A Child questions the world with an innocent eye
Her future depends on your reply
Does she see a tear in your eye
Or are you perfectly comfortable
All that she sees, all that she hears
Determines how she feels in fifty years
Will she be still be living with grand daddy's fears
Or be perfectly comfortable?
Are you perfectly comfortable with all that's been said
All your child is offered in your defence
And if you're perfectly comfortable
commit to offence
Are you perfectly comfortable going to war
Without moral sanction, against the law
Are you perfectly comfortable,
Fighting the world
If you're perfectly comfortable that all has been done
Then gaze at your daughters and gaze at your sons
And ask yourself this question over again
would you be perfectly happy if it happened to them
And if you are perfectly comfortable
commit to offence
History books tell the tales
Of men in armour on their crusades
Must we repeat what they have failed
Its so familiar , lets solve this with the sword
Its so familiar, we know no other way to go forward
Old men will decide
Who lives and who dies
They take the blame
But we wear the shame
The future to peace lies with you and with me…..
for the child
Stop for a while, gaze at the smile
Slacken your haste, reflect on the face
Of a child
Are you still perfectly comfortable?
You've also written "Perfectly Comfortable", the track that we described as Russell Crowe sings Billy Bragg:
A: (laughs) It was basically written in a day and produced in a day in response to the Iraq War. It's not really a good example of what The Waiting
Room are like but it's something I felt I needed to do and get up on our website. I was very opposed to that whole situation, I didn't want to use
my celebrity status to change people's minds, I just wanted to put out a song which was basically asking people to have a think about themselves so
that the notion of the song was our you perfectly comfortable with what's going on with what your government is doing. If you are that's fine, but
at least have a think about it.
You've got to be very careful about how you express your opinion. As Paul McCartney apparently said "He doesn't think celebrities should express
their opinions" and I agree with him. I don't think it is about expressing your opinions, I think it's about raising rational arguments. There's
no point in some standing up and saying I think this is wrong or I think this is right, you've got to say why it's right or wrong.
For months after I put that track on the website I had lots of really original and interesting arguments from people all over the world. That's what
it should be like.
Get it here!