Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  

Peace Isn't Treason

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1965 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1993.

Peace isn't treason, Peace is good reason,
Peace is Heaven's will;
"Peace on earth!" is what He said,
And I believe it still.

Is our country then so weak
That it can only thrive
By bombing peasant villages
And burning babes alive,
Burning babes alive?


Rich we are in everything,
Rich and strong and proud,
For our kings, the GNP,
For our sons, the shroud,
For our suns, the shroud.


Wars there have always been,
We walk the same old way,
We walk the road our father's went
When they have gone astray,
When they have gone astray.


When the voice of reason speaks,
Unreasoned voices rage,
And so we add another line
To history's bloody page,
History's bloody page.


We must learn to live with peace
And take it as our friend,
We must learn to live with peace,
Or all the world will end,
All the world will end.


Malvina Reynolds songbook(s) in which the music to this song appears:
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Other place(s) where the music to this song appears:
---- Broadside No. 58 (15 May 1965)
---- Sing Out!, Volume 15(4) (1965), p. 8

Malvina Reynolds recording(s) on which this song is performed:
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