When the children cry

The current crisis and tragedy in Afghanistan is heart wrenching. What makes it worse is that it is not unique. Throughout history there have been wars and often worse aftermaths of war.

Another thing that is also not unique is the fact that it is the children who are always the hardest. There is a line in the Elvis song “Don’t cry daddy” which describes it best. “Why are children always first. To feel the pain and the hurt the worst?”

There is no better song though, to describe the failure of mankind to protect their children, the “When the children Cry” by White Lion. Below is the text and the song itself.

“Little child dry your crying eyes
How can I explain the fear you feel inside
‘Cause you were born into this evil world


Where man is killing man and no one knows just why
What have we become just look what we have done
All that we destroyed you must build again


When the children cry let them know we tried
‘Cause when the children sing then the new world begins


Little child you must show the way
To a better day for all the young
‘Cause you were born for all the world to see
That we all can live with love and peace


No more presidents and all the wars will end
One united world under God
When the children cry let them know we tried
‘Cause when the children sing then the new world begins
What have we become just look what we have done

All that we destroyed you must build again
No more presidents and all the wars will end
One united world under God
When the children cry let them know we tried
When the children fight let them know it ain’t right
When the children pray let them know the way
‘Cause when the children sing then the new world begins”

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