how do you remain silent
in a world filled with such violence?
how do you look the other way
and pretend everything’s okay?
how do you continue to pay for war
that you sheepishly ignore?
how do you sleep at night
as millions fight the oppression you condone?
when you realize it’s unjust, stand up
you are not alone!
We are many, the rulers few
there is nothing we cannot do
so raise your fist, pour out your glass
unplug your TV, get off your ass
join the masses far and near
resist the war, have no fear
tell the taxman ‘not today’
to kill civilians, you will not pay!
You’ll pay for health care,
you’ll pay for schools
but not for wars started by fools.