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Thread #2189 Message #905391
Posted By: GUEST,Pete of Windle
07-Mar-03 - 12:49 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Feed the Children (Eric Bogle)
Subject: Lyr Add: FEED THE CHILDREN (Eric Bogle)
I think this is the complete set of words
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 ears you won't hear them crying
If you close your eyes you won't see them dying
And if you close 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.
Have you seen the madmen who strut the world's stage
Rattling nuclear sabres as they prance and preen and rage
Threatening our destruction, while humanity holds its breath
Feeding on fear and bigotry while the children starve to death
But if' .. etc