I am not at war with anyone

This song was written by Luka Bloom, aka Barry Moore, brother of Christy Moore. He wrote it in 2003 on the eve of the Iraq war, from the perspective of one Irish citizen.

I am not at war with anyone
I am not at war with anyone
Go away warplanes
You bring fear and shame
I am not at war with anyone

I give my love to Iraq, and to America
I give my love to Israel, and to Palestine
We could live as one
Between the sea and sun
I am not at war with anyone

I don't need to be friends with everyone
But I'd like to live in peace with everyone
This rush to war is wrong
And so I sing this song
I am not at war with anyone
I am not at war with anyone

I am not at war with anyone
I am not at war with anyone
Go away warplanes
You bring fear and shame
I am not at war with anyone

Source: http://www.rbergholz.net/lukabloom/lyrics/iamnotatwar.htm

I learnt this song at the Irish Songs and Singing class at the Hammersmith Irish Centre in London, and here's a recording of J Owen, the class tutor, singing it:

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Recordings of this song
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1605787435797646243 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujmkUY4relo

Luka Bloom's websites
http://www.lukabloom.com
http://www.myspace.com/lukabloom

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