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Do or Die

In December of 2010, there came a call to lay down the life for another. There was no one else to do it, and it didn’t matter; the duty and appointment were ours alone.

It appeared this person’s life was on the line. He was suspected and accused of, condemned, and hunted for, alleged horrific crimes in his country far away and many years ago. In my contemplation of these matters, realizing we could lose everything, a tune came to me in the middle of the night of January 30/31, 2011, followed by these words (Unfortunately, I don’t recall the tune).

 

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Do or Die

1) There comes a time when it’s do or die,

To stand in truth or to tell the lie;

To set aside your ice cream and pie.

The time has now come to do or die… (REPEAT)

 

2) They won’t know whether to laugh or cry;

Insisting the truth will never fly;

They’ll roll their eyes and heave a sigh,

Not knowing whether to laugh or cry… (REPEAT)

 

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There comes a time when it’s do or die,

To stand in truth or to tell the lie;

To set aside your ice cream and pie.

The time has now come to do or die…

The time has now come to do or die.

 

3) From telling the truth we must never shy,

Though knees may knock and mouth goes dry,

“You need to cave!” by-standers will cry.

Which now will you do – tell the truth or lie…(REPEAT)

 

CHORUS 

 

4) Only by blood will the truth be shared,

Truth goes to the gallows so others are spared,

We live because An-other has cared,

For speaking the truth, we must be prepared…(REPEAT)

 

CHORUS

 

5) Some day all truth will come to light

Nothing hid from any man’s sight,

Will we have done the wrong or the right?

Will our days a-head be dark or bright…(REPEAT)

 

CHORUS

 

Moon River, AB; January 31, 2011

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