An Angel Song for Peace and an End to Violence

An Angel Song for peace and an end to violence against children.

“War violates every right of a child — the right to life, the right to be with family and community, the right to health, the right to the development of the personality and the right to be nurtured and protected.”

“… modern wars are exploiting, maiming and killing children more callously and more systematically than ever”

– Graca Machel 1996 and 2000.

Verse 1
I watched the sun go down
On this hallowed ground
An angels choir sang higher and higher
They were singing for freedom
As people lay bleeding
They were singing for peace
But the guns didn’t cease

Chorus
Something tells me, something tells me, something is wrong
Cos no one was hearing this angel song

Verse 2
I saw a child fall down
On this hallowed ground
An angels choir sang higher and higher
They were singing for mercy
As he lay thirsty
They were singing with tears
As he called out in vain

Chorus
Something tells, something tells me, something is wrong
Cos no one was hearing this angel song

Verse 3
I watched the sun go down
On this hallowed ground
An angels choir sang higher and higher
They were singing for justice
In this world of plenty
They were singing for new dawn
And peace for everyone

Chorus
Something tells me, something tells me, something is wrong
Cos no one was hearing this angel song
Chorus repeat
Something tells me, something tells me, something is wrong
Cos no one was hearing this angel song….

Finian Cunningham is a frequent contributor to PressTV where this article appeared. Read other articles by Finian.