Claim your right

do you claim your right for freedom
or do you just fade away in time
you say it´s just a word
but freedom is the breath we take

it´s the end, the beginning and the source
of our fight,
it´s the shelter of expression and our art
it´s only where love we find
it´s the way we raise our children
it´s the way we raise our heads
to see the truth and hold each others hands
in troubled times
it´s the loneliness we share
yet it´s the way we care for life

do you claim your right for love
or do you just drop another lie
you say it´s just a word
but love is the breath we take

how to you want to achieve forgiveness
as long as you victimize
and how do you want to forgive yourself
as long as you don´t want to live
as long as you don´t take a position
where can you be found
as long as you don´t make a decision
no-one can hold you in his arms
as long as you don´t fall for love
and break the rules of the outside world
you won´t find peace in heart

do you claim your right for peace
or are is your mind at war with the world
you say it´s just a word
but peace is the breath we take

sometimes when you are alone at night
unsheltered by distraction
your heart let´s out a lonesome cry
and an extraviated beat makes you shiver
I want to go home
leave it all behind
the world, the struggle and the fears
I´m tired, oh, so tired
and it´s peace that I deserve
for myself, my people and the earth
my sisters, my brothers and the earth

do you claim your right for silence
or are you just in chatter alone
it´s only where we grow the fruits
that matter
of freedom, of love and of peace