Everybody’s Land – Gaza Song

Lyrics by: Rose DeShaw
Gaggle: Kingston
Tune: Tramp, Tramp, Tramp the Boys Are Marching or Jesus Loves The Little Children of the World

1) Overseas there is a land
That is ancient and it stands
Even though through history it’s been pulled down
Every nation’s had its turn
Build it up or let it burn
Gaza Strip has been the goal of many plans

Gaza Strip it needs our help now
Beseiged, without, within, it cries
To the nations all around
Watching this historic ground
Let us sort out truth and see where justice lies

2) Richard,Lionhearted man, Bonaparte, Napoleon
The Knights Templar, the Crusades and Saladin
Egypt, England, Greece and Rome,
Turkey too, They called it home;
Gaza’s through the years been everybody’s land
3) Now we’ve come at last to this
All the killing’s not been missed
It is time to stop the fight forever more
Gaza’s everybody’s land
Stories, history, every hand
Raised like Rachel’s to demand an open door!
4) Churches, Mosques and Temples too
All give voice to such a view
Gaza’s past means such a lot to me and you
Just the artifacts alone
Say it is the world’s long home
Venerate, sort and protect – what we must do!