SONG LYRICS FOR: "NOTHING BETTER, NOTHING WORSE"
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Lead Vocal: Emmanuel Gilligan
Lyrics and Music: Emmanuel Gilligan
Producer: Emmanuel Gilligan

"NOTHING BETTER, NOTHING WORSE"

Verse 1
Stand by the seaside, watching the gentle order
Where air, earth & ocean make their sacred border.
No hard lines in the sand, no barbed wire fences;
Keeping God's command, the only defenses
They'll need.
No greed.

Verse 2
Stand by the seaside where the landing craft steamed in,
Pitting hard, cold steel against our fragile human skin.
Say a prayer for the thousands who never the shore.
Seems it's only the dying who see the end of war.
Now how blue is that,
But how true is that.

Chorus 1
Hey, I'm just glad I can still breathe,
Still make love, not man's greatest curse,
'Cause in peace, there's nothing better,
And in war, in war, there's nothing worse.

Verse 3
Genocide in the Balkans, famine on the Horn;
In my own short lifetime there've been so many nations torn. -
Hey, I grew up with the knowledge it could be over in half a day.
Then, there's the inner conflict: cold or hot, war's the price that we pay [so they say]
For our so-called freedom, but where's the love & the joy?
At least Earth's destroyers God will one day destroy.

Chorus 2
And I thank Him I can still breathe,
Still make love, not man's greatest curse.
When we live it right, there's nothing better,
'Cause when we fight, there's nothing worse.

Bridge
But I know, we can still get it together
To make us one, something better.
Open up your mind, & that's a start.
But only love can change a heart,

Chorus 3
One day we'll all breathe free,
We'll make love, never our greatest curse.
Gonna live it right, there's nothing better,
'Cause when we fight, when we fight, there's nothing worse.

Chorus 4
Breathe free!
Let's make love, not our greatest curse.
In peace, there's nothing better,
And in war, in war, there's nothing worse.

Ending
Do our leaders know there's nothing better?
Do they know there's nothing worse?
Wish they knew there's just nothing better,
Pray they see that there's nothing worse.
-- --
Seems it's only the dyin' who see the end of war.


"NOTHING BETTER, NOTHING WORSE" (With Chords)

Intro: (Em)-(F)-(Em)-(F)-(Em)-(F)

Verse 1
(Em)Stand by the seaside, (D#)watching the gentle (Em)order (D#)
Where (Em)air, earth & ocean (D#)make their sacred (Em)border. (D#)
No (Em)hard lines in the sand, no (D#)barbed wire fences;
(Em)Keeping God's command, the (D#)only defenses
They'll (Em)need.
(Am)No (Em)greed.

(Am)-(F)

Verse 2
(Em)Stand by the seaside where the (D#)landing craft steamed (Em)in, (D#)
Pitting (Em)hard, cold steel against our (D#)fragile human (Em)skin. (D#)
Say a (Em)prayer for the thousands (D#)who never the (Em)shore. (D#)
Seems it's (Em)only the dying (D#)who see the end of (Em)war. (D#)
Now how (Em)blue is that,
(Am)But how (Em)true is that. (Am)

Chorus 1
Hey, I'm (G)just glad (D)I can still (Em)breathe,
Still make (G)love, (D)not man's (Em)greatest curse,
'Cause in (G)peace, there's (D)nothing (Em)better,
And in (D#)war, in (F)war, there's nothing worse.

(Em)-(F)-(Em)-(F)

Verse 3
(Em)Genocide in the Balkans, (D#)famine on the (Em)Horn; (D#)
In my (Em)own short lifetime there've been (D#)so many nations (Em)torn. (D#)-(F)
Hey, I grew (Em)up with the knowledge it could be (D#)over in half a (Em)day. (D#)
Then, there's the (Em)inner conflict: cold or (D#)hot, war's the price that we (Em)pay [so they (D#)say]
For our (Em)so-called freedom, but where's the (Am)love & the joy?
At least (Em)Earth's destroyers God will (Am)one day destroy.

Chorus 2
And I (G)thank Him (D)I can still (Em)breathe,
Still make (G)love, (D)not man's (Em)greatest curse.
When we live it (G)right, there's (D)nothing (Em)better,
'Cause when we (D#)fight, (F)there's nothing worse.

(Em)-(F)-(Em)-(F) (Em)-(F)-(Em)-(F)
(G)-(D)-(Em) (G)-(D)-(Em) (G)-(D)-(Em)
(F)-(Em)

Bridge
(Em)But I know, we can still (Am)get it together
(Em)To make us one, (Am)something better.
Open up your mind, & (D7)that's a start.
But only (G)love can change a (Am)heart,

Chorus 3
One (G)day we'll (D)all breathe (Em)free,
We'll make (G)love, (D)never our (Em)greatest curse.
Gonna live it (G)right, there's (D)nothing (Em)better,
'Cause when we (D#)fight, when we (F)fight, there's nothing worse.

Chorus 4
(G)(D)Breathe (Em)free!
Let's make (G)love, (D)not our (Em)greatest curse.
In (G)peace, there's (D)nothing (Em)better,
And in (D#)war, in (F)war, there's nothing worse.

(Em)-(F)-(Em)-(F)

Ending
(Em)Do our leaders know there's nothing better? (F)
(Em)Do they know there's nothing worse? (F)
(Em)Wish they knew there's just nothing better, (F)
(Em)Pray they see that there's nothing worse.
(G)-(D)-(Em) (G)-(D)-(Em)
Seems it's only the dyin' (D#)who see the end of (Em)war.

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