Stealin' A Nation

2007 Garrett Clevenger

 

{A C } x3 {A G }

 

A C x2 Diego Garcia.

A C A G An island paradise.

A C x2 The people received a

A C A G one-way ticket with tears in their eyes.

F A Stealin' a nation. Another sad reprise.

 

A C x2 The Pentagon and Great Britain

A C A G conspired like all good empires do.

A C x2 The villagers in their churches

A C A G could not convince their God to save their schools.

F A Stealin' a nation requires passive fools.

 

A C G F C

 

Bb A Diego Garcia

Dbm B you're history-a.

Ebm Db All your people were blown away

C B to make room for the world's largest

Bb Ebm military base.

 

Ebm Bb An indispensable platform

Ebm Bb for policin' the world.

A Ab Startin' with the natives,

G Gb swept up and deported.

F A Stealin a nation, hopin' it goes unreported.

 

A C x2 1000 pets were massacred.

A C A G Gassed with exhaust by the military.

A C x2 Threatening with bombs and more exhaust

A C A G they terrorized the Diego Garcians off their own territory.

F A Stealin' a nation is always pretty gory.

 

A C x2 Loaded on ships, a non-negotiable one-way trip.

A C A G 2000 people lost their home

A C x2 to build the world's largest military base

A C A G where bombers to all their wars are flown.

F A Stealin' a nation to launch bombs. Others now moan.

 

Bb A Diego Garcia

Dbm B you're history-a.

Ebm Db All your people were blown away

C B to make room for the world's largest

Bb Eb military base.