Silent Tree Music - Song Lyrics
( Pro-peace anti-war activist bumper sticker
story song lyrics )
WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER
Copyright © 2010 - MickTerry.com
On YouTube, performed LIVE by MICK TERRY (soon!)
It all began with a bumper sticker
mailed to Sean by the local Quakers,
all a part of a charity plea fund drive.
White words on blue: "WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER":
deeply moved with a swelling anger,
he sought a place where the words were sure to catch the eye.
Sean hatched a plan without too much thinking,
found a tank without too much slinking,
all a part of the Memorial Day parade.
He walked up close when nobody's looking,
stuck it on without too much pushing
& slipped back into the crowd as he then faded away.
"WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER.
War is death to life.
War is unhealthy for children
& other living things.
WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER."
The crowd caught on as the tank paraded.
The joke to them was appreciated.
They laughed & cheered as the bumper sticker story spread.
The irony of a tank now sporting
anti-war slogans brought reporting
& photographs hit the TV news and Internet.
But the General wasn't all that happy.
He felt like he'd been made a fool.
He ordered all his men in khaki
to catch the man responsible.
Caught in a bank's sur-veillance cam'ra,
Sean had not planned for this high-stakes drama.
Defacing Government property was the charge
with forty-six counts of inciting mayhem,
disturbing the peace and provoking bedlam,
this threat to homeland security is still at large.
Copyright © 2010 MICK TERRY Silent Tree Music All rights reserved
[ Reprinted here by permission of the composer-lyricist ] BMI
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Inspired by bumper sticker sent by
Friends Committee on National Legislation
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