FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE GAZA 468
© 2017,2009
Author: steve Lieberman
Rockets fired on our homeland from terrorists
our brothers don't want us to exist
rockets aimed at Isra'el from the Ga'za Strip
for our own survival.
we must resist

Staged an offensive to save our land
but blameless people died with the terrorist man
our missiles killed so many innocent
I mourn for you all: my soul is rent

[Chorus]
CHILDREN OF THE GA'ZA: WE BEWAIL YOU
TRAGEDY OF A HATRED SO OLD
WE PRAY FOR OUR PEOPLES' PEACE FOR 4,000 YEARS
BUT AN ANCIENT GRUDGE JUST can't BE LULLED

[Verse 2]
we called for a cease-fire we stopped the raid
to let in humanitarian aid
to help the innocent, but peace always fades
when war is rooted in ancient hate

We know just how it feels to lose our babies in war
they gassed them they shot them they flogged them raw
innocent people tortured as the governments all saw
the deafening slam of the death camp door

[Bridge]
in Europe, they just firebombed the homes of the Jews
retaliation for what they didn't do
I see racism has survived way past World War II

[Verse 3]
Ga'za: once a principality of the Philistines
They stole our Ark, oppressed us they treated us mean
'til King Dav'id quelled them with his siege machines
we got the same father we both agree

We pray for de-escalation
the miracle of peace for out two nations
serving One G-d in jubilation
til then: from the Diaspora: I shout out lamentations