Tell All The World

by Ranchers for Peace

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R4P 2012: Vol. One

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released 09 June 2012

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Track Name: Hobby Horse
HOBBY HORSE
(Chas. Duncan)

When the lights go out
on this circus of hardware
The last bucket of nails is going to be
An arm and a leg and then some

It’s a dead-end road
And they don’t take credit cards there:
Look what this hobby horse has now become


The Jesus of cool
can pretend he don’t mind it
A hungry dog, he don’t care
if his dinner is plain or handsome

There’s a big Eight Ball
With humanity behind it
Aw, look what this hobby horse has now become


A Japanese watch
won’t feed the four billion
But just one day’s tears would fill
Every municipal stadium

Ten thousand die
Each time we bank another zillion
Aw, look what this hobby horse has now become


When God was born
could he picture what we’re stuck with:
Such a beautiful Stone he made
for us to whittle History from

But Disneyland
was the best we could come up with
Aw, look what this hobby horse has now become
Track Name: Five Miles To Water
FIVE MILES TO WATER
(Chas. Duncan)

Over eight pounds a gallon
And a can will take five
And they’re hauling water to stay alive
And it isn’t thought proper
For the men or boys
But the girls and women, they have no choice

Before the sun comes up
They’re on that muddy track
Five miles to water and five miles back

So: a fifty pound child
And her forty pound load
on her bare feet walking a lonely road
Could be soldiers waiting,
Or men with guns,
Who could have their way while water runs

CHORUS

When they’re filling their Gerries
Where their animals go
They can carry home more than they know
‘cause it might be muddy
And sometimes it smells
But when baby’s thirsty there’s nowhere else

CHORUS

L.A., London,
New York or Rome
You got hot and cold running right in your home
Yeah, and all the while
In these other worlds
There’s a system running on little girls

CHORUS

(last) Daughters of one same mother
White or brown or black
Five miles to water and five miles back
Track Name: Favor From The Rain
FAVOR FROM THE RAIN
(Chas. Duncan)

Maybe this rain
will carry our sins away
and lead us to a brighter day
away from this pain
Where anger and mistrust
Are swept away and justice
And compassion will remain

We ask this favor from this rain


Maybe these eyes
Will finally look around and see
A place where any child can be
Kept free from the stain
Of prejudice and hate
That strangle the tall gates
Of Freedom in their wicked chain

We ask this favor from this rain


Let it fall on every rooftop
And wash every street
Let it swallow every raging fire
And cool the heat


Maybe one heart
Will open all its windows wide
And let the light it holds inside
Pour out and show plain
Why our hearts should never be
Shut tight by fear when we
Need all the love they can contain

We ask this favor from this rain

Down a crooked road we’ve come,
Brother ring that bell, Sister bang that drum:

We need this favor from this rain
Track Name: Tell All The World
TELL ALL THE WORLD
(Chas. Duncan)

When right meets right
The truth gets lost somewhere
Tell all the world, it’ll still be there

When wrong meets wrong
Hope goes to who knows where
Tell all the world it’ll still be there

:Tell all the world: (3x)
It’ll still be there

We eat our fill
Does hunger disappear?
Tell all the world it’ll still be here

Can freedom breathe
Without an atmosphere?
Tell all the world it’ll still be here

:Tell all the world: (3x)
It’ll still be here

Between the mortar and the stone
Of politics and lust
There lies the sweetest love that’s known
The love that’s pounded into dust

The final god
Sits in his lightning chair
And he waits for us
To free our measly prayer
Our time is short
But Time itself don’t care
Tell all the world it’ll still be there

:Tell all the world: (3x)
It’ll still be there
Track Name: Mercy Island
MERCY ISLAND
(Chas. Duncan)


You can’t walk
to Mercy Island
until the tide
is running low

But when you hear
the seabirds crying
you will know
it’s time to go

And every step
along the causeway
and every mile
will take their toll

But the light,
it shines a long way
to the bottom
of your soul