1000 Grandmothers

Holly Near Edge

 

 
Lyrics:

Send in a thousand grandmothers
They will surely volunteer
With their ancient wisdom flowing
They will lend a loving ear
First they’ll form a loving circle
Around the wounded wing
Then contain the brutal beasts of war
Sweet freedom songs they’ll sing
A lullaby much stronger
Than bombs and threats to kill
A force unlike we’ve ever seen
Will break the murder’s will
To the prisons we’ll invite them
The most violent men will weep
When a 1000 women hold them strong
And pray their souls to keep
Let them rock the few who steal the most
And rule with youthful charm
So they’ll see the damage that they do
And will fall into grandma’s arms
Two thousand loving arms
If you think these women are too soft
To face the world at hand
Then you’ve never known the power of love
And you fail to understand
An old woman holds a powerful force
When she no longer needs to please
She can cut your shallow life to bits
And bring you to your knees
We best get down on our knees
And pray for a thousand grandmothers
Will you please come volunteer
No longer tucked deep out of sight
Will you bring your power here
Will you bring your power here

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