• Song:

    Forgotten Sons

  • Artist:


  • Album:

    The Best Of Both Worlds

D5  E5  G5  A5

D5         E5             G5
Armalite, streetlights, nightsights
A5                         D5         E5        G5
Searching the roofs for a sniper, a viper, a fighter
A5                          D5               E5                G5
Death in the shadows he'll maim you, he'll wound you, he'll kill you
      A5              A5
For a long forgotten cause on not so foreign shores
      D5             F5  D5 F5                A5   D5  F5  D5  F5  A5  D5  F5  D5  F5
Boys baptised in wars,     boys baptised in wars

Morphine, chill scream , bad dream
                  D5         F5          D5
Serving as numbers on dog tags, flak rags, sand bags
     F5                     A5
Your girl has married your best friend, love's end, poison pen
     D5          F5      D5     F5
Your flesh will always creep
A5                          D5           F5       D5          A5       G5  A5  C5
Tossing, turning sleep, the wounds that burn so deep, burn so deep

     A5                                             G5                C5
Your mother sits on the edge of the world when the camera starts to roll
A5                         G5                 C5
Panoramic viewpoint ressurrects the killing fold
     A5                                G5                   C5
Your father drains another beer, he's one of the few that cares
A5                                         G5             C5           A5
Crawling behind a Saracen's hull from the safety of his living room chair

G5                A5  C5                 A5  G5
  Forgotten sons,     forgotten sons,      forgotten sons

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A5                                         G5 
  And so as I patrol in the valley of the shadow of the tricolor, I must fear evil
For I am but mortal and mortals can only die
A5                                  G5
Asking questions, pleading answers   from the nameless, faceless watchers 
                D5                               A5
That parade the carpeted corridors of Whitehall
Who orders desecration, mutilation
Verbal masturbation in the guarded beaurocratic wombs?
A5                               G5
Minister, minister care for you children
Order them not into damnation to eliminate those who would trespass against you
A5                             G5
For whose is the Kingdom , the power, the glory?

    D5              A5
For ever and ever, amen
     G5      D5           A5      (N.C.)
Amen   Amen   Amen Amen   Amen

"Halt! Who goes there?" "Death" "Approach friend"

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       D5                  Bb5         C5                          A5
You're just another coffin    on it's way down the emerald aisle
        Bb5               C5                  A5                     Bb5
Where the children's stony glances mourn your death in a terrorist's smile
    D5                   Bb5                   C5         A5 
The bomber's arm placing fiery gifts on the supermarket shelves
Bb5               C5                    A5        Bb5
Alleys sing with shrapnel, detonate a temporary hell

D5  Bb5  C5  A5           Bb5   C5  A5  Bb5           D5   Bb5  C5  A5  Bb5  C5  A5  Bb5
            Forgotten sons,          forgotten sons

       D5                Bb5             C5               A5
From the dole queue to the regiment, a profession in a flash
      Bb5            C5                  A5                 Bb5
But remember Monday signings when from door to door you dash
       D5             Bb5                  C5                 A5
On the news, a nation mourns you, unknown soldier count the cost
Bb5                     C5          A5           Bb5
For a second you'll be famous but labelled posthumous

D5  Bb5  C5  A5           Bb5  C5  A5  Bb5           D5
            Forgotten son,          forgotten son
Bb5  C5  A5           Bb5   C5           A5   Bb5
        Forgotten son,   forgotten son

      D5    Bb5    C5      A5
They're still    forgotten
      Bb5     C5        A5     Bb5
They're still, still forgotten

D5                 Bb5         C5                A5       Bb5
Peace on earth and mercy mild Mother Brown has lost her child
C5          A5     Bb5     D5
  Just another forgotten son
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