Friday, December 7, 2007

'Tis the season for antiwar caroling

Mission: Find some antiwar versions of holiday carols to sing at December 21 Iraq Moratorium #4 and other peace events around the holidays.

The call for lyrics or song parodies, with some samples for inspiration, went out a few days ago.

And now Pat Wynne of the Freedom Song Network offers this:

Words By Pat Wynne
(Tune: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

Soldiers resting near an open fire
Generals safe in the Green Zone,
Explosions, shots and unfriendly fire
Arms and legs and bodies blown.

Everybody knows
There were no weapons- let's come clean
Just lies to feed the war machine.
Tiny tots with their homes all aflame
It¹s hard to not affix some blame.

They know no Santa's on his sleigh
There's just more death and maiming on the way.
And every mother's son would like to say,
"Just send me home to my family today."

And so I'm offering this simple plea,,
To folks from one to ninety-three,
Peace In Iraq, Stop the war, Let's all say,
"Bring the troops home today".

Think you can do better? Go right ahead and post your lyrics in the comments. They could soon be heard at a mall near you.