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                                          Artist - Barclay James Harvest 
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                                                 Song - African
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                                              Face To Face (1987)    
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                                              Tabbed By - Ayreon77
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Tuning = Standard



VERSE 1
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            E  
Through the eyes of a child

There's no wrong or right
   A
No reason to hate

No need for a fight
   E
No color, no creed
   A          G
No malice, no greed
                         A
Till the child becomes a man

E       G A E

E
Give up your freedom
D
Hand back your rights
A
Then change your color now
       C
You're black not white
             A                       C
And there'll never be a piece of the action
              E
Now you're an African


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VERSE 2
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E                  D
Forget beliefs and swallow your pain
A
You're just a number now
    C
And Boy's your name
           A                        C
And you'll never get a piece of the action
             E
Now you're a working man


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PRE CHORUS
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E        A                   E
African, Asian, it's all the same
E             A
Brown, black, Caucasian
             E
It's all the same
E            A
Slave labor, working class
            E
What's in a name
G                    A
Far left, far right, center
                E
It's power they crave

E       C E
E  A  G A E


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CHORUS
*******
    E 
The politics of Apartheid
    D
The politics of shame
    A
The cold abuse of human rights
   C
Of torture and of pain
    A
Are only part of the action
C                 E
   When you're an African
    E
The politics of making more
    D
The politics of greed
    A
The cold abuse of poverty
   C
To keep your labor cheap
    A
Are only part of the action
C                 E
    When you're a working man


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PRE CHORUS
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E        A                   E
African, Asian, it's all the same
E             A
Brown, black, Caucasian
             E
It's all the same
E            A
Slave labor, working class
            E
What's in a name
G                    A
Far left, far right, center
G                    A
Far left, far right, center
C                    D
Far left, far right, center
                E
It's power they crave


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SOLO
*****
E       A C E A


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CHORUS
*******
    E
The politics of buying arms

When there's no food to eat
    D
The politics of digging gold

Instead of planting seeds
    C
The leader with his private golf course

And his flashy cars
     A
Sits playing with his diamond wrist watch

While the people starve
    E
The politics of shooting down

A plane that brings relief
   D
By fat men playing power games

Who've got enough to eat
    C
The politics of racial hate

The politics of war
    A
The men who sell the guns have fun

While we all count the score


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BRIDGE
*******
C
One, two, three, four
D
Thousands, millions
C            D
People dying just to keep
            E
Them in the action


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VERSE 3
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            A
Through the eyes of a man
        D
There's wrong and there's right
  A
A reason to hate

There's need for a fight
        E
There's color, there's creed
         A              G
There's malice, there's greed
                         A
When the child becomes a man



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