Superior Orders

This is for the real live actual Christians of Love Makes A Way, who this week were subjected to the usual indignities that good people have always suffered at the hands of evil ones. The tune is Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball, and I know the video can cause conniptions, so I’m linking to an audio-only version.

I totally forgot I’d written this and posted it on FB.  I chanced upon it while looking for something else.  I rather like it!

2014

We sat, we stayed, linked hands and prayed.
We spoke, never loud or long.
We asked them why must people die.
It’s not hard to see it’s wrong.

This will be the day, love will make a way:
No more, not in our name.
Sick with every lie, now we’re roused and cry:
No more, not in our name.

They came in like a lightning war
They’d never seen us there before
All they wanted was an even score
So they only followed orders
Followed their orders.

You’re proud to claim as yours the name.
You stand, hands upon your hearts.
I’ve read the Book, go take a look:
We’re not reading the same parts.

This will be the day, love will make a way:
No more, not in our name.
Sick with every lie, now we’re roused and cry:
No more, not in our name.

They came in like a lightning war
They’d never seen us there before
All they wanted was an even score
So they only followed orders
They came in like a lightning war
They couldn’t hold our eyes at all
Dragged us grimly through the open door
So they only followed orders
Followed their orders.

Children in a time of war
They just wanted us to let them be
Easier to use some force
And say they’re here illegally.
Children in a time of war
They just wanted us to let them be
You say they’re here illegally.

This should be the day, love must make a way:
No more, not in our name.

They came in like a lightning war
They’d never seen us there before
All they wanted was an even score
So they only followed orders
They came in like a lightning war
They couldn’t hold our eyes at all
Dragged us grimly through the open door
So they only followed orders
Followed their orders.
Followed their orders.