From the recording Water of Ten
BORDERS copyright 2007
We saw them load their weapons
And sing as they marched off to war
Daring our young men to fight on a hill
In a place they never heard of before
Trying to even the score
A thousand will die but still you'll send more.
Every country that ever fought
Always had God on their side
The old men talk on while the young men get killed
Live on the 6 o'clock news
What kind of world did we choose?
It can only stop when we all refuse
To be used.
THE LAND DOESN'T BELONG TO ANYONE
IT WAS HERE LONG BEFORE YOU AND ME
MAN ALWAYS HAS TO HAVE BORDERS
AND FIGHTS OVER THEM EVENTUALLY
NATURE IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING
WHAT ONCE WAS THE SHORE IS THE SEA
A MEADOW WAS ONCE A DEEP CANYON
THE BORDERS CHANGE NATURALLY
THE BORDERS CHANGE NATURALLY.
But Man always fights over borders
And tries to expand them by force
He keeps wanting more and more land
'Til the battles run out their course
And his enemies sit back with remorse
The Peacemakers cry until they are hoarse.
You talk about nuclear disarmament
As your scientists develop more
You ban prayer in schools
But say it's allowed
In the upcoming Nuclear War.
Children can kneel on the floor
Your laws on that day
Will all be ignored.
When all the planes have been grounded
And all the tanks have run dry
And all of your ships
Have gone under the sea
There willl be no reason to cry
'Cause all the generals will die
The dove once again
Will be able to fly
Fly high Fly high Fly high