Jerusalem

Written by Doug Harvey

 

Verse
Khadra was born in 1939
In Jerusalem in the land called Palestine
Last year her only son
Was killed by a Jewish gun
And she’ll never ever get that memory out of her mind

Chorus
Oh Jerusalem, city of the Holy Son
They’re running in the streets from the sound of the bombs and guns
Oh Jerusalem, what have they done?
It’s never gonna stop ‘til we’re blown to Kingdom come

Verse
Yakov came here in 1983
Ran away from a village on the shore of the Baltic Sea
His wife was killed by a bomb
In the name of Holy Islam
Ain’t no way he’s ever gonna let it be

Repeat Chorus

Verse
Two separate worlds, one Arab, one Jew
The leaders can’t say they don’t know what to do
Everybody’s got a cross to bear
It’s never ever gonna be fair
You just the take the baby and cut it in two

Repeat Chorus

You gotta do something, you just can’t let it go
You can’t stand the pain and the maddening loss of control
Sometimes you just gotta fight
Do anything to make it right
When you know you just can’t live with the status quo

 

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