Monday Monday Song 52 – Orphans of Peace

Hey little boy what’s that on your cheek? It’s a kiss my mama gave me before they sent her across the sea.
Hey little girl what’s that in your hand? It’s a ring my daddy gave me. Now he’s fighting in the sand.

Tell me what are we to do about this gulf between me and you?
Oh God, will you help us find a way?
Am I a fool for believing we will have some peace some day?

We wander in this desert of burning lust and greed where children wait while their parents bleed, searching for the home detroyed by this demon’s release, but in the end I wonder if we’re all orphans of peace.

Now tell me what are we to do about this gulf between me and you?
Oh God, will you help us find a way?
Am I a fool for believing we will have some peace some day?

Hey little boy what’s that in your hand? It’s a flower for my mama’s grave. She’s not coming home again.
Hey little girl what’s that in your eyes? It’s tears for my daddy. He’s raining from the sky.

I’m that American boy and you’re that Arab girl, watching our parents die in another war for the world.
I don’t know about you but I’m tired of being alone. I want Peace for my mother and Justice as my home

November 20, 1991

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