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Peace Train

by Mr. Ryan Saunders, Senior Warden

I’ve been listening to the song “Peace Train” by Cat Stevens a lot lately. The lines that resonate in particular right now are “I’ve been crying lately/ Thinking about the world as it is/ Why must we go on hating?/ Why can’t we live in bliss?” In our world today, there is so much conflict between countries, religious groups, ethnicities, and politics. I can’t understand why people don’t focus more on peace, and less on conflict. I wanted to write an article about this song, but I really feel that the song lyrics speak for themselves.

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By Cat Stevens

Now I’ve been happy lately
Thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be
Something good has begun I’ve been smiling lately
Dreaming about the world as one
And I believe it could be
Something good’s bound to come

For out on the edge of darkness
There runs the peace train
Peace train take this country
Come take me home again

Peace train sounding louder
Ride on the peace train
Hoo-ah-eeh-ah-hoo-ah
Come on the peace train
Peace train sounding louder
Ride on the peace train
Hoo-ah-eeh-ah-hoo-ah
Come on the peace train

Peace train’s a holy roller
Everyone jump upon the peace train
Hoo-ah-eeh-ah-hoo-ah
This is the peace train

Get your bags together
Come bring your good friends too
Because it’s getting nearer
Soon it will be with you
Come and join the living
It’s not so far from you
And it’s getting nearer
Soon it will all be true

Peace train sounding louder
Ride on the peace train
Hoo-ah-eeh-ah-hoo-ah
Come on the peace train

I’ve been crying lately
Thinking about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating?
Why can’t we live in bliss?

For out on the edge of darkness
There rides the peace train
Peace train take this country
Come take me home again

Peace train sounding louder
Ride on the peace train
Hoo-ah-eeh-ah-hoo-ah
Come on the peace train

Come on, come on, come on the peace train

Songwriters: CAT STEVENS, YUSUF ISLAM

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