when the war is over

(c) 2014 Laurie Childers


D G/B (G, Gmaj7) A D/F#

when the war is over when the peace is won

D G/B A D

some emerge rejoicing to dance in the sun

D Em7 A9 A7 Bm Bm7

others just feel empty the last tears long since spilled

G A4 A G D

others feel an anger burn that could fuel it all again

 


D9 G/B A9 Bm Bm7

when the war is over soldiers return home

G A9 Bm7 A

tearful embraces seeking time and changes gone

D Em7 A Bm Bm7

some wounds break the spirit some wounds break the bone

G A G D/F#

when the war is over together not alone



D9 Bm7 G A A4

when the war is over when the deeds have all been done

D Bm G Gmaj7 A

history books rewritten renewals begun

D Bm Gmaj7 Em7 A

may you rise with hope, and prosper - may your garden bloom again

D Bm G A7 D

may you live and breathe forgiveness - may our children all be friends


instrumental (=1st verse, except last half of last line):

D G/B A D/F#

D G/B A D

D Em7 A (A7) Bm (Bm7)

G A9 Bm7 D E (E7) ( - transition to key of E )


E A9/C# B C#m C#m7

when the war is over when the peace is come

A9 B9 C#m7 B9

we nurture survivors change the rhythm of the drum

E F#m7 B9 C#m C#m7

(if) there’s no peace without justice, there’s no love if mercy’s gone

A B A E

when the war is over, there’s still work to be done



E9 C#m7 A B B4

when the war is over when the deeds have all been done

E C#m4 A Amaj7 B

history books rewritten renewals begun

E C#m Amaj7 F#m7 B

may we rise with hope, and prosper - may our gardens bloom again

E C#m A/C# B7 E

may we live and breathe forgiveness - may our children all be friends


(instrumental – repeats last verse)


E C#m A/C# B7 E E9 E

may we live and breathe forgiveness - may our children all be friends