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Ill Wind
Songs - Sounds & Lyrics


         A7               Dm             C
Refrain        It's an ill wind that blows no good,
                Bb                      Am             Dm             A7
        That blows away the lives of the people.
                   Dm             C
        It's an ill wind that blocks the sun
                     Bb         Am       Dm
        For the children of Chernobyl.


                     G                                         Dm
    Verse            Remembering the clouds of Hiroshima,
                   C                        Bb             A7
                I wonder just what we are prepared to defend.
                            Dm                        G        Bb
                As we look at the cost of human lives
                        F       G                 A7
                And ask, “where will it end?”

Refrain

    Verse            The tests of Moruroa remind us all,
                Economies are built on the trade of war
                And we live from day to day and never ask,
                Is it death or life we love more?

Refrain            

    Verse            And still destruction follows the games they play.
                And each war leaves a trail of death and refugees.
                As they dice with the world our fears arise:
                Will the children ever know peace?

Refrain


    Sue Boland 1991