Our Grief is Real

Lyrics by: Vicki Ryder
Gaggle: Triangle NC
Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
Date Written or Updated: 08/12/2023

The government’s spending our taxes
On god-awful weapons of war
That are killing some other mothers’ children
Left grieving on some distant shore.

They’re buying up more ammunition,
Missiles and bombers and drones,
Bringing death and destruction to millions,
Destroying their cities and homes.

     But this is no time to weep and to whine,
     Our grief is real as we spill our tears;
     And though times may seem rough, we’ve seen enough
     Of making war year after year.

They say they believe in democracy
And ‘live and let live’ is their creed;
But they just keep on killing and killing,
Kow-towing to corporate greed.

Our people are barely surviving,
We’re losing our jobs and our homes.
But the war profiteers, they keep thriving,
While defaulting on government loans.

  But this is no time to weep and to whine,
  There’s plenty of work left for us to do;  
  We can cut through their lies, if we organize…
  We are many and they are few!