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Not Just War
 
(Tune; The Burning of Auchendoon)
 
Straw and Powell, Blair and Bush,
Twisting, dodging, lying.
It’s politicians make the wars,
But it’s plain folk do the dying.
Think Again ! Think Again !
Listen to us, and think again.
It’s not just war, this is no just war,
Your bombs are not in our name.
 
The bird of Hate clawed at New York,
Revenge’s flame to meet it,
But warring words fan that flame,
They will not see Hate defeated.
Stand Away! Stand Away !
To your own jurisdiction.
How can UN minds fair decide,
When you’ve already passed conviction ?
 
Two million marched in London’s streets,
(A) Hundred thousand in Glasgow,
But still you say we don’t understand,
(And) That you know more than we know.
Crawin ! Crawin !
For a’ yer crouse crawin.
Ye’ll be miles away, tucked up in bed,
When Mosul hears the trumpets blawin.
 
Think Again ! Think Again !
Listen to us, and think again.
It’s not just war, this is no just war,
Your bombs are not in our name.
 
 
 
© Bob Murray 2003 (PRS 678028221)

 
 

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