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Not in Our Name

Anne McMenamin
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The Pledge of Resistance
(Saul Williams)


[2002]
Lyrics by Anne McMenamin
Music: A traditional lullaby

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An anthem for opposition to war.
This was based on the international Pledge of Resistance, which was being circulated in 2002-3. It was intended for mass singing at rallies and marches - the beat is slow, like a slow walking pace..
Not in our name, this pledge we take,
Not in our name, this vow we make.
Not in our name will you wage endless war,
Never again, no, never no more.

Not in our name, this pledge we take,
Not in our name, this vow we make.
Not in our name will civilians be killed,
Their homes be destroyed and their graveyards be filled.

Not in our name, this pledge we take,
Not in our name, this vow we make.
Not by our hands will the taxes be paid,
No countries invaded, no war weapons made.

Not in our name, this pledge we take,
Not in our name, this vow we make.
Not by our mouths will we spread hate and fear,
Nor by our silence let greed triumph here.

Not in our name, this pledge we take,
Not in our name, this vow we make.
Not by our hearts and not by our will,
We pledge resistance to evil and ill.

Not in our name, this pledge we take,
Not in our name, this vow we make.
Not in our name, no not in our name,
Not in our name, no never again.

Contributed by giorgio - 2012/4/7 - 09:30



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