• Song:

    Song Of Choice

  • Artist:

    Peggy Seeger

  • Album:

    Songs of Love and Polit...

Song of Choice                                      
Early every year the seeds are growing              
A                     D               A
Unseen, unheard, they lie beneath the ground        
Would you know before the leaves are showing        
          Dm             G           Am
That with weeds all your garden will abound.        

If you close your eyes, stop your ears,                 
          Am                  E7
Hold your tongue, how can you know.                   
For seeds you cannot see may not be there                                               
Dm               E7             Am
Seeds you cannot hear may never grow

Am         G                    Am                                                    
In January you've still got the choice              
        C               D                  E7
You can cut the weeds before they start to bud      
       Am                 C            Dm
If you leave them to grow high they'll silence your voice. 
E7        Am            G             Am
And in December you may pay with your blood.        

   Am                         E7
So close your eyes, stop your ears,                 
           Am             E7
Close your mouth, take it slow.                   
Let others take the lead and you bring up the rear,                                               
    Dm            E7             Am
And later you can say you didn't know.              

Ev'ry day another vulture takes flight              
There's another danger born ev'ry morning           
In the darkness of your blindness the beast will
learn its bite          
How can you fight if you can't recognise a          
Today you may earn a living wage                    
Tomorrow you may be on the dole                     
Though there's millions going hungry, you needn't disengage                                  
For it's them not you, who've fallen in the hole.
Today the soldiers took away one
Tomorrow they may take away two
While April they took away Greece
But surely they will never take you?
It's alright for you if you run with the pack       
It's alright if you agree with all they do          
If fascism is slowly climbing back                  
It's not here yet, so what's it got to do with you?

The weeds are all around us and they are growing
It will soon be too late for the knife
If you leave them on the wind that around the wind is blowing
You may pay for your silence with your life.

So close your eyes, stop your ears,
Close your mouth, and never dare               
And if it happens here they'll never come for you,
Because they know you really didn't care.
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