Song lyrics – Barbed Wire on the Borders

Barbed Wire on Your Borders

by Rrose Sélavy (Mary Jacob), started July 2009, expanded Sept 2009

D                                   G
Can’t get through your checkpoint
C                             Em
There’s barbed wire on the borders
D                                   G
Can’t get through your checkpoint, no,
C                            Em
There’s barbed wire on the borders.
Asus2                               Asus4   Asus2
We’ve got double-speak, we’ve got ‘War is peace’.
C                  Em
Don’t give me that propaganda.
Asus2                                      Asus4            Asus2
White lies are worse than the truth they conceal.
C                      Em
You can talk to me, just make it real.

Now you’ve set the dogs on me
and I’m not attacking you.
Now you‘ve set the dogs on me, yeah,
and I’m not attacking you.
You’ve got landmines and tripwires, tiger traps and all.
Wherever I step, I’m bound to fall.
There’s guns in your turrets pointing everywhere.
I should walk away, but I still seem to care.

I see you in the shadows,
although you’ve got the searchlight on.
I see you in the shadows, yeah,
although you’ve got the searchlight on.
I see pain pain pain pain pain
pain pain pain pain pain.
While you avert your eyes and you turn away,
I’m here listening to what you say.

Can’t get through your checkpoint,
there’s barbed wire on your borders.
Can’t get through your checkpoint, no,
there’s barbed wire on your borders.
We’ve got double-speak, we’ve got ‘war is peace’.
Don’t give me that propaganda.
White lies are worse than the truths they conceal.
You can talk to me, just make it real.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s