Song For Rachel
Song For Rachel
©2003 Linda Allen

Rachel laid her body down
Rachel laid her body down
For the love of peace and justice, Rachel Corrie stood her ground
Rachel laid her body down

A young girl in a refugee camp stood before a home
Trying to stop a bulldozer with human flesh and bone
She died beneath the wheels of war, of hatred and of fear
You are present, Rachel Corrie, we are singing through our tears CH
A young man stood in silence, the camera caught him there
Holding back the tanks that were runbling to Tianiman Square
Never knew what happened to that man so far away
But when I think of courage, I still think of him today

And how he laid his body down
How he laid his body down
For the love of peace and justice, that young man stood his ground
And he laid his body down

Some stand before a logging truck, knee deep in rain and mud,
Some try to stop a bomber with a hammer and their blood
Love takes a stand in human bodies, heart and head and hands
Machines of war and green will rust and crumble in the sand

They have laid their bodies down
They have laid their bodies down
For the love of peace and justice there are those who've stood their ground
They have laid their bodies down
Rachel laid her body down