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An Eye for an Eye

Ed Newbegin
Language: English



[2004]
Lyrics & Music by Ed Newbegin

Ed Newbegin


"This song is about the time of the invasion of Iraq. I got tired of hearing the same old justifications for going to war and the obvious lies that were told to whip up the populace. It sounded all too familiar, and still does.
The secrecy, hubris, and disrespect for the American people are so like the Nixon regime.
I suffered like so many of my fellow countrymen on September 11, but what I took away from that was the feeling of "Enough of the old way. Time for a change". Our President and his inner circle have learned nothing and are more than happy to send our children into another senseless conflict that only promotes violence as a means toward peace. Hey, it worked before, right?"
When I open the paper and I look inside
How millions are starving and thousands have died
I'm askin' myself "Who should I fear?"
And then a small voice whispers in my ear - sayin'

Live And let live, let nature be your teacher
Respectin' the lives of your fellow creatures
Hindu or Muslim, Christian or Jew
Who knows, the next terrorist might look just like you.

Was it that long ago that we lived through the Hell
of the flames and the heroes and the towers that fell
Their names and faces will never fade with time
But take an eye for an eye and the world will be blind

Live and let live, let nature be your teacher
Respectin' the lives of your fellow creatures
Hindu or Muslim, Christian or Jew…
Who knows, the next terrorist might look just like you.

Our leaders cry out to avenge what we saw
With blood in their eyes - the swords they do draw
They call up the soldiers and order attack
Vietnam, Nicaragua, Iran and Iraq !

Live and let live, let nature be your teacher
Respectin' the lives of your fellow creatures
Hindu or Muslim, Christian or Jew…
Who knows, the next terrorist -might look just like you.

Now hundreds are rotting in jails far and wide
Their names kept secret, no one on their side
We say it's for justice, perhaps this is true
But who would stand up if they came next for you

Live and let live, let nature be your teacher
Respectin' the lives of your fellow creatures
Hindu or Muslim, Christian or Jew...
Who knows, the next terrorist might look just like you.

Who knows, the next terrorist
Might look just like you..

Contributed by giorgio - 2012/5/26 - 17:21



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