"Peace Will Come" as written by and Melanie Safka....
There's a chance peace will come in your life please buy one
There's a chance peace will come in your life please buy one

For sometimes when I am feeling as big as the land
With the velvet hill in the small of my back
And my hands are playing the sand

And my feet are swimming in all of the waters
All of the rivers are givers to the ocean
According to plan, according to man

Well sometimes when I am feeling so grand
And I become the world
And the world becomes a man

And my song becomes a part of the river
I cry out to keep me just the way I am
According to plan

According to man, according to plan
According to man, according to plan
Oh there's a chance peace will come
In your life, please buy one
Oh there's a chance peace will come
In your life, please buy one

For sometimes when we have reached the end
With the velvet hill in the small of my backs
And our hands are clutching the sand
Will our blood become a part of the river
All of the rivers are givers to the ocean
According to plan, according to man
There's a chance peace will come in your life please buy one.
There's a chance peace will come in your life please buy one
For sometime when we have reached the end
With the velvet hill in the small of my backs
And our hands are clutching the sand.
There's a chance peace will come in your life please buy one
There's a chance peace will come in your life please buy one...


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"Peace Will Come (According to Plan)" as written by Tom Paxton Thomas R Paxton

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    General CommentExplain this to me - please buy one what?
    I know some will say "bible" and others will say "joint" (and a few cynics will say "copy of the Candles In The Rain LP") but there must be a less obvious answer, mustn't there...?
    imrazoron July 27, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationDuring the Vietnam War, bracelets were sold with the names of individual POW-MIA's. They were a statement that the wearer was against war and would wear the bracelet until the POW-MIA returned to the US.
    It is possible that these bracelets are what Melanie was referring to.
    Ouija60on July 03, 2017   Link
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    Song MeaningThe "one" in "please buy one" refers to "a chance" in the previous line. "Please buy one [chance that peace will come]".
    Buying a ticket in a raffle (with the hopes of winning a prize) is popularly referred to as "buying a chance".
    MonkeysMonocleon August 14, 2017   Link

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