Chordproc: Elvis Costello : Armed Forces

Elvis Costello : Armed Forces


  1. Accidents Will Happen
  2. Oliver's Army
  3. What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love, And Understanding

Accidents Will Happen

D
D/c#
D/b
D/a
Oh, I just don't know where to begin
G
G/f#
Em7
A
Though he says he'll wait forever - it's now or never
D
F#m7b5/c
F#m7b5/a
G
G/f#
But she keeps him hanging on - the silly champion
Em
Em/d
She says she can't go home
A/c#
A
D/f#
Without a chaperone
Dm
Accidents will happen
F
G
We only hit and run
C
F
Bb
C
He used to be your victim, now you're not the only one
Dm
Accidents will happen
F
G
We only hit and run
C
F
Bb
C
Bb/d
Bb
I don't want to hear it, 'cause I know what I've done
D
D/c#
D/b
D/a
There's so many fish in the sea
G
G/f#
Em7
A
That only rise up in the sweat and smoke like mercury
D
F#m7b5/c
F#7b5/a
G
G/f#
But they keep you hanging on - they say you're so young
Em
Em/d
A/c#
A
D/f#
Your mind is made up, but your mouth is undone
Dm
Accidents will happen
F
G
We only hit and run
C
F
Bb
C
He used to be your victim, now you're not the only one
Dm
Accidents will happen
F
G
We only hit and run
C
F
Bb
C
Bb/d
G
D
D/f#
I don't want to hear it, 'cause I know what I've done
Bm
Em
And it's the damage that we do and never know
Bm
Asus4
A
A6
A
It's the words that we don't say that scare me so
D
D/c#
D/b
D/a
There's so many people to see
G
G/f#
Em7
A
So many people you can check upon and add to your collection
D
F#m7b5/c
F#m7b5/a
G
G/f#
But they keep you hanging on - until your well hung
Em
Em/d
A/c#
A
D/f#
Your mouth is made up but your mind is undone
Dm
Accidents will happen
F
G
We only hit and run
C
F
Bb
C
He used to be your victim, now you're not the only one
Dm
Accidents will happen
F
G
We only hit and run
C
F
Bb
C
I don't want to hear it, 'cause I know what I've
Bb
C
Bb
C
D
D5
Dsus2
D5
Dsus2
I know what I've, I know what I've done
F6
Fmaj7
F6
Fmaj7
I know, I know
D/f#
Dsus2/f#
D/f#
Dsus2/f#
I know, I know



Oliver's Army

A
D
E
Don't start me talking, I could talk all night
A
D
C#7
My mind goes sleepwalking while I'm putting the world to right
F#m
B
F#m
B
E
Called careers information, have you got yourself an occupation?
A
D
E
Oliver's Army is here to stay
A
D
E
Oliver's Army are on their way
A
A/g#
F#m
A/e
D
D/c#
E
A
D
D/c#
E6
E7
And I would rather be anywhere else but here today
A
D
E
There was a checkpoint Charlie, he didn't crack a smile
A
D
C#m
But it's no laughing party when you've been on the murder mile
F#m
B
F#m
B
E
Only takes one itchy trigger, one more widow one less white nigger
A
D
E
Oliver's Army is here to stay
A
D
E
Oliver's Army are on their way
A
A/g#
F#m
A/e
D
D/c#
E
A
D
D/c#
E6
E7
And I would rather be anywhere else but here today
G#m
F#
E
D#
Hong Kong is up for grabs, London is full of Arabs
C#
F#
E
F#
We could be in Palestine, overrun by the Chinese line
E
F#
With the boys from the Mersey and the Thames and the Tyne
B
E
F#
B
But there's no danger, it's a professional career
E
D#7
G#m
Though it could be arranged with just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear
C#
G#m
If you're out of luck you're out of work
C#
F#
B
E
F#
We could send you to Johannesburg
B
E
F#
Oliver's Army is here to stay
B
E
F#
Oliver's Army are on their way
B
B/a#
G#m
B/f#
E
E/d#
F#
B
And I would rather be anywhere else than here today And I would rather be anywhere else than here today And I would rather be anywhere else than here today
B
E
E/d#
F#
Oh oh oh oh... Oh oh oh...



What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love, And Understanding

<Nick Lowe>
A
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D
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A
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D
A
|
D
|
A
|
D
A
D
A
D
As I walk through This wicked world
F#m
B
E
D
Searching for light in the darkness of insanity
A
D
A
D
I ask myself "Is all hope lost?"
F#m
B
E
D
"Is there only pain and hatred, and misery?"
A
E
And each time I feel like losin' sight
F#m
D
There's one thing I wanna know
A
E
F#m
B
Whats so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding? Oh
A
E
F#m
E
Whats so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding?
A
|
D
|
A
|
D
A
|
D
|
A
|
D
A
D
A
D
As I walk on Through troubled times
F#m
B
E
D
My spirit gets so downhearted sometimes
A
D
A
D
So where I've gone And who I trusted
F#m
B
E
D
And where is the harmony, sweet harmony
A
E
'Cause each time I feel it slippin' away
F#m
D
It just makes me wanna cry
A
E
F#m
B
"Whats so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding?" Oh
A
E
F#m
E
"Whats so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding?"