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Global Destiny





Stookey/Bouchard/Thibodeau
1984  Neworld Media Music Publishing

Peering from the Captain's  deck
Of the "Global Destiny"
(Off her course for many of these years)
An isolated few, by economic piracy
Have boarded up the entry way, I fear

While down below the passengers
(Once free) now must recall
How revolution forged the links that chain them to this wall
That bears the writings of the prophets; "As we live so we must die"
But mercy tempers justice and the spirit needs to fly

Chorus:

The enemy is bigger
Than the one who pulls the trigger
The enemy is quicker
Than the order they obeyed
The enemy is older
Than all the unknown soldiers
And the only thing to fear is fear itself they say
Perfect Love casts out all fear
Perfect Love casts out all fear
Perfect Love casts out all fear

(But still) they jettison provisions
To make room for larger guns
Preparing for an enemy who has already come
And stands beside them as they stare
Into the emptiness of space (never knowing)
The evil that they seek now wears their face
And dulls their heart

(chorus)

bridge:

They're gearing up for war
Though it's all behind the scene
You can see it on the covers 
Of the fashion magazines
The kids are at the arcade 
Playing 'Missle Command'
And the world is laying on the rock
Like the son of Abraham

They're gearing up for war again
And calling on the Lord
Phasing out the plowshare
And developing the sword
Though we are pastorally encouraged
To love them as we pray
We'll evidently take a break
And blow them all away

The enemy is bigger
Than the one who pulls the trigger
The enemy is quicker
Than the order they obeyed
The enemy is older
Than all the unknown soldiers
And the only thing to fear is fear itself ...