Friday, September 28, 2018

My Kind Of Church Music - Justice, Bruce Cockburn



 What's been done in the name of Jesus?
What's been done in the name of Buddha?
What's been done in the name of Islam?
What's been done in the name of man?
What's been done in the name of liberation?
And in the name of civilization?
And in the name of race?
And in the name of peace?

Everybody Loves to see Justice done On somebody else

Can you tell me how much bleeding
 It takes to fill a word with meaning?
And how much, how much death It takes to give a slogan breath?
And how much, how much, how much flame
Gives light to a name
For the hollow darkness In which nations dress?

Everybody Loves to see Justice done On somebody else

Everybody's seen the things they've seen
We all have to live with what we've been
When they say charity begins at home
They're not just talking about a toilet and a telephone
Got to search the silence of the soul's wild places
For a voice that can cross the spaces
These definitions that we love create --
These names for heaven, hero, tribe and state

Everybody Loves to see Justice done On somebody else

1 comment:

  1. Incredible song. I had never heard it before even though I am a Bruce Cockburn fan. Since Unitarian Univeralism draws its living tradition from multiple sources this could be an anthem for Unitarian Universalism.

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