LUKA BLOOM :: SONGS

I AM NOT AT WAR WITH ANYONE
by LUKA BLOOM

Innocence
Innocence
Bonus Track: Cooking Vinyl
(2006)
I am not at war with anyone
I am not at war with anyone
Go away warplanes
You bring fear and shame
I am not at war with anyone

I give my love to Iraq, and to America
I give my love to Israel, and to Palestine
We could live as one
Between the sea and sun
I am not at war with anyone

I don't need to be friends with everyone
But I'd like to live in peace with everyone
This rush to war is wrong
And so I sing this song
I am not at war with anyone
I am not at war with anyone

I am not at war with anyone
I am not at war with anyone
Go away warplanes
You bring fear and shame
I am not at war with anyone
I am not at war with anyone

© 2003 Luka Bloom

"I woke up 2 weeks ago, and decided to write a song concerning the impending war with Iraq, from the perspective of one Irish citizen. My reason is very simple. Ireland has no quarrel with Iraq, yet the Irish government is allowing US military planes to refuel in Shannon airport, on their way to wage war in Iraq. The US is a great friend to Ireland, but it is not always appropriate to do exactly as your friends do. And sometimes it is difficult, but necessary, to say to your friends; 'I love you, but I don't support what you are doing now'. So I have written a very personal, non-political song, simply to express how I feel in this current crisis in the world."

Luka Bloom
January 2003

Luka Bloom
The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir joined Luka Bloom to sing
"I Am Not At War With Anyone" at the Anti-War demonstration
in Dublin on 15th February, 2003.
Photo: www.lukabloom.com/gallery


Luka Bloom & The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir
Live recorded in Dublin on Sunday, 30 March 2003


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