Mudcat Café message #407319 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31365   Message #407319
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
27-Feb-01 - 02:23 PM
Thread Name: HELP! Need a song about peace!!!
Subject: RE: HELP! Need a song about peace!!!
I Come And Stand At Every Door
(N.Hikmet)
 
D C/D D C/D D
I come and stand at every door but no one hears my silent prayer
G A D Em C D
I knock and yet remain unseen for I am dead for I am dead
D C/D D
I'm only seven although I died
C/D D
In Hiroshima long ago
G A D Em C D
I'm seven now and I was then when children die they do not grow
D C/D D
My hair was scorched by swirling fire
C/D D
My eyes grew dim my eyes grew blind
G A D
Death came and turned my bones to dust
Em C D
And that was scattered by the wind
D C/D D C/D D
I need no fruit I need no rice I need no sweets nor even bread
G A D Em C D
I ask for nothing for myself for I am dead for I am dead
D C/D D
All that I ask for is for peace
C/D D
You fight today you fight today
G A D
So that the children of this world
Em C D
May live and grow and laugh and play

I can't get through this one without breaking up. If you can sing it, I think you'll find it's one of the more powerful anti-war songs ever made.