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Rape of the World
by Tracy Chapman
from the album, New Beginning
[Click to purchase from CD Universe]

Mother of us all
Place of our birth
How can we stand aside and watch the rape of the world
This the beginning of the end
This the most heinous of crimes
This the deadliest of sins
The greatest violation of all time

Mother of us all
Place of our birth
We all are witness to the rape of the world
You've seen her stripped mined
You've heard of bombs exploded underground
You know the sun shines hotter than ever before

Mother of us all
Place of our birth
We all are witness to the rape of the world
Some claim to have crowned her a queen with cities of concrete and steel
But there is no glory no honor
In what results from the rape of the world

Mother of us all
Place of our birth
We all are witness to the rape of the world
She has been clear-cut
She has been dumped on
She has been poisoned and beatem up
And we have been witness to the rape of the world

Mother of us all
Place of our birth
How can we stand aside and watch the rape of the world
If you look you'll see it with your own eyes
If you listen you will hear her cries
If you care you will stand and testify
And stop the rape of the world
Stop the rape of the world

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