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All Over the World

Val Davis
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[2003]
Lyrics & Music by Val Davis
Album: Immortal

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After 9/11 there was a lot of outrage over the loss of life.

In the early hours of Dec. 3, 1984, gas leaked from a plant in Bhopal, India, owned and operated by Union Carbide. The state government reported that approximately 3,800 persons died, 40 persons experienced permanent total disability, and 2,680 persons experienced permanent partial disability.

There were no wars initiated after this incident, in fact few Americans knew or cared.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has warned that his country faces a famine worse than that of 1984 which killed nearly one million people and sparked a big international relief effort.

Americans are so fortunate and could show much more compassion for other countries pain. Our suffering just doesn't compare to what the rest of the world experiences.
Standing at Ground Zero is more than one can bear
You can feel it in your body, you can taste it in the air
But this our greatest loss can't even be compared
To the lives lost each and everyday
To nothing but apathy…

We cringe at the thought -of just one lost innocent
These our precious moms and dads, sons and daughters of Americans decent
But what of all the bloodshed -for oil -and power -and greed
What of all the lives laid down
by nothing but apathy…

All over the world
All over the world

Standing at Ground Zero with eyes closed -it's hard to take a peek
It's hurts to hear forgiving words -about turning the other cheek
Vengence is may sayeth man, and we will see justice done.
We will make the killers pay and keep evil on the run..

Somewhere in a desert a child lies dying in her mother’s embrace
Maybe from the cold or from a gunshot wound,
Maybe with starvation on her face
We who fight for our addictions, we who would gladly die for our ease
We live without compassion -and we spread just like a disease
All over the world.

When will we learn -that to harm one kills us all
When will we realize -the self righteous always fall
When will we take a chance. Listen to the small voice inside
When will we understand -we're all fathers and mothers -and sisters and brothers
All over the world.

Contributed by giorgio - 2011/1/7 - 08:09



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