Friday, August 11, 2006

They Shall Never Stand Again

They Shall Never Stand Again
(dedicated to all the masters of war and the kids being blown to bits on both sides, for whatever it's worth)

They shall never stand again
In the alcoves
With the fairies

They shall never stand again
Faces red
Smiles merry

They shall never stand again
With their two sticks
Nailed together

They shall never stand again
Wooden swords
Foul weather

They shall never stand again
Face to face
Weapons drawn

They shall never stand again
Arms ajar
‘Let’s get it on!’

They shall never stand again
Against the dragons
In the old shed

They shall never stand again
Against the monsters
Under the bed

They shall never stand again
For the righteous
For the free

They shall never stand again
For the poor
For you and me

They shall never stand again
In the pathways
Between white houses

They shall never stand again
For the instincts
That arouse us

They shall never stand again
For innocence
For naiveté

They shall never stand again
For their rights
To sing and play

They shall never stand again
Against parental oppression

They shall never stand again
Bedtime is a weapon

They shall never stand again
Not the way
They once stood

They shall never stand again
Against the bad
For the good

They shall never stand again
In their mansions
Their compromise

They shall never stand again
To the top
They did rise

They shall never stand again
Stepped upon childhood

They shall never stand again
Said goodbye to wild woods

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