“I will not fight your war,” said the child and he stood: Peace Song for 11/10/2011

The Bell” by Stephan Said (aka Stephan Smith) is the Peace Song of the Day for November 10th. This song was created back in 2002, in response to the Iraq War. Unfortunately, it is still relevant today, on a variety of levels.

The video below includes vocals by Stephan Said and Pete Seeger.


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Excerpt from the lyrics:

The Bell
by Stephan Smith

…”Oh I’m sounding drums of war,” said the man at his desk
“Oh, I will not fight your war,” said the child and he stood
And he stood, and he stood, and t’were well that he stood
“I will not fight your war,” said the child and he stood
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“Oh, but don’t you love your country?”
said the man at his desk
“Yes, I do, but you don’t,” said the child and he stood..

Link to a bonus song by Stephan Smith:
Arab Freedom Anthem

Words by Egyptian poet-laureate Ahmed Shawki

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The Peace Song of the Day is a project of Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna, The Duke and Duchess of Peace. The Duke and Duchess recognize that one of the paths to peace is to find soulful and nonviolent entertainment, and to express oneself with art and song.

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