How I Long for Peace

The title of this post is a song from the recent album First Farewell by Peggy Seeger, it’s one of my favourite albums of 2021. I chose to feature this song because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but this is a wonderful collection of songs addressing a variety of issues and subjects.

O how I long for peace
Among the peoples and the nation
How I long to halt the plunder
Of the wonders of creation
O how I long for peace

I cannot understand
How the sisters, wives and mothers
Cannot stop the slaughter
Of the husbands, sons and brothers

O how I long for peace
Among the peoples and the nation
How I long to halt the plunder
Of the wonders of creation
O how I long for peace

There never will be peace
Till men abandon fighting
As the way to deal with problems
That prevent us from uniting

O how I long for peace
Among the peoples and the nation
How I long to halt the plunder
Of the wonders of creation
O how I long for peace

The profits made from war
There’s few that can resist them
Hypocrisy and greed control
The lifeblood of the system

O how I long for peace
Among the peoples and the nation
How I long to halt the plunder
Of the wonders of creation
O how I long for peace

The world can wait no longer
For political permission
Sit down, disrupt, do anything
To make the whole world listen

O how I long for peace
Among the peoples and the nation
How I long to halt the plunder
Of the wonders of creation
O how I long for peace

You can see all my favourite albums of 2021 by clicking here, or the ones that missed out here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s