Protest Music Moment

After so many lies from the US government, so manyny manipulations and desecrations by the Bush Goons, I need a protest-music moment, and why not share, eh?

We’ve talked about this song before — Willie Nelson, pissed off at the news, penned this on Christmas Day, 2003, and recently started performing it. Let’s hope the words of the talented Dennis Kucinich will seep into the souls of all of those who consider themselves good Americans and good world citizens. War is not the answer.

Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth?

There’s so many things going on in the world
Babies dying
Mothers crying
How much oil is one human life worth
And what ever happened to peace on earth

We believe everything that they tell us
They’re gonna’ kill us
So we gotta’ kill them first
But I remember a commandment
Thou shall not kill
How much is that soldier’s life worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

So I guess it’s just
Do unto others before they do it to you
Let’s just kill em’ all and let God sort em’ out
Is this what God wants us to do

And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

Now you probably won’t hear this on your radio
Probably not on your local TV
But if there’s a time, and if you’re ever so inclined
You can always hear it from me
How much is one picker’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

But don’t confuse caring for weakness
You can’t put that label on me
The truth is my weapon of mass protection
And I believe truth sets you free

And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

As soon as I can get the chords together, this is going into our Protest Music Archive.

Thanks, Willie. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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