lifeblood: songs: lyrics: can we go higher


peace is not absence of war
it is a virtue
a state of mind
a disposition for benevolence
confidence
and justice

- spinoza

this we know
the earth does not belong to man
man belongs to the earth
all things are connected
like the blood that unites us all
man did not weave the web of life
he is merely a strand in it
whatever he does to the web
he does to himself
whatever he does to the web
he does to himself

- chief seattle

a thousand candles in the air
one by one
a body count each time i raise
my eyes to the sun

no rain of understanding falls
to fill the well
centuries and days have gone
with the ringing of a bell

here we are
here we are

can we go higher
(love instead of borders)
higher
(we can smile at the future)
higher
in our dreams
(instead of borders)
(smile at the future now)
higher
(love instead of borders)
higher
(we can smile at the future)
higher
to believe
(instead of borders)
(smile at the future now)
(instead of borders)
(smile at the future now)

(spoken part unknown)

a troop of angels
left and right
watch and wait
will it happen round the world
tonight
a simple twist of faith

oh let us talk as people do
woman and man
let us shout out peace again
in every land

here we are
here we are

can we go higher
(love instead of borders)
higher
(we can smile at the future)
higher
in our dreams
(instead of borders)
(smile at the future now)
higher
(love instead of borders)
higher
(we can smile at the future)
higher
to believe
(instead of borders)
(smile at the future now)
higher
(love instead of borders)
higher
(we can smile at the future)
higher
in our dreams
(instead of borders)
(smile at the future now)
oh
higher
(love instead of borders)
higher
(we can smile at the future)
higher
to believe
(instead of borders)
(smile at the future now)
(instead of borders)
(smile at the future now)
ah
higher

every part of this earth is sacred to my people
every shining pine needle
every sandy shore
every mist in the dark woods
every meadow
every humming insect
all are holy
in the memory and experience of my people

- chief seattle

peace is not absence of war
it is a virtue
a state of mind
a disposition for benevolence
confidence
and justice

imagine
imagine all the people
living life in peace
you may say i'm a dreamer
but i'm not the only one
i hope some day you will join us
and the world will be as one

- john lennon

words and music by nenad bach and john tempane


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