The Bigger One
©2004 Garrett Clevenger

 

Am    F  Am       The Alpha ape was big and mean.
Am    E  Am       The others let him rule the scene.
Am    F  Am       He pushed his way from here to there,
Am    E  Am       givin’ the other apes a scare,
F   Am  E  Am   ‘til one day as he slept, he woke to a shock.
F   Am  E  Am   Coming down towards his head was a deadly giant rock.

Am    F  Am       The arms race began that day.
Am    E  Am       The bigger the rock, the stronger the say.
Am    F  Am       The rock was outdone by a spear then a sword.
Am    E  Am       Now they’re sellin’ guns in that discount store.
F   Am  E  Am   There’s a whole lotta weapons out on the street.
F   Am  E  Am   Even Grandma was seen packin’ heat.

Dm  A  Bb                Starin’ down the barrel of a gun.
Dm  A  Bb                Thank God, she’s got the bigger one.
Dm  A  Bb                Starin’ down the barrel of a gun.
C     E     Am         Thank God, she’s got the bigger one.

Am    F  Am       “The Military Industrial Complex,”
Am    E  Am       said the shrink to his patient, “you need more meds.
Am    F  Am       “Take a couple of rockets on your morning jog.
Am    E  Am       “They’ll never see them coming through the fog.”
F   Am  E  Am   We’ll never stop the violence when money is made selling ammunition and fighter planes
F   Am  E  Am   It’d be better spent on other things, like our children.

Am    F  Am       It’s hard to trust another when you know too much.
Am    E  Am       Some folks will hurt you if you don’t act tough.
Am    F  Am       Kill or be killed is the natural way.
Am    E  Am       The predator always tries to eat the prey.
F   Am  E  Am   So you better be aware where ever you go and remember you reap what you sow.
F   Am  E  Am   If you pull out your pistol, you never know, you just may be

Dm  A  Bb                Starin’ down the barrel of a gun.
Dm  A  Bb                Thank God, I’ve got the bigger one.
Dm  A  Bb                Starin’ down the barrel of a gun.

 

Dm  A  Bb                jam


Dm  A  Bb                Thank God, I’ve got the bigger one.

Dm  A  Bb                Starin’ down the barrel of a gun.
C     E     Am        Thank God, I’ve got the bigger one.