Was it the reporter . . .
Who failed to analyze
The claims of the President
A steady stream of lies?


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Sharleen performing
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Sharleen Leahey performs "Who Killed Joey" with Maire and Amy of Virago at the Coalition for Peace Action rally in Princeton, New Jersey in March 2011 to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq. Sharleen wrote the song for the veterans and mothers who tell us the truth about war. 

 

from the new CD
rumors of peace
now available
Who Killed Joey?

words & music
©2011 by Sharleen Leahey
August Echo Music / BMI

Chorus
Who killed Joey
Do you know who it was
Can you remember
What was the Noble Cause
Who killed Joey
Do you know who did
This awful crime
He was only a kid

Was it the recruiter
Offering college tuition
Who sent a high school boy
On a suicide mission

Was it the reporter
Who failed to analyze
The claims of the president
A steady stream of lies

Was the Iraqi
Who joined the insurgency
To liberate his nation
From the land of the free

Chorus

Was it the Crusader
Who just wanted to be saved
By turning ancient nations
Into mass graves

Was it the Taxpayer
Passively adrift
Toward the ledge of tyrrany
In love with a myth

Was it the contractor
Goin’ for the green
Waving the flag
In the twilight’s
Last gleaming

Chorus

As the flag is folded
Into Joey’s mother’s hands
She stands up
As the mourners chant
“My kid was like a lamb” (she said)
“Sent off to slaughter
Poisoned on lies
And now he’s our martyr”

“For the sake of all children
Warmongers take heed
On the grave of Joey
I’m standing
I’m standing for peace”

On the grave of deceit
We’re standing for peace

On the grave of indifference
We’re standing for peace

On the grave of greed
We’re standing for peace

On the grave of empire
We’re standing
We’re standing for peace

Chorus
Who killed Joey
Do you know who it was
Can you remember
What was the Noble Cause
Who killed Joey
Do you know who did
This awful crime
He was only a kid

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songs from the new CD
rumors of peace


•DIRECTION
•WHAT WOULD WOODY WRITE?
•CORPORATE NEWS
•WONDER
•THE WAY
•JERUSALEM
•NEW WORLD





 

Sharleen Leahey • songwriter/singer/recording artist • www.rumorsofpeace.net • www.sharleenleahey.com • © 2018 songs4peace