EMILY MAGUIRE: VOCALS/GUITAR
CHRISTIAN DUNHAM: BASS
BROTHER B: DRUMS
(from the album 'Stranger Place')
© 2004 Shaktu Records

 

 
 
I TURNED ON THE NEWS
[E. Maguire]
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I turned on the news today
And they had nothing good and nothing new to say
The same old story again

They say they’d sent the soldiers out to play
At making peace a war’s the only way
For peace of mind we will pray

That we’re not to blame any longer
And we’re not ashamed any longer
Cos we’re not the same any longer

All the priests and politicians prayed
But God had given up and gone away
And his Son has turned in his grave

Cos he might just as well have been saved
For all the good his sacrifice has made
For all that good advice he gave
An eye for an eye and we’ll all be blinded

But we’re not to blame any longer
And we’re not ashamed any longer
We’re not the same any longer

Cos we’re civilised, we’re civilised
We wear a suit and tie
I turned on the news today
And they had nothing good and nothing new to say

We’re not to blame any longer
And we’re not ashamed any longer
We’re not the same any longer

So we sent the soldiers out to play
At making peace a war’s the only way
The same old story again