Old Christmas Tunes With New Anti-War Words

by Dan Bacher
Dissident Voice

December 18, 2002

 

 

Let's Stop the Bombs (to the tune of Oh Tannenbaum)

 

Let's stop the bombs, let's stop the bombs

From raining down on Baghdad (2x)

We must defeat the corporate scum

Who crush our rights and beat war drums

Let's stop the bombs, let's stop the bombs

From raining down on Baghdad

Let's stop George Bush, let's stop George Bush

From killing other nations (2x)

His chicken hawks all never fought

But they believe that others ought!

Let's stop George Bush, Let's stop George Bush

From killing other nations (2x)

Let's stop the right, let's stop the right

From plundering our nation (2x)

They say they're for "security"

When they attack our liberties

Let's Stop the Right, let's stop the right

From plundering our nation (2x)

Let's Stop the Bombs, let's stop the bombs

From raining down on Baghdad (2x)

As we all join for yuletide fun

Let's make next year a peaceful one!

Let's Stop the Bombs, let's stop the bombs

From raining down on Baghdad

 

 

Just Christmas (Tune of White Christmas)

 

I知 dreaming of a Just Christmas

Where nukes and missiles are no more

Where the CIA is hauled away

And our leaders don稚 bomb foreign shores

 

I知 dreaming of a Just Christmas

Where Bush no longer rules our land

Where our only fight is for human rights

And space weapons are all banned

 

I知 dreaming of a Just Christmas

Where we all make a living wage

Where health care for all both big and small

Is found throughout the world stage

 

I知 dreaming of a Just Christmas

Where sweatshops are forever banned

Where the Christmas toys for little girls and boys

Are all made by union hands

 

I知 dreaming of a Just Christmas

Where corporate honchos are in jail

Where we lock up Phil Knight for crushing workers rights

And no one will ever pay the bail

 

I知 dreaming of a Just Christmas

Where nukes and missiles are no more

Where the CIA is hauled away

And our leaders don稚 bomb foreign shores

 

 

Our Bombs Are Blowing Up Another Land (Tune of Winter Wonderland)

 

It痴 Christmas time in the city, all the lights are so pretty

But at this time of year, our leaders shed a tear

Our bombs are blowing up another land

 

We bring a gift to the world, to every boy and every girl

We bring a yuletide war and sanctions for the poor

Our bombs are blowing up another land

 

In 89 we toppled Noriega, we leveled El Chorillo to the ground

In 88 we fought with Dan Ortega, and Nicaragua finally tumbled down

 

We値l invade sovereign borders, to impose the New World Order

George has a two front war, like Hitler did before

Our bombs are blowing up another land

 

The generals are kind and jolly, they deck the missiles all with holly

What is this season for, but a time to start a war

Our bombs are blowing up another land

 

In 91 our troops were in the Gulf War, nobody seemed to know just what for

This year we値l send a greeting to Iraq痴 poor, patriots and missiles by the score

 

Now we池e in the 努ar on terror, under George痴 reign of error

We can only be free, if we have no liberties

Our bombs are blowing up another land

 

It痴 Christmas time in the city, all the lights are so pretty

But at this time of year, our leaders shed a tear

Our bombs are blowing up another land

 

Daniel Bacher is an outdoor writer/alternative journalist/satirical songwriter from Sacramento California. He is also a long-time peace, social justice and environmental activist. Email: danielbacher@hotmail.com

 

 

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