One Good Reason (Biber Herrmann)  


You send your troops all around the world
Iraq, Afghanistan
The big cops rushing in for a lethal operation
Mothers cry in every land

Mohammed’s banshees down at King’s Cross, London
From New York to South Bombay
Was it heaven’s will so many dead
Or some warmonger’s wicked plan

Hear the world knocking on your door
You kill all the freedom we’re standing up for
People standing up for

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Gimme one good reason
One good reason
Brother can you tell me
Is there any good reason at all


Some preacher’s place out in California
Sister craved for the home she found
It’s a matter of heart and when the healing starts
It lifts you up on higher ground

That mixed up girl he took advantage of
Took her somewhere over the hill
Now there’s a dark sun rising in her soul tonight
And that crack’s got the nerve to kill

Can’t you hear the world knocking on your door
You kill all the love we’re standing up for
People standing up for

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Everybody likes a fancy ride
But someone’s got to pay the price
Half the world’s got their bare foot in the ditch
And the water’s about to rise
 
Crank up your motor, turn that power station on
Like mother earth was for hire
The slums are smoking, we’re already choking
And the exit door’s on fire

Can’t you hear the world knocking on your door
You kill all the dreams we’re standing up for
People standing up for

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