Ron Lindeman Peace Bird at the Song for Freedom 2021 Poppodium De Meester Almere

Saturday April 24th, 2021 I sang a song at the Song for Freedom event at the PopStage Almere in Almere City. The idea was to sing an original song about Freedom. So I sang a song called Peace Bird. The bird is a symbol of freedom as a bird is always free to fly away in freedom. We humans cannot do that. The song is about a boy who grows up in a peaceful country and he feels proud to walk the land he lived in. But as a man he comes to experience war and the horrors of war when war brakes out in his country. He reflects: “I used to sit alongside the riverbank until the water was coloured red by the blood of the corpses”. He hopes that peace will arise after the hatred, like a Phoenix rising from the ashes. After the war, when the cannon thunder has silenced and the gun barrels have been molten and the rifles have been sawn into pieces, and the bullets lay forgotten, he wishes that peace will win and that after the darkness of war peace will return in his country…..Peace Bird, fly across this land! The bird of Peace has finally won…
Ron Lindeman Peace Bird
Bird, Bird
Bird of Paradise
Bird so high up in the sky
Sailing the sky
Looking down on me
I walked this land
Always so proudly
When I was a child
And lifted my mind so easy
So high up in the skies
Where peaceful birds fly
When I was a man I watched so many
Innocent people die
I thought my mind would leave my body
Searching everywhere for the why
On the wide and windy plains
On the rocky slopes of mountains high
Where truth means life
And a lie could make you die
I could not find any answers
On the quest for the why
Once I washed my hands with water
From the clearest creek
Once I sat quietly alongside
The green river bank
Till the bodies floated by
And blood colored the water red
All I wanted was peace in my heart
Tranquility in my soul
All I wanted was the beauty of life
All I wanted was a free mind
Freed from the horrors in life
As free as birds can fly
Bird, bird
Bird of War
Bird of Prey
Spread your wings and change your flight
Bird, Bird
Bird of Paradise
Bird of Peace
Peace arose after the hatred
Like a Phoenix from the ashes
Rising above the smoke
Of all these burned down houses
And all the rotted corpses
When the cannon thunder silenced
And the gun barrels were molten
And the rifles sawn to pieces
And the bullets lay forgotten
Then the artist’s hands recreated
Violence and hatred
Into a symbol of peace
This Bird of Peace
Peace in my heart
Peace in my mind
Peace in my soul
It is such a bad world
Turn it into a haven of light
Let peace take its flight
Through the darkness of the night
And when the world awakens
In the early morning sun
The evil spell is broken
The Bird of Peace
Has won
Bird, Bird
Peace Bird
Fly across this land
Like a Bird of Paradise
Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes
This Bird of Peace
This Bird of Peace
Peace Bird
Peace Bird
Peace Bird
Lyrics and music by Ron Lindeman