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Peace Is The Way

Tom Parrott
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[1969]
Testo trovato su Broadside Magazine n.104 del 1969

Come risulta dall’archivio della biblioteca dell’Università del North Carolina, la canzone fu registrata da Tom Parrott e dal Rev. Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick su nastro, registrazione che fa parte della “Broadside Collection 1962-1991”
There is no way to Peace, Peace is the way,
There is no way to Peace, Peace is the way,
If you want to end all war, throw your weapons out the door
For there is no way to Peace, Peace is the way.

Do you recall Big Brother’s words in nineteen eighty four, (1)
When he said that “War is Peace, and Peace is War”,
Well, that may sound absurd, but I’ve heard on my T.V.
That our President is telling us that war is the way to Peace

But there is no way to Peace, Peace is the way,
There is no way to Peace, Peace is the way,
If you want to end all war, throw your weapons out the door
For there is no way to Peace, Peace is the way.

We have talked of peace in Paris, Geneva and New York,
For no one seems to understand that peace won’t come through talk;
So we talk in other cities in a voice that will not cease,
And continue with the war while we’re searching for the peace

But there is no way to Peace, Peace is the way,
There is no way to Peace, Peace is the way,
If you want to end all war, throw your weapons out the door
For there is no way to Peace, Peace is the way.

Peace is our profession, our Air Force proudly boasts,
As it stockpiles bombs and missiles, germs and gasses coast to coast,
But a peaceful peasant people is strafed and bombed and gassed,
And we’ll play with genocide again until we understand at last…

That there is no way to Peace, Peace is the way,
There is no way to Peace, Peace is the way,
If you want to end all war, throw your weapons out the door
For there is no way to Peace, Peace is the way.

War makes men, I guess you’ve heard, it makes them kill and die,
But we go to war regardless, we say our search of peace is why,
And we see the weeping widows, orphans starving every day,
And we say we’re seeking peace and this is the only way…

But there is no way to Peace, Peace is the way,
There is no way to Peace, Peace is the way,
If you want to end all war, throw your weapons out the door
For there is no way to Peace, Peace is the way.

Our president has asked us to step into line once more
While he and generals Thieu and Ky are winding down this war. (2)
He says he’s searching for the way, he’s trying hard to please,
But in ten thousand years of war, war has never brought us peace

For there is no way to Peace, Peace is the way,
There is no way to Peace, Peace is the way,
If you want to end all war, throw your weapons out the door
For there is no way to Peace, Peace is the way.
Note:

(1) Riferimento a “1984” di George Orwell.

(2) Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, presidente dal 1967 al 1975 del Vietnam del Sud collaborazionista.
Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, primo ministro e poi vice-presidente del Vietnam del Sud dal 1965 al 1971.

Contributed by Alessandro - 2009/6/4 - 14:18



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