Keepin' the Peace

Down in New Mexico we were trav’lin’ along

Stopped in Los Alamos, didn’t stay long

But we wanted to see the scene of the crime

Where they made the A-bomb and then created a shrine, singin’

"Alleluia! We’re keeping the peace

We are the stewards of security

Alleluia! Put your minds at ease

We will protect your life and liberty"

Not too far from my own back door

Is a trigger that would signal up a nuclear war

It travels down to the ground, across the sea

And up from the water comes a nuclear submarine, singin’ (refrain)

Walkin’ through the woods with an old Swede saw

Are some people who decided to uphold the law
They said, “Keepin’ the peace is a whole lot bigger”

And they cut down the pole of that nuclear trigger, singin’

"Alleluia, alleluia! We are here to keep the peace

Alleluia, alleluia! We'll sit back and rest at ease

When every woman, every child, Every man, every creature of the wild

Every river, every rock, every foreign land

isn’t under the gun…of your security plan

Alleluia, alleluia! We are here to keep the peace...

Words and Music by Sara Thomsen

© 2003 Sara Thomsen