Thursday, 9 April 2009

We've Got to Find Another Way

By Mark Spoelstra (1962)

I got a Form from my Draft Board sayin' this is what to do
Fill out this Form if you want to be a conscientious objector too

Because I know there's got to be Peace
Peace on Earth some day
But Peace don't come from war, you see
We've got to find another way

Well I waited for five long months
Thinkin it's the alternative for me
But they gave me military duty
And they gave it in the 1st degree

Now I do love, I love this land
And Freedom is God-sent
But when it comes to killing men
I won't do it for any government

I'm going to tell my draft board
That they don't have the right
To make a man go to war
Go to kill and fight

Now the army teaches a man
To go to war and kill
If I have to go to jail
God knows that I will. CHO.

Now they jail a man for murder
Because it is a crime
But if you don't kill for the army
You serve the same prison time

Some people are building them fallout shelters
But I don't know what for
Where are they going to get something to eat
After a nuclear war? CHO.

Now the moral of this here song
Is plain as day to see
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
To be or not to be. CHO.

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