Breathe Fire, lyrics & Chords

Photo courtesy Giles Clarke, Reportage by Getyy

Photo courtesy Giles Clarke, Reportage by Getty

Breathe Fire is a project conceived and written for the Bhopal Medical Appeal. Its aim is to spread awareness of the ongoing disaster in Bhopal and, ultimately, to help shame those in positions of power into acting to put it right. We welcome all musicians to take the song and make their own version, in whatever way they see fit, using these lyrics and chords as a starting point.

BREATHE FIRE: LYRICS

[VERSE]
In a rolling cloud
Death blows around
The alleys of this town
Thousands gone
Thousands more to come
Still this thing go on
The lives they stole
The truth untold
The hopes they drowned
In the chemical ground
Tell me I’m wrong
You don’t run for long
When the devil take you under
With a killer in your lung

 

[CHORUS]
Breathe Fire
Weep blood
In the night
In the night
In the night
Breathe Fire
Weep blood
In the night

 

[VERSE]
You survive
You speak out
All these years of tears
Now it’s time
Time to shout
Time the whole world hears
But still we wait
At the politician’s gate
As the lawyers circulate
And the wheels of justice stall
Too late too late
As the air melt your chest
And the poison in the water
Take the baby from your breast

 

[CHORUS]
Breathe Fire
Weep blood
In the night
In the night
In the night
Breathe Fire
Hear me roar
Give money
Use the law
Breathe Fire
Hear me roar
Love is not enough
Do more

 

BREATHE FIRE LYRICS: (Gospel Version)

[INTRO]
Won’t you …. say it isn’t so …
Won’t you …. say it isn’t so …
SAY …. !!

[VERSE]
You won’t believe what I heard
Early morning December 3rd
In a rolling cloud
Death blows around
The alleys of this town

Thousands gone
Thousands more to come
Tell me I’m wrong
You don’t run for long
With a killer in your lung

[CHORUS]
Breathe fire
Weep blood
In the night
In the night

Breathe Fire
Weep blood
In the night ….

[VERSE]
You survive // You speak out
All these years of tears
Now it’s time to shout
Time the whole world hears

The lives they stole
The truth untold
The hopes they drowned
In the chemical ground

Too late too late
As the air melt your chest
And the poison in the water
Take the baby from your breast

I HAVE TO TELL YOU …
Love is not enough
Love is not enough

[CHORUS]
Breathe fire
Weep blood
In the night
In the night

Breathe fire
Hear me roar
Give money
Use the law

[BRIDGE]
So many so young so old so cold so gone
I wanna hear that story sung

So we shout // and march // and build ….
So the keepers of the peace
They come with // sticks
So we wait // at the politician’s gate
As the lawyers circulate
And the wheels of justice stall
And the man // in the big house
Looks out // of the big house
He knows he owe
He know he owe
HE HAS TO TELL YOU ….

Love is not enough
Love is not enough

[CHORUS]
Breathe fire
Weep blood
In the night
In the night

Breathe fire
Hear me roar
Give money
Use the law

Breathe fire
Hear me roar
Love is not enough
Do more

 

BREATHE FIRE (CHORDS)
[VERSE]:
G5   A5    D5
G5   A5   (blues lick)

[CHORUS]:
Dm   E     Am     G
Dm   E     Am     G

[MIDDLE 8 / SOLO]:
F       G     Am     Am
F       G     Am     Am

 

Photo courtesy Giles Clarke, Reportage by Getyy

Photo courtesy Giles Clarke, Reportage by Getty

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We believe Dow & DuPont must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.