PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey – A Line In The Sand


How to stop the murdering?
By now we should have learned
If we don’t then we’re sham
Bad overwhelms the good

What I’ve seen, yes
It’s changed how I see humankind
I used to think progress was being made
That we could get something right

When we first got to the camp
Our supplies were not enough
I saw a displaced family eating a cold horse’s hoof

We set up tents, brought in water
Air drops were dispersed
I saw people kill each other just to get there first

What we did? Why we did it?
I make no excuse, we got things wrong
But we also did some good

I believe we have a future to do something good

Enough is enough
A line in the sand
Seven or eight thousand
Killed by hand

They stepped off the edge
They did not step back
If we haven’t learnt by now
Then we’re a sham

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