Securing The Peace

Album - Twentyfourseven

Released - 2008-06-01

Chorus:

     Securing the peace then preparing for war      And the people don't know what they're fighting for      Securing the peace then preparing for war      And the people don't know what they're fighting for 
In peacetime sons bury their fathers In war fathers bury their sons The dead are all labeled as martyrs And the living inherit the bullet and the gun 
If religious crusade is your calling Ask your god if he’ll stop the bombs falling On the heads of the poor that were silenced today They were wailing so loud you can’t hear yourself pray 
A single death is tragic, a million a statistic To say the war is fought for peace sounds cynically sadistic   Take your prayers and take your blaspheming To the graves where the mothers are screaming You can't convince me that you feel the loss The last real Christian you killed on the cross
 
And while the world plays hide and seek
To cover up the violence
Innocence claims the right to speak
And guilt the right to silence