The Lady Speaks

Friday Anti-War Song

Today’s a two-fer, since I couldn’t decide which one to use.

— Jenn

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Bomb The World
— Michael Franti & Spearhead

Please tell me the reason
behind the colours that you fly
please tell me the reason
you want us to unify
you say you’re sorry
you say there is no other choice
but how can you feel sorry
when you kill people with no voice

You can chase down all your enemies
bring them to their knees
you can bomb the world to pieces
but you can’t bomb it into peace

You may even find the solution
to hunger and disease
you can bomb the world to pieces
but you can’t bomb it into peace

The earthquake of anger
simply brings more of the same
military madness
the smell of flesh and burning pain
so I sing out to the masses
stand up if you’re still sane
to all of us gone crazy
I sing this one refrain

You can chase down all your enemies
bring them to their knees
you can bomb the world to pieces
but you can’t bomb it into peace

I say, power to the people.

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Don’t Let the Bastards Get You Down
— Kris Kristofferson

They’re killing babies in the name of Freedom
We’ve been down that sorry road before
They let us hang around a little longer than they should have
And it’s too late to fool us anymore

We’ve seen the ones who killed the ones with vision
Cold-blooded murder right before your eyes
Today they hold the power and the money and the guns
It’s getting hard to listen to their lies.

And I’ve just got to wonder what my Daddy would’ve done
If he’d seen the way they turned his dream around
I’ve got to go by what he told me, try to tell the truth
And stand your ground
DON’T LET THE BASTARDS GET YOU DOWN

Mining roads
Killing farmers
Burning down schools full of children
Fighting communism

And I’ve just got to wonder what my Daddy would’ve done
If he’d seen the way they turned his dream around
I’ve got to go by what he told me, try to tell the truth
And stand your ground

DON’T LET THE BASTARDS GET YOU DOWN

March 2, 2007 - Posted by | America, Children, Civil War, Government, Iraq, Middle East, Music, Politics, Protest, Rumsfeld, Uncategorized, US Military, Veterans, War, White House, World Peace

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