DARING TO SPEAK

“We are students, teachers, firemen, nuns,
waitresses, veterans, daughters and sons
And we’re marching through the streets
With our banners and dreams
For a world built on justice
Instead of on greed.”
Daring To Speak* (3:07)
for Martin

Daring to speak against the war machine
To stop the destruction of innocent beings
From the streets of New York City to Washington D.C.
We’re sending an urgent warning
We are students, teachers, firemen, nuns
Waitresses, veterans, daughters and sons
And we’re marching through the streets
With our banners and dreams
For a world built on justice instead of on greed

Chorus
And we say:
Turn off your TVs and the corporate news
Throw off their blanket of lies
It’s time to listen to some painful truths
For the sake of life
Let us rise

Martin Luther King was a very brave man
He stood up and spoke out against the war in Vietnam
And he said
Oh my mighty nation what have we done
By tryin’ to rule the world
’Cause we have the biggest bombs?

Chorus

On the shores of Manhattan
Thousands have died
As we remember in grief
We’re left wondering why
But are we honoring the fallen
By dropping cluster bombs
On Iraqi children who’ve done us no harm?

Chorus

vocals & acoustic guitar: Sharleen Leahey
background vocals: Catherine Moon
electric bass: Sonja Leahey
engineer: Ray Korona (Hobo Star Music)
produced by: Sharleen Leahey & Ray Korona

words and music by Sharleen Leahey
© 2004 / August Echo Songs / BMI


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LISTEN

•Say No To Wa
r

from the CD So Frail (2004)

•Wonder

from the forthcoming CD Rumors of Peace due out later this year


Sharleen Leahey • songwriter/singer/recording artist • www.rumorsofpeace.net • www.sharleenleahey.com • © 2017 songs4peace