at us now with ice in Her eyes But we turn away from these bitter reproaches And take up distractions to forget what we're doing Well I stand on these hills and I watch Her at night A thousand square miles and a million orange lights Wounded and scarred, She lies silent in pain Raped and betrayed in the cold acid rain II And I wish and I wish and I wish and I wish We could start over again Yes I wish and I wish and I wish and I wish We could win back Her love once again. III . Tab by Mike Healey =========== Mike H. ===========
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