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I wrote this song in 1987. I had just seen New Grass Revival end their set with Bob Marley's ONE LOVE. I decided every recording should have at least one reggae song on it. The arms race was in full swing and the threat of a nuclear holocaust was very real.

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Where did all these missiles come from?
Don't say you built them in my name.
We built them up, let's take them down now
Today we stop this deadly game

TAKE THEM DOWN! WE DEMAND IT! IN THE NAME OF THE PLANET
TAKE THEM DOWN IN THE NAME OF MOTHER EARTH!

I will not die for a border - Just an imaginary line
I will not sacrifice my children - This blue sky is yours and mine

Don't tell us that we have no choice - all the people all world round
Altogether in one voice - cry save the planet! take them down!

Who are these men who claim to lead us?
The Kremlin the White House - all the same
They will incinerate our planet
We've got to stop them in her name!

TAKE THEM DOWN! WE DEMAND IT IN THE NAME OF THE PLANET
TAKE THEM DOWN IN THE NAME OF MOTHER EARTH!
TAKE THEM DOWN! WE DEMAND IT! IN THE NAME OF THE PLANET
TAKE THEM DOWN IN THE NAME OF MOTHER EARTH!
TAKE DOWN THE MISSILES, TAKE DOWN THE BORDERS
TAKE DOWN THE LEADERS! TAKE THEM DOWN, IN THE NAME OF MOTHER EARTH.
JUST TAKE THEM DOWN IN THE NAME OF MOTHER EARTH!!

credits

from War on the Workers a Tribute to Anne Feeney, released December 28, 2016
© Anne Feeney (BMI)
Colleen Kattau- Vocals
Tom Witkowski- Hammond Organ, Vocals
Liz Strodel- Drums & backing vocals
Recorded and engineered by Andrew Greacen at More Sound Recording Studio, Syracuse, NY July 2016.

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Anne Feeney Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Anne Feeney is a front-line singer and agitator well-versed in the traditions of Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs and Tom Lehrer.

She's taken her musical message all over the US and Canada as well as Sweden and Denmark.

Based in Pittsburgh, PA, For almost 50 years, Anne has gone to wherever the fires of resistance burn brightly, comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.
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