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Not in my name (John McCutcheon)

DigiTrad:
A TRUE STORY
CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES
DEEP SETTLED PEACE
DOING MY JOB
IF I WERE A FEATHERBED
LAMENT


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Subject: Not in my name
From: little john cameron
Date: 09 May 02 - 09:23 PM

John McCutcheon


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Subject: RE: Not in my name
From: CarolC
Date: 09 May 02 - 09:40 PM

Is there a story that comes with this ljc? The title intrigues me.


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Subject: RE: Not in my name
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 May 02 - 10:04 PM

John writes some great stuff doesn't he as well as being a top trad performer.

Carol, this one is written from "god's viewpoint" and you can read some of John's comments on 9-11 as well as get the lyrics and some background on this page of his website. There are a few others there as well.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Not in my name
From: Bobert
Date: 09 May 02 - 10:20 PM

Thanks for the link Spawzer and thanks for the validation, John... Ol' Bobert been stranded over on the "Conscription" thread holed up in the Peace Alamo for the last three days without and reinforcments fighting off those who think of only military solutions. But, hey, might have brought a couple of folks a few feet closer to loolking at other alternatives for solving problems... (Fingers crossed...)


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Subject: RE: Not in my name
From: CarolC
Date: 09 May 02 - 10:39 PM

Thanks guys. For some reason I can't listen to all of it on my computer, but what I did hear sounded compelling.


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Subject: RE: Not in my name
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 May 02 - 10:55 PM

Not in My Name


Words & music by John McCutcheon

You see the plane in the distance
You see the flame in the sky
See the young ones running for cover
See the old ones wondering why
They tell us that the world is a dangerous place
We live in a terrible time
But in Hiroshima, New York or in Baghdad
It's the innocent who die for the crime

Chorus
Not in my name
Not in my name
Not in my name
Not in my name

The witnesses watch through the window
Their hearts locked in horror and pain
At the man lying strapped to a gurney
As the poison is pumped through his veins
And I'm wondering who are the prisoners
Who holds the lock and the key
Who holds the power over life, over death
When will we finally be free? Chorus

Bridge
We stray and we stumble in seeking the truth
And wonder why it's so hard to find
But an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth
Leaves the whole world toothless and blind

Through the ages I have watched all your holy wars
Your jihads, your Crusades
I have been used as inspiration, I've been used as an excuse
For the murder and the misery you've made
I thought I made it clear in the Bible
In the Torah and in the Koran
What is it in my teaching about loving your enemies
That you people don't understand? Chorus

©2001 John McCutcheon/Appalsongs (ASCAP)


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Not in my name
From: Sorcha
Date: 09 May 02 - 11:23 PM

John is always amazing. I love the man. Nice guy, too. Had lunch with him several times at Winfield.


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Subject: RE: Not in my name
From: bflat
Date: 09 May 02 - 11:29 PM

Makes one stop and think if you haven't already been doing that. He is very accomplished in his lyrics and his music. When will we ever learn?

Ellen


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Subject: RE: Not in my name (John McCutcheon)
From: artbrooks
Date: 10 May 02 - 10:51 AM

We heard him do this live last fall. A very emotional experience.


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Subject: RE: Not in my name (John McCutcheon)
From: Fortunato
Date: 10 May 02 - 11:34 AM

Great lyrics. thanks, Pat. and best regards. Chance


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Subject: RE: Not in my name (John McCutcheon)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 10 May 02 - 02:28 PM

Anybody read The Onion? God Refloods Middle East - God Asks What Part of DO NOT KILL Don't You Understand? Etc. Nice song!


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Subject: RE: Not in my name (John McCutcheon)
From: InOBU
Date: 10 May 02 - 04:01 PM

Brilliant song! I have been doing a wee bit of work for the minority communities of Bangladesh, and so, I have not had a lot of time to keep up with things on the cat. But after several weeks of storries of murder of Hindus and Budhists, and heart breaking storries of public mass rape - even of children to drive the minority indiginous community out of Bangladesh, it is good to see a song which reinforces a faith in humanity.
My hat's off to John... Larry


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Subject: RE: Not in my name (John McCutcheon)
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 10 May 02 - 05:46 PM

Well done piece of music. I like his voice as well. And, of course, the message is spot on.


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