KARINE POLWART


Better Things Lyrics

So is this the best that we can do?
Oh I can think of better things - can't you?
Yes I can think of better things
That hands can make and hearts can sing

For now we deal with those for whom
A life is but a carnal tomb
In which the darkness holds no power
And neither does the final hour

We may lament the deadly art
Of tiny atoms torn apart
Of visions that we can't return
And future fires in which we fear we'll burn

Yet this is the art of those before
Who found a cure within the core
The noble mind behind the ray
That eased our earthly cares away

Is this the best ...

I wrote this for the "Bin The Bomb" campaign in protest
at the UK Government's decision to re-commission the
Trident generation of nuclear weapons. I just think maybe
there are a few imaginative and constructive ways to
spend £30 billion or so that don't involve weapons of
mass destruction .

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