And children lose their dreams,
And men who say their thoughts are right
Raise hell above the screams
Of animals and babies,
Of the dying and the maimed,
The speculators seize their chance
So the ignorant are blamed.
And while the world is overheating,
Fired up by bombs and flares,
The noble and the fearless
Tread where no-one dares;
Lights shining in the darkness,
Towers on a hill,
And the seething gods of violence
Can never break their will.