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All Quiet on the Western Front


G C G The boys on the bases, they flay at the ball. C D The stock market crashes; the stock market falls. G Em C And the high school principal is led to the wall. Am D Em And it's all quiet on the western front. G C G The civilized nations abide by the code, C D They learn from the victors to do what they're told. G Em C Even Israel's marching down Germany's road. Am D G And it's all quiet on the western front. Am Am/C D Em I think I'll join the National Liberation Front.

The war babies try to crawl back to the womb.
Assassins and astronauts race to the moon.
And Eisenhower lies like a saint in his tomb.
And it's all quiet on the western front.

I sit on my back porch, I sing on my song,
I wait for the earthquake to come with the dawn.
If there was a God, it wouldn't take him so long.
And it's all quiet on the western front.
I guess I'll join the American Liberation Front.

(Words and music by Phil Ochs, 1969)

Notes: Trent's page of this song has two more verses at the beginning:

The ?? are ??
?? hear so much news ??
?? follow ?? the freeways ?? used,
And it's all quiet on the western front.

The murdering missiles, they want to fly.
While thousands of people are ready to die.
It's ever so lonely to live the lie.
And it's all quiet on the western front.
I guess I'll join the National Liberation Front.

But I've never heard of those two verses. If anyone know of any recording with those two verses, please tell me.


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