From the recording TAKE A GOOD LOOK

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CHESS PIECES ON PARADE<br />
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He puts the pieces on the board; <br />
He tells them where to stand. <br />
They can&rsquo;t move of their own accord; <br />
He guides them with his hand. <br />
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He places them in jeopardy; <br />
Conflicts too high to count. <br />
He is both king and referee, <br />
As the casualties mount. <br />
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Pretty chess pieces <br />
On parade. <br />
Pretty chess people <br />
Play charades. <br />
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The knight leaps too late to escape<br />
The sly Queen&rsquo;s advances.<br />
The pawns are pounded out of shape<br />
By madmen taking chances.<br />
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The bishops bar the door too late;<br />
The castles both must fall.<br />
They all wait for the hand of fate<br />
To make its final call.<br />
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Pretty chess pieces<br />
On parade.<br />
Pretty chess people<br />
Play charades.<br />
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If only life were black and white<br />
And we were all the same.<br />
Maybe the madmen wouldn&rsquo;t fight;<br />
They&rsquo;d sit down to a game.<br />
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Then all we&rsquo;d lose would be chessmen,<br />
Not any human lives.<br />
Our soldiers would come home again &ndash;<br />
Our husbands, sons, and wives.<br />
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Pretty chess pieces<br />
On parade.<br />
Pretty chess people<br />
Play charades.<br />
<br />
If only life were black and white,<br />
And war was just a game.<br />
We could win or lose, day or night,<br />
And live on just the same.<br />
<br />
If only life were black and white,<br />
And war was just a game.<br />
We could win or lose, day or night,<br />
And live on just the same.<br />
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And live on just the same.<br />
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