Rachel Corrie

by Elizabeth Hummel

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Written on March 17, 2003, the day after Rachel Corrie's death in Palestine. I had known Rachel from peace work in 2002-3 in Olympia Washington. For more information about Rachel and her legacy, please visit the foundation set up in her name by her parents: rachelcorriefoundation.org

photo of Rachel by Rachel's friend Denny Sternstein

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Rachel Corrie, Rachel Corrie
You stood up, so they took you down
Now there's lots of people call themselves patriots
Waving flags in your home town

Cuz they're dropping bombs now
They're dropping bombs now
At least you didn't live to see this day
It's blacker than the bottom of a mine shaft
Broken as a wrecked train

Rachel Corrie, Rachel Corrie
I know you didn't have a wish to die
So young and so far away from home
Our mourning fills up the night sky

And I wish I could say I'm as brave as you
But I try to do what I can do
Your death will not be in vain
Rachel Corrie, we remember your name
In the fight for peace and justice

Your heart was good, your heart was true
You went to Palestine to understand
The truth of children playing in the shadows
Of an occupied land

Rachel Corrie, Rachel Corrie
You stood up, so they took you down
Now I hope you can hear the cries for peace and justice
Coming out of your home town
I hope you can hear the cries for peace and justice
Coming out of your hometown

credits

released December 29, 2016
Elizabeth: guitar and vocal
Brian Castillo: audio engineering
Photo by Denny Sternstein

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