Friday, July 27, 2007

Iraq War Grief Daily Witness - Day 72

Young Iraqi girl stands next to a bullet hole in the area where clashes erupted between the US military and the Mahdi Army militia, in the Shiite shrine city of Karbala, 27 July. Nine people were killed and several more were wounded during the clashes, security and hospital officials said.
(AFP/Mohammed Sawaf)


Easy to Be Hard
from the musical Hair
lyrics/music/book by James Rado and Gerome Ragni


How can people be so heartless
How can people be so cruel
Easy to be hard
Easy to be cold


How can people have no feelings
How can they ignore their friends
Easy to be proud
Easy to say no


And especially people
Who care about strangers
Who care about evil
And social injustice
Do you only
Care about the bleeding crowd?
How about a needing friend?
I need a friend


How can people be so heartless
You know I'm hung up on you
Easy to give in
Easy to help out


And especially people
Who care about strangers
Who say they care about social injustice
Do you only
Care about the bleeding crowd
How about a needing friend?
I need a friend


How can people have no feelings
How can they ignore their friends
Easy to be hard
Easy to be cold
Easy to be proud
Easy to say no


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I've been listening to this music again after a long hiatus, prompted, in part, by the recent John Edwards campaign commercial. I was first given a vinyl LP of the original Broadway cast recording as a graduation gift in 1969 by a friend of my older sister's. It changed my life. I guess I'm just a good DFH ;^)


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Update: Thanks to Diane W. at MyLeftWing for this YouTube.


7 comments:

RubDMC said...

for peace
for patience when required
for urgency when overdue (h/t supersoling)

dada said...

Peace

olivia said...

peace

EconAtheist said...

Just checking in, J...

Peace.

(I just emailed you, btw)

Diane said...

Peace

Marija said...

most everything I still beleive in, I learned in the 60's.

childhood, patriotism, adolescence, rebellion. And peace.

peace now.

anniethena said...

for peace