Power to the Women

            (Tired of Old Men)

I’m tired of old men making up rules

I’m tired of old men being taught at schools

I’m tired of violence, tired of guns

I hate this killing of my daughters and sons

Give the power to the women

            We won’t make war

            We won’t make weapons

            And aim them at the poor

Give the power to the women

            We don’t profit from crime

            We just want to see all people

            At peace in our time

I’m tired of old men needing revenge

I’d rather make love, and live with my friends

I’m tired of fighting for religion gone wild

But I’ll die for freedom and the life of my child

Give the power to the women

            We won’t make war

            We won’t make weapons

            And aim them at the poor

Give the power to the women

            We don’t profit from crime

            We just want to see all people

            At peace in our time

Tired old men making decisions

Heavy with greed, devoid of vision

Give us a new life, a place for our dreams

We’re tired of old men and their war machines

Chris Dedrick 2001

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