music, war

Operating Instructions: The World — Handle with Care

The beginning of a theological response to say, 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Georgia, to name a recent few, begins where the song “Gimme Shelter” lives. We’re fragile and we can do a whole lot of evil, very quickly. Technological progress has its epoch in cancer treatment and the atom bomb. Theology seeks to continually remind us that we are not divine, nor should we attempt to build our own tower of Babylon:

Oooo, a storm is threatenin’, my very life today.
If I don’t get some shelter, oh, I’m gonna’ fade away.

War children, it’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away.
War children, it’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away.

Oooo, see the fire sweeping, up every street today.
Burns like a red-coal carpet, mad bull lost it’s way.

War children, it’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away.
War children, it’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away.

Rape, murder, it’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away.
Rape, murder, it’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away.
Rape, murder, it’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away.

Oooo, a storm is threatenin’, my very life today.
If I don’t get some shelter, oh, I’m gonna’ fade away.

War children, it’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away.
It’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away.

I said a love sister, it’s just a kiss away, it’s just a kiss away.
It’s just a kiss away, it’s just a kiss away, kiss away, kiss away.

War children, it’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away.
War children, it’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away.

War children, it’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away.
War children, it’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away.

Love sister, it’s just a kiss away, it’s just a kiss away.
Love sister, it’s just a kiss away, it’s just a kiss away.
War children, it’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away.
Love sister, it’s just a kiss away, it’s just a kiss away.
War children, it’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away.
Love sister, it’s just a kiss away, it’s just a kiss away.

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