They’re Dying

by James Neilson Graham

Genre: Folk

Lyrics

They’re Dying

by

James Neilson Graham

They’re dying
They’re dying
They’re dying in Afghanistan like flies
While the politicians peddle lies

I’m crying
I’m crying
I’m crying for the mothers and their sons
Dislocated by the sound of guns

I’m trying
I’m trying
I’m trying to understand
Why the children lose their limbs in Helmand

I’m dying
I’m dying
I’m dying for the dawning of the day
When the sunbeams drive the clouds away

I’m sighing
I’m sighing
I’m sighing for the weeping of the wives
Who are grieving for their husbands’ lives

I’m flying
I’m flying
I’m flying from the harbinger of death
Who will squeeze from me my very last breath

I’m singing
I’m singing
I’m singing my song in vain
For the sunshine turns to rain
The sunshine turns to rain
The sunshine turns to rain – again

Words and music copyright © 2008 James Neilson Graham

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