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People People People - Song lyrics

Updated on April 6, 2012

Daughter daughter daughter
How do I explain
Why your father is dead?

My son my son my son
How can I explain
Why there’s a bullet in his head?

People people people
There’s so much anger
But is it so much
To want to kill a stranger?

Where is the carpenter of peace
To walk in our midst?
Even if he walked on water
Would he be betrayed by a bullet or a kiss?

People people people
We fight over a man’s last meal
And one unkind word
Why do we kill instead of kneel?

Where is the man who had a dream
To wake us from our sleep?
He walked across a bridge
And sowed his life for you to reap

People people people
Why must a good man die
For anyone to care
Are there any tears left to cry?

Where is the little man with salt in his hand
To give us courage and dignity?
He died by the same bullet
Because mankind cannot live in harmony



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      The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you Minnetonka!

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Such a sad but beautifully written song/poem. Nice message of peace and love vs violence and hate.

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      The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Hi acaetnna - Yes. You are right. All the killing gets to me. Thank you for commenting.

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      We must avert war and live in peace. Too many lives have been lost in vain. This was a very poignant poem. Voting up and pressing your buttons too!