Songs

Listen

Listen, won’t you listen

I can hear the sound of mortars flying over head

Listen, won’t you listen

I can hear the sound of soldiers burying their dead

I can hear an endless ringing in my ears

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Listen, won’t you listen

I can’t hear the sound of children dying in the street

Listen, won’t you listen

I can hear the sound of mother’s crying at their feet.

Can’t you tell, that we’re living here in hell

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I do not know what day it is they come and go

So many years I have survived

And every day, I get down on my knees and pray

And thank the Lord that I’m alive

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Listen, won’t you listen

I can hear the sound of leaders shouting with disdain

Listen, won’t you listen

I can hear negotiations floundering again

No surprise, they don’t care who lives or dies

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Listen, won’t you listen

I can hear the civilian people screaming all around

Listen, won’t you listen

I can feel the tremors of explosions through the ground

The world’s alight with sirens wailing through the night.

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Listen, won’t you listen

I can hear the sound of strangers breaking down our door

Listen, won’t you listen

I can hear my neighbours being beaten the floor

There’s no excuse for such sadistical abuse

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There is no cause to justify these bloody wars

There was a time we shared the peace

That was then, we’ll never see those times again

‘Cause this war will never cease

Cos no one listens, no one listens, no one listens