Cost

take a look across the fields

where the empty shadows fall

take a look across the fields

where the stones in perfect rows

there they mark the time

they who paid the perfect price

they who now rest in peace

while you and I still breath

take a walk along the avenue

watch the girls go by

take a walk to the old town square

peace just fill your mind

when will we end this slaughter

when will we love one another

how long must these poppies grow

between this rows and rows of stone?

can you put your gun down?

can you turn your hate around?

can you become a real man?

will you ever understand?

take a walk up the alley way

the black and blue wander by

take a look at that cold dark man

what does he want you to buy?

how long will we stand this slaughter

of our sons and daughters?

who will now make the sacrifice

to protect our perfect prize?

how long?

how long?

before love?

can you turn yourself around?

and sing this song for freedom

and give yourself up to love?

will you sing this song for freedom

and give yourself up to love?

november 11 1996

Malešice, Czech Republic

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