Give Peace a Second Chance


Release Date:
Saturday, 25 December 2021 (Christmas Day)

Chris Lane, Ed Ellis


Key:             A
BPM:             90

Instrument:      Guitar
Tuning:          E A D G B E
Capo:            -

A                x-0-2-2-2-0
D                x-x-0-2-3-2
C#m              x-4-6-6-5-4
E                x-7-9-9-9-7
F#               2-4-4-3-2-2
E/G#             4-x-x-4-5-4
F#/A#            x-1-x-3-2-2
B                x-2-4-4-4-2
A7               x-0-2-0-2-0
B7               x-2-1-2-0-2
C#m7             x-4-2-1-0-x


A  D  C#m

A                D        C#m
Their gazes fell upon one succulent spread

A             D                 C#m
Too polite to begin, small talk reigned instead

     E                  F#                  E            C#m
When Arwen quipped that Christmas shouldn’t wait for any elf

         E                 F#            E               C#m
That the world is ruled by those who can give to themselves

A                   D                     C#m
Pippin cried in the old days they used to get in line

A                  D             C#m
You’d all get some grub, maybe a little wine?

E                   F#         E       C#m
Rina bellowing that she was so very confused

        E                F#             E           C#m
Had the thought police arrived? She was so sweetly amused

[Link 1]

     A                        E/G#                F#/A#                B
Haga lurches for the turkey's carcass, a chain of events and an elvin fracas

[Verse 1]

Who is paying anyway? It’s not some bleeding giveaway

Hold the cranberry, horseradish, go find yourself a beggar's dish

After Cirdan’s broadside, Rohan struts with a carving knife

Callon fights like smites like hell with pigs in blankets on his side

Freda’s front line, caffeine high and over time, kicking up a fuss while

Bailey spits into the mash and Logon falls into the punch

Garret is a sickening wreck, never seen a battle of the bulge like this

Cancel me once, cancel me twice, but you cannot cancel me all my life

[Pre-Chorus 1]

And then his entrance

Don’t make a sound

One lonely cough

A little frown

[Chorus 1]

A7          B7          C#m7
Fifty years on in this epic romance

       A7            B7        C#m7
You’ve got to let it go and go dance, dance, dance

         A7             B7              C#m7
We’ll succumb to self destruction under these circumstances

        D                   C#                  E/G#
And the big man says you’ve got to give peace a second chance

        D                   C#                  E/G#
And the big man says you’ve got to give

[Verse 2]

From the back, a gravy attack, a clique that appears that won't take flack

Cracker stockpiles are ready to fire, this puddin’ contest is down to the wire

Santa, Lennon, superman, caesar, who do you call when you live in a freezer?

Jack Frost comes and the windows rattle, is he on your side, are you ready for battle?

Nessa bands merry crew, renouncing dinner, who’s up for stew

This is the part where we get serious, divide and succour, quite delirious

Feed and succour and ply us with drinks, this new koolaid makes it harder to think

The shame of Kabul, in truth we all share, skating too far and it’s too late to care

[Pre-Chorus 2]

And then the dawn

Of a new idea

And the big man shudders

               B        C
Turns upon his rear

[Chorus 2]

    A7             B7                  C#m7
The big man that I spoke of, well he’s really just a vision

    A7                B7            C#m7
The peace that we are craving comes from our own volition

     A7             B7                    C#m7
Hang up your idols, pedestals, rock gods, godheads, gurus, idols and ubermensch

         E            F#           E/G#
And from you and only you can give peace a second chance

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