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Safe Behind The Wire chords

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Safe Behind The Wire


Intro

D       A      D

D                       
When the bodies were bagged and the telegrams sent
        G                       D
And the very last chopper had gone
 D      G                            D          Bm          A
And you looked out the window of the 707 on the airfield in Saigon,
D                               Bm
Some of us thought that the war was over
G                       D
Some of us couldn’t care less;
G                             D                    G                    A
But you came home and threw a stay-behind party to try to clear up the mess.

        G               D           A                   D
I don’t know where you are tonight..I’m down here in a firefight…
F#m                                   G    A          D       
But where-ever you are, I hope you’re safe behind the wire.

D                               Bm                G                     D
We were fighting for freedom in South-East Asia…. That’s how the story ran;
G                     D                    Bm         A
Windy speeches about a domino falling from China into Vietnam…
D                               Bm      G                          D
But look back in sickness and anger,   Australia didn’t honour her debt;
G                  D                                 G               A
And non-commission Officer Thompson learned that the war wasn’t over yet.


   G            D                               A                   D
Living on your nerves, living on the phone and sleeping in airports far from home….
F#m                G    A          D    
Dusted off now and safe behind the wire.


Instrumental:   A       G       D       A       G


D                               Bm                G                   D
Well he have and he gave and he kept on giving, till he just couldn’t give anymore;
G                       D                      Bm       A
And he gave it away one morning in Sydney in a rust-red Commodore…

D                                Bm                G                  D
And I remember Phill best talking on the phone, with a cheeky grin on his face….
G                               D
Because Royal Commissioners and Knights of the Realm 
G                                  A
Thought that Phill didn’t know his place.

        G               D           A                   D
I don’t know where you are tonight..I’m down here in a firefight…
F#m                                   G    A          D       
But where-ever you are, I hope you’re safe behind the wire.

A                                       G                          D
And the’re still bagging bodies, Phill, though fourteen years have gone;
    A                                                G          A
And the mums and the dads and the wives and the kids still have to soldier on.

        G               D           A                   D
I don’t know where you are tonight..I’m down here in a firefight…
F#m                                   G    A          D       
But where-ever you are, I hope you’re safe behind the wire.

        G               D           A                   D
I don’t know where you are tonight..I’m down here in a firefight…
F#m                                   G    A          D       G   A   D
But where-ever you are, I hope you’re safe behind the wire.

            
            
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