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Foolish Notion

Why do we kill people who are killing people to show that killing people is wrong?


I saw a button once that said, "Why do we kill people who are killing people to show that killing people is wrong?" Beware of song writers. They might take the button off your shirt before they take the shirt off your back. (Holly Near)

 

Why do we kill people who are killing people
To show that killing people is wrong?
What a foolish notion, that war is called devotion
When the greatest warriors
Are the ones who stand for peace

War toys are growing stronger
The problem stays the same
The young ones join the army
While General What's-His-Name
Is feeling full of pride
That the army will provide
But does he ask himself

Why do we kill people who are killing people
To show that killing people is wrong?
What a foolish notion, that war is called devotion
When the greatest warriors
Are the ones who stand for peace


Death row is growing longer
The problem stays the same
The poor ones get thrown in prison
While warden What's-His-Name
Is feeling justified
But when will the law be tried
For never asking

Why do we kill people who are killing people
To show that killing people is wrong?
What a foolish notion, that war is called devotion
When the greatest warriors
Are the ones who stand for peace


Children are so tender.
They will cross the earth if they think they are saving a friend.
They get drawn in by patriot lies,
 right before our eyes,
 they leave our homes
And then they find out once they're all alone.
They keep asking the age old question:
Why?

Words and Music: Holly Near
Copyright 2000 Hereford Music (ASCAP)
Songs and lyrics in german and english [-cartcount]