Day: March 17, 2008

Free Tibet


Maybe there’s a country you haven’t heard about yet
High in the mountains north of India, a place called Tibet
People living there’s highest aspiration
Was to be the kindest person in the nation
No, it wasn’t a contest
They weren’t into competition
But they knew when you plant a seed it grows to fruition
It’s like the golden rule
As you sow shall you reap
They understood that karma runs pretty deep
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, free Tibet

It went on like that for 12 or 13 hundred years
They could see the way things really are,
They could see really clear
Then one day the Chinese government invaded to liberate them
Chairman Mao always taught that power comes from the barrel of a gun
The rest of the story is a tragedy still going on
When you put love up against lead it doesn’t take long
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, free Tibet

So far they murdered a million unarmed Tibetans for their religious belief
They’ve laid the land to waste, there is only grief
6000 temples have been destroyed, nuns and monks imprisoned in this drama
And people have been thrown in jail for possessing a picture of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
You better take notice, even if now you think you’re doing fine
When they come knocking through your door
You’ve run out of time
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, free Tibet
Free Tibet, Free Tibet, Free Tibet

Leroy Montana