Alternative political/cultural commentary from an historical New Left working-class counter-cultural perspective.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
`Humanitarian NATO' protest folk song lyrics
(chorus) "Humanitarian NATO Is coming to help you fight Humanitarian NATO Will bomb your land tonight Humanitarian NATO Will help you to be free Humanitarian NATO Will arm you covertly."
(verses) It bombed in Bosnia, it bombed in Serbia And thousands of civilians cried It bombed in Afghanistan, it bombed in Iraq And thousands of civilians died.
It bombed in Pakistan and used a lot of drones And thousands of civilians died It bombed in Libya and sent its secret teams And thousands of civilians cried. (chorus) It funds some NGOs and arms some dissidents In countries it hopes to re-colonize It declares a `no-fly zone' on behalf of Big Oil Then bombs TV stations to hide its crimes.
It wants to change regimes in those countries Whose leaders won't bow down to Uncle Sam To punish its rebellious former colonies It bombs for the UK, Italy and France. (chorus)
Who gave NATO the right to attack And to wage war offensively? Aggression is aggression, even if it's masked As being done for "humanity."
So if it bombs Syria or if it bombs Iran And thousands of civilians die And if it bombs Cuba and Venezuela Remember that NATO likes to lie.
(final chorus) "Humanitarian NATO Is coming to help you fight Humanitarian NATO Will bomb your land tonight."