The living word that Mordechai heard
That rang loud inside his head
Wasn't loud enough to stop the bomb

With repression ringing out again
From South Africa to the shores of this land
That wouldn't stop resistance holding on

Mordechai Vanunu
Said "Israel, don't drop the bomb"
Mordechai Israel

Mordechai Vanunu
Keep your resistance strong
Mordechai Israel

Nuclear research station underground
The written word that Mordechai found
All printed out in black and white

With enough Plutonium to build the bomb
And statements to the contrary not withdrawn
Mordechai took it to the world outside

Mordechai Vanunu
Had his picture printed by the press
And his story told outloud

Mordechai Vanunu
Was exiled in a world of emptiness
Because he told the truth outloud

In England streets of London town
Mordechai went underground
Over fear of threats upon his life

He met a girl called Cindy on the streets of Soho
Seemed so sympathetic, he broke down, let it go
Then he flew with her to Rome

Mordechai Mordechai
Wasn't alone when he discovered that
Cindy worked for the government

Mordechai Mordechai
Was chained up and attacked
By agents of his government

He woke up on a boat
All shot up with dope
Missing, presumed dead, living just inside his head

Until he turned up in Tel Aviv
On matters of state security
In the back of a police van
But he had a message written on the palm of his hand

And it said
Vanunu, Mordechai
Kidnapped from Italy 30-9-86
On flight A504

Mordechai Vanunu
Wore a special helmet when he next appeared in court
Just in case he tried to talk

The living word that Mordechai heard
The living word that Mordechai heard
That rang loud inside his head
Wasn't loud enough

He's in a cell three metres wide
TV cameras on all sides
24 hours of electric light
Nowhere left to hide
Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight

Mordechai Vanunu
Said "Israel, don't drop the bomb"
Mordechai Israel

Mordechai Vanunu
Keep your resistance strong
Mordechai Israel


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    Mordechai Vanunu is an Israeli nuclear technician who in 1986 exposed Israel's extensive nuclear weapons program to the press in England. Just prior to publication of his photographs and testimony, Israeli undercover agents kidnapped him and took him back to Israel. In a secret trial in 1988, the Israeli government convicted Vanunu of treason and espionage and sentenced him to 18 years in prison. He has served 15 years--the majority of it in solitary confinement. The song lyrics do a very good job of communicating Vanunu's story.

    fletch699on April 15, 2002   Link

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