Noel Paul Stookey, David Krieger
©2014 Neworld Music Publishers
nukes are nuts, it's a crazy thing
just like squirrels, waiting for the spring
we hide ‘em underground; waiting for a day
when some crazy squirrel would try to blow us all away...
nukes are nuts, nukes are nuts
no if’s, no and’s, no buts
nukes are nuts!
it's a eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
one nuke for another; but if that’s the 'truth'
be the end of the world for the human race:
no trees, no squirrels, no trace…
(there's) india, pakistan, at least seven more
countries where these nuclear weapons are stored
seventeen thousand warheads…it’s true!
totally secure. except for a…five at the outside.
someone said the system's too big to fail
last time I heard that, someone went to jail
‘push of a button in defense of a nation
and hope it wasn’t a mis-communication!
and there’s a world of voices
asking us to make peaceful choices
every woman, every man
hey even squirrels can understand (that)
yeah, nukes are nuts! And the world is getting smaller
temper’s getting' shorter, walls are getting taller
we got to come up with a master plan
and what we can’t do, hey maybe Love can! (i say)