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Teach Peace (Jamie Fota © 2000, BMI)

"When I was commissioned to write a song for the annual Westheimer Peace Symposium in Wilmington, Ohio, I wanted to address the root causes of violence, both global and interpersonal. This song is my cry for a world based on justice and peaceful conflict resolution.” -- Jamie

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Teach Peace
(words & music, ©2000 Jamie Fota)

Teach peace, unlearn the violence, respect each other’s dignity
Teach peace, unearn the violence, live peace wherever you be.

Corporate greed’s spread war through many nations,
Let the poor live on rations while using their land.
We need to seek justice, justice for all nations
Justice for all races on Earth.

Teach peace, unlearn the violence, respect each other’s dignity
Teach peace, unearn the violence, live peace wherever you be.

People beware! We’ve waged war on our surroundings,
In our poisons we are drowning, can’t we understand?
We need to seek peace, seek peace with God’s creation,
Learn to give, not just be taking from Earth.

Teach peace, unlearn the violence, respect each other’s dignity
Teach peace, unearn the violence, live peace wherever you be.

It seems everywhere the seeds of war are ragin’,
One upmanship is takin’ us over the edge.
We need to settle down, sit down at the table,
Solve a conflict when we’re able, agree.

Teach peace, unlearn the violence, respect each other’s dignity
Teach peace, unearn the violence, live peace wherever you be.

Teach peace, unlearn the violence, respect each other’s dignity
Teach peace, unearn the violence, live peace wherever you be.



© 2000 Jamie Fota

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from Just Earth, released January 1, 2017
Jamie Fota: Lead vocals, guitar, Paulette Meier: harmony vocals, Len Webb: harmony vocals, harmonica

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