05-09-07

Is it for freedom? Sarah Thompson

 

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lyrics:

IS IT FOR FREEDOM?
Words and Music by Sara Thomsen
(c)1999 Sara Thomsen.

Rulers of the nations: as you fuss and fight
Over who owns this or that and who has the right,
To design, build, sell and store and fire
All the bombs and guns to defend your holy empire,

There are children hungry, children sick and dying.
There are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers crying.
They're only pawns in your play of power and corruption.
Slowly starve them, your new weapons of mass destruction,

And prove to me, America, that you care;
And prove to me, America, that you're aware
Who's dying for your freedom in this land;
Who pays the cost for the liberties you demand.

Is it for freedom or for comfort and convenience?
Is it to profit for big business we pledge our allegiance?
Are we prisoners in the land of the brave and bold,
Held by indifference or hearts grown hard and cold?

And prove to me, America, that you care;
And prove to me, America, that you're aware
Who's dying for your freedom in this land;
Who pays the cost for the liberties you demand.

Children of the world: you have the right
To sing and dance, run and play. Let your dreams take flight.
As the innocent die, you rulers carry the shame,
And if we stand idly by, we share the blame.

And oh,
America, do we care?
And oh,
America, are we aware
Who's dying for our comfort in this land?
Who pays the cost for the convenience we demand?

Children of the world: you have the right
To sing and dance, run and play.
Let your dreams take flight.

 

Dit lied gaat niet alleen over Amerika maar over eenieder die vrede neemt met de bestaande onrechtvaardige verdeling: if we stand idly, we share the blame

Als we er passief bij blijven delen we de blaam…

Wie onrecht ziet en het laat begaan, doet eraan mee…

Mooi lied dat moeilijk de hitparade kan halen want ook ‘an inconvenient truth’ maar van een andere soort.

http://www.protestmusic.org/thomsen/

meer protestzangers: http://www.protestmusic.org/

 

09:45 Gepost door doeterniettoe in Muziek | Permalink | Commentaren (1) | Tags: engagement |  Facebook |

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Great stuff!

Gepost door: Sicko | 07-09-07

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