"Jerusalem" as written by and Herb Alpert....
I woke up this morning, and none of the news was good
Death machines were rumblin' 'cross the ground where Jesus stood
And the man on my TV told me that it had always been that way
And there was nothing anyone could do or say

And I almost listened to him
Yeah, I almost lost my mind
And I regained my senses again
Looked into my heart to find

That I believe that one fine day all the children of Abraham
Will lay down their swords forever in Jerusalem

Well maybe I'm only dreamin' and maybe I'm just a fool
But I don't remember learnin' how to hate in Sunday school
Somewhere along the way I strayed and I never looked back again
But I still find some comfort now and then

Then the storm comes rumblin' in
And I can't lay me down
And the drums are drummin' again
And I can't stand the sound

But I believe there'll come a day when the lion and the lamb
Will lie down in peace together in Jerusalem

And there'll be no barricades then
There'll be no wire or walls
And we can wash all this blood from our hands
And all this hatred from our souls

And I believe that on that day all the children of Abraham
Will lay down their swords forever in Jerusalem


Lyrics submitted by Buddha of Suburbia

"Jerusalem" as written by William Blake Rupert Christie

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, MUSIC SALES CORPORATION

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  • +2
    General CommentA much better plea for peace than that godawful dirge by Lennon (Imagine)
    BoultersCanaryon June 13, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA lot of humanity expressed in two lines:
    "And I believe that on that day all the children of Abraham
    Will lay down their swords forever in Jerusalem"
    TheHappyWandereron September 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Death machines were rumblin' 'cross the ground where Jesus stood"

    That line gave me chills the first time I heard it! This is a wonderful anti-war ballad about the turmoil in the holy land.
    silent eulogyon September 30, 2006   Link

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