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Halfway Round the World

Val Davis
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[1991]
Lyrics & Music by Val Davis
Album: Immortal [2003]
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"This tune was written during the Gulf War but is incredibly relevant today in light of the Bush administrations "War on Terrorism" and occupation of Iraq.
It's upbeat Acoustic Rock".
What am I to believe
Of what I've seen on my TV
Of all the killing going on
Somewhere halfway round the world.

They speak of cold deceit
And of the death put on the breeze
By the man we sold the weapons to
He kills with such great ease..

And I find it all to easy
To point a finger, take a stand
It's not my fault it was their job
To liberate that foreign land..

But looking at the photographs
Of mothers fallen down
While mourning over infants
Buried deep in bloody ground

I feel I failed humanity
I never raised my voice
I sat comfortably inside my home
I never made a choice
To tell the world they're people
Moms and Dads with boys and girls
But Hey, What could I have done
I'm only one man and I'm halfway round the world..


As we celebrate our soldiers
Coming home from months in sand
They're wearing shiny white dress gloves
To hide those blood stained hands

And though they say we've won that war
A skeptic I'll remain
To shed another blood for oil
Is to bring us all to shame.

And their ad campaigns were oh so slick
They filled us with our pride
Americans are lucky
'cause we were on the winning side

But looking at the photographs
Of mothers fallen down
While mourning over infants
Buried deep in bloody ground

I feel I failed humanity
I never raised my voice
I sat comfortably inside my home
I never made a choice..
To tell the world they're people
Moms and Dads with boys and girls
But hey, what could I have done
I'm only one man and I'm halfway round the world..

But hey, what could I have done
I'm only one man and I'm halfway round the world.

Contributed by giorgio - 2010/11/14 - 20:44



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