Is It for Freedom? by Sara Thomsen

Is It for Freedom?
by Sara Thomsen

Rulers of the nations, as you fuss and fight,
Over who owns this or that and who has the right,
To design, build, to sell and store and fire
All the bombs and guns to defend your holy empire.

There are children, hungry children, sick and dying.
There are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers crying.
They’re only pawns in your play of power and corruption,
Slowly starve them, your new weapon of mass destruction.

[Refrain]
And prove to me, America, that you care.
And prove to me, America, you’re aware.
Who’s dying for your freedom in this land?
Who pays the cost for the liberties you demand?

Is it for freedom or our comfort and convenience?
Is it to profit for big business we pledge our allegiance?
Are we prisoners in the land of the brave and the bold?
Held by indifference, our hearts grown hard and cold?

[Refrain]

Children of the world, you have the right
To sing and dance, run and play, let your dreams take flight.
As the innocent die, you rulers carry the shame,
And if we stand idly by, we share in the blame.

And oh, oh, America, do we care?
Oh, America, are we aware?
Who’s dying for our comfort in this land?
Who pays the cost for the convenience we demand?

Children of the world, you have the right
To sing and dance, run and play, let your dreams take flight.

sarathomsen.com


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