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Thread #2189   Message #2103828
Posted By: Jim Dixon
15-Jul-07 - 10:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Feed the Children (Eric Bogle)
Subject: Lyr Add: FEED THE CHILDREN (Eric Bogle)
The lyrics from Eric Bogle's own web site are nearly identical to the ones posted by Pete above. Only the sequence of lines is a bit different:

(Eric Bogle)

1. Have you seen the children who disturb our paradise,
Staring from the TV with empty dying eyes,
No trace of anger at the betrayal of the trust
That left them to die like starving dogs in the famine's bitter dust?

But if you close your eyes, you won't see them dying.
If you close your ears, you won't hear them crying.
And if you close your mind, your heart won't condemn.
If the future's born with every birth,
Tell me, how much is a child's life worth?
We must feed the children of the earth
Or the future dies with them.

2. And have you seen the madmen who strut the world's stage
Threatening our destruction as they prance and preen and rage,
Rattling nuclear sabres as humanity holds its breath,
Feeding on fear and bigotry while the children starve to death?