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sing4peace New Songs for 9-11-2001 (109* d) LYD ADD: Not Another Mother's Son/Father's Daughte 12 Sep 09


I wrote this song in tribute to the women and men of a group called September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows (www.peacefultomorrows.com) and in memory of a young man named Michael Andrade who was the first Rhode Islander to die in Iraq. It was written to describe the "World Says No To War" marches that happened in over 670 cities around the world on February 15, 2003 preceding the US invasion of Iraq.

NOT ANOTHER MOTHER'S SON - NOT ANOTHER FATHER'S DAUGHTER
By Joyce Katzberg c) White Rose Music

It was early in the morning
when the sound of people marching
broke my slumber and my dreaming
with this song that they were singing...

Chorus: Not Another Mother's Son
Not Another Father's Daughter
In the name of all that's holy
put an end to all this slaughter
not another mother's son
not another father's daughter.

Before my eyes and in my ears
the images and pleadings
of those who've seen the horror
of the human family bleeding
they were marching one by one
but together they were millions
from the hills and from the valleys
and the song that they were singing...

Chorus: not another mother's son...

Some were old and some were older
some wore gold and some wore rags
some with babies some with banners
many nations many flags
all the colors of the rainbow
were reflected on their faces
in unison and harmony
they kept right on with singing...

Chorus: Not another mother's son...

It was early in the morning
when the sound of people marching
broke my slumber and my dreaming
with a song that they were singing
this march goes on and on
with no end and no beginning
for an end to endless war
join this song that we are singing...

Not another mother's son
not another father's daughter
in the name of all that's holy
put an end to all this slaughter
not another mother's son
not another father's daughter.



There is a live version of this song at www.myspace.com/joycekatzberg

Your sister in hope and song,
Joyce


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