Авторы музыки: Phil Ochs
Ringing of Revolution
G C G C In a building of gold, with riches untold, G C G - C lived the families on which the country was founded. G C G C And the merchants of style, with their red velvet smiles, G Em D were there, for they also were hounded. G C G C And the soft middle class crowded in to the last, G Em Bm for the building was fully surrounded. G C G D7 G And the noise outside was the ringing of revolution. G C G C Sadly they stared and sank in their chairs G C G - C and searched for a comforting notion. G C G C And the rich silver walls looked ready to fall G Em D As they shook in doubtful devotion. G C G C The ice cubes would clink as they freshened their drinks, G Em Bm wet their minds in bitter emotion. G C G D7 G And they talked about the ringing of revolution. G C G - C We were hardly aware of the hardships they beared, G C G - C for our time was taken with treasure. G C G C Oh, life was a game, and work was a shame, G Em D And pain was prevented by pleasure. G C G C The world, cold and grey, was so far away G Em Bm In the distance only money could measure. G C G D7 G But their thoughts were broken by the ringing of revolution. G C G - C The clouds filled the room in darkening doom G C G - C as the crooked smoke rings were rising. G C G C How long will it take, how can we escape G Em D Someone asks, but no one's advising. G C G C And the quivering floor responds to the roar, G Em Bm In a shake no longer surprising. G C G D7 G As closer and closer comes the ringing of revolution. G C G - C Softly they moan, please leave us alone G C G - C As back and forth they are pacing. G C G C And they cover their ears and try not to hear G Em D WIth pillows of silk they're embracing. G C G C And the crackling crowd is laughing out loud, G Em Bm peeking in at the target they're chasing. G C G D7 G Now trembling inside the ringing of revolution. G C G C With compromise sway we give in half way G C G - C When we saw that rebellion was growing. G C G C Now everything's lost as they kneel by the cross G Em D Where the blood of christ is still flowing. G C G C To late for their sorrow they've reached their tomorrow G Em Bm and reaped the seed they were sowing. G C G D7 G Now harvested by the ringing of revolution. G C G C In tattered tuxedos they faced the new heroes G C G - C and crawled about in confusion. G C G C And they sheepishly grinned for their memoroes were dim G Em D of the decades of dark execution. G C G C Hollow hands were raised; they stood there amazed G Em Bm in the shattering of their illusions. G C G D7 G As the windows were smashed by the ringing of revolution. G C G C Down on our knees we're begging you please, G C G - C We're sorry for the way you were driven. G C G C There's no need to taunt just take what you want, G Em D and we'll make amends, if we're living. G C G C But away from the grounds the flames told the town G Em Bm that only the dead are forgiven. G C G D7 G As they crumbled inside the ringing of revolution.