Thursday, February 04, 2016

SoNG: Foolish Notion

Foolish Notion
Written by Holly Near
PeHP Source: Songsheets 1983-84

 Why do we kill people who are killing people
to show that killing people is wrong?
What a foolish notion that war is called devotion
When the greatest warriors 
are the ones who stand for peace.

   War toys are growing stronger
The problems stay the same
The young ones join the army
While general what's-his-name
Is feeling full of pride
That the army will provide
But does he ask himself

Death row is growing longer
The problems stay the same
The poor ones get thrown in prison
While warden what's-his-name
is feeling justified
But when will he be tried (when justice is denied)
For never asking why…

Children are so tender
They will cross the earth if they think 

they are saving a friend
They get drawn in by patriotic lies
Right before our eyes
They leave our home
And then they find out once they're all alone
They're asking the age old question


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