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Peace

Jimmy Cliff
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No peace without justice!

Dall'album "Breakout" del 1992. Cliff scrisse il brano subito dopo la rivolta di Los Angeles, scoppiata in seguito all'assoluzione dei poliziotti del LAPD che l'anno precedente avevano massacrato di botte, selvaggiamente e senza giustificazione alcuna, un autista afroamericano, Rodney King:
How is there going to be peace
When there is no justice, oh no, oh
How is there going to be peace
When there is no justice, oh no, oh

Some people take much more than their share
Of the bounties of this land and that's not fair!
So many people got more than they need
While there're so many hungry mouths in the world to feed

And I will give my heart, so true
Yes, I will give my love for you
Tell me!

How is there going to be peace
When there is no justice, oh no, oh
How is there going to be peace
When there is no justice, oh no, oh

Someone has taken my share
But they just don't give a damn, no, they don't care
So you'll just find as we'll face it
But there ain't no other way to erase it

But I will give my heart, so true
Yes, I will give my love for you
Tell me!

How is there going to be peace
When there is no justice, oh no, oh
How is there going to be peace
When there is no justice, oh no, oh

And I will give my heart, so true
Yes, I will give my love for you
Tell me!

How is there going to be peace
When there is no justice, oh no, oh
And I want you tell me how
Cause we've got to face it
Here we've got to erase it
And I know, and you know
This is how I've got to face it
Tell me how...

And I want you tell me how
Down in South Africa
So we livin' in a wise...

How is there going to be peace
When there is no justice, oh no, oh
Only way to find peace
Is to put some justice where there is injustice!

Contributed by Alessandro - 2006/4/18 - 11:54



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