WHEN WE ARE BORED

Copyright 1999.

 

IT IS WHEN WE ARE BORED AND PERHAPS ALL ALONE

IT IS THEN WE SIGH AND BEGIN TO MOAN

BUT WE SHOULD COUNT BLESSINGS YOU AND I

AND HERE ARE SOME OF THE REASONS WHY

 

FIRST THERE IS THE ORPHANS IN WAR TORN LANDS

WHO REACH OUT FOR FOOD WITH GRUBBY HANDS

MOSQUITOES AND DIRT INFEST THEIR FACE

MOTHERS AND FATHERS GONE WITHOUT TRACE

 

THEIR SWOLLEN BODIES TOO WEAK TO BEG

SOME MISSING AN ARM A FOOT OR A LEG

OH WHAT THEY WOULD GIVE FOR AN HOUR OR TWO

JUST TO TRADE PLACES WITH ME OR YOU

 

AND WHAT OF THE MOTHER WITH CHILD AT HER BREAST

HER MILK HAS DRIED UP, AND WE SAY WE ARE STRESSED

SHE FIGHTS FOR HER LIFE FOR HER OFFSPRINGS SAKE

HER BARE FEET BLISTER WITH EACH STEP SHE TAKES

 

AND THE LITTLE OLD LADY. HER LIFE ALMOST DONE

WANDERING DAZED IN SEARCH OF HER SON

THE SOLDIERS CAME, SHE WILL NOT SEE HIM AGAIN

AND WE THINK THAT WE HAVE EXPERIENCED PAIN

 

TOMORROW WE WILL WAKE IN OUR WARM COZY BED

WE WILL NOT GIVE IT A THOUGHT AS WE REACH FOR THE BREAD

WE WILL GREET OUR NEIGHBOURS AS WE WALK DOWN THE STREET

WELL, THERE ARE NO MINES HIDDEN UNDER OUR FEET

 

THEY LIVE FAR AWAY AND WE LIVE RIGHT HERE

SO WE TURN A BLIND EYE AND WE LEND A DEAF EAR

WE SWITCH ON TV, OUR FRIENDS HAVE ARRIVED

THEN WE MOAN WE ARE BORED, AND WONDER HOW WE'VE SURVIVED

 

BURNT BY THE HEAT, THERE IS NO SHADE TO BE FOUND

CATTLE AND CORPSES LAY SCATTERED AROUND

DECEASE IS SPREADING AT AN ALMIGHTY RATE

BUT WE HAVE OUR PROBLEMS, THE POSTMAN IS LATE

 

OUR HAIR IS A MESS, THE TV LICENCE IS DUE

WE'VE GOT NOTHING TO WEAR AND ITS RAINING TOO

HOW DARE THE WEATHER DEPRESS US AGAIN

THEY ARE HAVING A DROUGHT, WE ARE KNEE DEEP IN RAIN

 

THOSE HUNGRY EYES STARE BACK FROM THE SCREEN

THEIR LAND IS BARREN WITH NO SIGN OF GREEN

OUR GRASS GROWS HIGH AND OUR TREES GROW TALL

WHO WILL ANSWER WHEN THOSE LITTLE ONES CALL

 

SO YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHEN I TRY TO SAY

WE SHOULD COUNT OUR BLESSINGS EVERYDAY

AND REMEMBER THOSE IN A FAR OFF LAND

WHO'S LIVES ARE GOVERNED BY WARS EVIL HAND





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