I Surrender

by Laura Marie

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Demo song written from the prompt "Late by a Day" in the Global Songwriters Group. I believe we should strive to create a world where we don't solve our problems through violence and war. I believe this and yet it's difficult to say that I'm a pacifist because I struggle with my own violent nature. We all do. Work in progress...Anyway, this song came from a deep feeling of loss after reading several pieces on both the plight of Syrian refugees and that of child warriors around the world. It's mind boggling and senseless. May we all live what we believe and may we believe in love.

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I Surrender

I cannot consent
To the normalcy of war
Allowance and acceptance
Allegiance underscored

The reasons ringing hollow
Dissension by design
To convince a few to follow
So the rest will fall in line

Joined in holy horror
In sickness to remain
Reticent and helpless
Indifferent to the pain

of children born to torment
their innocence denied
If no one here is willing
To sacrifice their pride

Can I surrender, Can I surrender mine
Can I surrender, Can I surrender mine

And here we stand for freedom
For the liberties we take
for money and for power
not for another’s sake

and we’re free to hear the gunfire
Ringing through the halls
the sacred sound of freedom
Tearing through the walls

You can call the court order
You can call it justified
But how dare you call it justice
Just because you have the right

Lives ruined and wasted
With everybody here
broken by the hatred
crippled by the fear

Can I surrender, Can I surrender mine
Can I surrender, Can I surrender mine

The life that it takes
We stand on the graves
The peace that we make
late by a day

Can I surrender, Can I surrender mine
Can I surrender, Can I surrender mine

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released March 2, 2016
Laura Marie music, lyrics, voice, guitar

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Laura Marie San Antonio, Texas

Now the reason we're here
Every man, every woman
Is to help each other
Stand by each other
When love walks in the room
Everybody stand up
Oh it's good, good good
Say I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you - The Pretenders

At some point in my life, I heard this song and decided (before I knew I decided) that my life purpose was to send a "message of love". Be <3
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