Finian Cunningham: An Angel Song for Peace and an End to Violence

Warning

This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

mother of an administrative detainee

Image by frecklebaum via Flickr

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
October 21, 2013

MyCatbirdSeat on Oct 21, 2013

ANGEL (by Finian Cunningham, originally from Belfast, Ireland, political analyst, singer-songwriter and guitarist).

An Angel Song for peace and an end to violence against children.

“War violates every right of a child — the right to life, the right to be with family and community, the right to health, the right to the development of the personality and the right to be nurtured and protected.”

“….modern wars are exploiting, maiming and killing children more callously and more systematically than ever” — Graca Machel 1996 and 2000.

Verse 1
I watched the sun go down
On this hallowed ground
An angels choir sang higher and higher
They were singing for freedom
As people lay bleeding
They were singing for peace
But the guns didn’t cease

Chorus
Something tells me, something tells me, something is wrong
Cos no one was hearing this angel song

Verse 2
I saw a child fall down
On this hallowed ground
An angels choir sang higher and higher
They were singing for mercy
As he lay thirsty
They were singing with tears
As he called out in vain

Chorus
Something tells, something tells me, something is wrong
Cos no one was hearing this angel song

Verse 3
I watched the sun go down
On this hallowed ground
An angels choir sang higher and higher
They were singing for justice
In this world of plenty
They were singing for new dawn
And peace for everyone

Chorus
Something tells me, something tells me, something is wrong
Cos no one was hearing this angel song
Chorus repeat
Something tells me, something tells me, something is wrong
Cos no one was hearing this angel song….


Finian Cunningham, is a columnist at Press TV and a Writer on Dandelion Salad and a musician, www.myspace.com/finiancunninghammusic. He can be reached at cunninghamfinian@gmail.com.

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11 responses to “Finian Cunningham: An Angel Song for Peace and an End to Violence

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  4. Great song, send it to different countries.
    The insanity of these children suffering has to stop.
    Let these leaders go in the ring and slug it out with each others.
    Enough of the slaughtering and destruction.

  5. All these ‘leaders’ should be sent to the battle fronts, to experience war first hand instead of sacrificing men and women to do the ‘leaders’ dirty work.

  6. David Llewellyn Foster

    Not just an exceptional writer in the great Irish tradition, but a gifted performer, remarkable.

    Great stuff Finian! I admire your courage. Something sure is wrong.

    While we’re at it, let’s rock away that dreadful Magdalene memory as well. The foul taste lingers yet, & is still as bitter as ever. The whole sad world needs an urgent transfusion of love and light.

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  8. Reblogged this on In Gaza and commented:
    a friend’s talents combined with a message for peace and justice for the oppressed

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