Why Can't We Live in Peace?

from Oxygen 21 by Enda Reilly

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Why Can’t We Live in Peace? Enda Reilly 2007

For peace sake
We should love not hate,
End all the wars
And stop the needless waste,
And I hope it’s not too late.

We should learn
From mistakes of the past,
Let’s not use God
As a means to make war last.

Despite famine and disease
We’re still filled with lust and greed,
Why can’t we make it cease?
Why can’t we live in peace?

I hear you say,
“We’re all full of greed and hate,
There’s always been war,
And it’s always gonna be this way.”

Despite famine and disease
(despite famine and disease)
We’re still filled with lust and greed,
(filled with lust and greed)
Why can’t we make it cease?
(why can’t we make it cease?)
Oh why can’t we live in peace?

For peace sake
We should love not hate,
End all the wars
And stop the needless waste
And I hope it’s not too late
And I hope it’s not too late

For the human race.

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from Oxygen 21, released July 5, 2009

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Enda Reilly Plymouth, Michigan

Enda Reilly is a folk singer, songwriter and guitarist drawing influences from the likes of Christy Moore, John Martyn, Nick Drake and Dick Gaughan.
Rooted in the past with songs that strive for a better future, Enda Reilly’s work invites you to see the world from his varied and unique perspective through each new song.
Original songs in Irish and English, WB Yeats' poetry and collaborations.
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