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Not In My Name

Mal Finch
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We can see the forces gathering like so many times before
"Working for Peace," they say; preparing for war
They are claiming to be standing for democracy
But their voices would be silenced if democracy could speak...

You're not doing it in my name!
You're not doing it in my name! [8 times altogether]

Make no mistake this outrage is a deed to be condemned
But for people seeking liberty the U.S.A.'s no friend.
Well, remember South East Asia, Palestine and East Timor:
If liberty could speak, I tell you liberty would roar:

You're not doing it in my name!
You're not doing it in my name!

They shout about the terrorists and seek to pin the blame
On a fundamentalist bigot funded by the C I A
And as night falls back in Gaza - another twenty die
If humanity could speak, well, humanity would cry:

You're not doing it in my name!
You're not doing it in my name!

Politicians from their pedestals will talk of bravery
For "noble" and "heroic" read " self-interest" and "greed"
We're the champions of order; of that there is no doubt
But if human rights could speak, I tell you human rights would shout:

You're not doing it in my name!
You're not doing it in my name!

Arms dealers make their fortunes on the backs of those who die
While leaders without vision prepare for genocide
To those who claim to represent me, I can smell hypocrisy
I don't give my permission, no, you cannot speak for me.

You're not doing it in my name!
You're not doing it in my name!

Contributed by Alessandro - 2008/11/5 - 10:17



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