Sunday, 6 February 2011

ABBA protest songs

I was thinking about next year's Christmas album already... and had the idea to do ABBA protest songs. Has a nice ring to it don't you think? I'll keep the choruses and change the verses (which no one can remember anyway). Any big ABBA fans and world watchers got ideas for subjects?
Mama Mia - 
Knowing me, knowing you
Dancing queen
The name of the game - China
One man, one woman - Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver
Take a chance on me - Obama
Fernando - Torres and player's salaries
Money money money - Bank bonuses
Summer night city
Voules Vous
The winner takes it all - Israel/Palestine
Super trouper

Tuesday, 1 February 2011


Em                             A
The fences only go so high
Over lands that you occupy
End the blockades and violence and attacks
That only end up coming back


D                 A                  G
Israel needs to emanate love
For the future

Israel needs to emanate love
With open arms
Israel needs to emanate love

All sides should read the books that they prize
And that violence is heresy in disguise
Cos when the only thing you export is hate
Things are only going to escalate


Come on Cairo

Come on Cairo
Follow the wisdom of youth
Don't wait now
The moment is here

Come on Cairo
Your long chance has come
Be bold now
Don't settle for less

Dm (high)
He may hose you down
And gas you out
F                          C
But you can't keep the people down

He can try to keep you quiet
And cut off the net
Still your voices are the only ones being heard


As they beat you down
Try to turn you around
Be visible as he hides away

And as he takes lives
He must never be revived
He's a panicked man who knows the end has come

Come on Cairo
Lead your country to freedom
Be loud now
Your bravery will win