Song Lyric Sunday: If I had a Rocket Launcher by Bruce Cockburn

For Sunday, September 18, Helen suggested that if we hadn’t recently been to a concert, to post a “I wish I was there” song. I sure wish I was there for this!

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Helen @ This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time’s theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is anger. Sometimes to heal, we need to express our anger as well as our forgiveness. Anger at injustice can be a powerful tool for good, racist anger sets the world on fire with evil.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, Central America was the scene of bloody civil wars, “terrorism,” political upheaval, wide-spread torture and imprisonment and constant violence. After touring the area, especially Guatemala, with a children’s charity, Canadian Bruce Cockburn wrote about the anger the situation brought to his heart.

If I had a Rocket Launcher is one of these songs:

(There is an explicit word used)

If I Had a Rocket Launcher (1983)

Here comes the helicopter — second time today
Everybody scatters and hopes it goes away
How many kids they’ve murdered only God can say
If…

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