Sunday, December 2, 2007

say it, say it, say it, say it

Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.
Buddha (560-483 B.C.)

edwin starr's classic, released in 1970 and written with the vietnam war in mind. here it is over 35 years later, we are engaged in another 'vietnam.' the truth and relevance of starr's song remains as strong today as yesterday and forevermore.

What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing.
Say it again y'all
War, huh good god
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing. Listen to me

picture: carroll avenue ~ st ignatius in background. cleveland (taken with camera phone) 12.01.07


Richard Womack said...

NYC-Art show "Windows on Tibetans"

Unknown said...

The thing I worry about is this: yes, the war must be stopped, all war must be stopped, but who will pick up the pieces of the rampant devastation that war has brought about.
Would that we only knew peace and love - as we should.

Anonymous said...

Good for - war - absolutely nothing!

Reya Mellicker said...

I'm fond of Bob Marley's song about War. Do you know it? Very beautiful.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

reya - I ABSOLUTELY LOVE marley's song, if memory serves me correctly marley's war song was based on a speech by haile selassie. very powerful and beautiful. perhaps my favorite marley song is one love. oh I don't know there are so many.

wish I had thought of it -I'm sure youtube has a version of it (seems to have everything), instead "war - what is it good for?" popped into my head when it was posting time.

well I'll look and if I find it hold on to it for another day! thoughts and offerings for peace is a recurrent theme on the mouse...

thanks reya for bringing marley magic into this cold and snowy cleveland morning!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

"Would that we only knew peace and love - as we should."

amen sister vanilla!!!

Richard Womack said...

Songs are lovely,Living on The roof top of World in Tibet/Dalai
Lama does give hope and clarity!

Anonymous said...


lettuce said...


hard to know what else to say, its hard to be hopeful, sometimes?