BANG 'EM BACK
Martha Miranda 1989

An eye for an eye
A tooth for a tooth
Bang 'em back they say
Don't take nothin'
From no body
Bang 'em back they say

A life for a life
Or two or three
Bang 'em back they say
Call me a name
I'll do the same
Bang 'em back they say

Lookin' in the mirror
A stranger's face I see
Filled with anger
Filled with hatred
Filled with agony

Lookin' in the mirror
I don't know who I am
Filled with pain
Filled with war
Filled with sympathy

I have no eyes
I have no teeth
Bang 'em back they say
Didn't take nothin'
From no body
Bang 'em back they say

A life for a life
They'll take mine from me
Bang 'em back they say
He is dead
And soon I'll be
Bang 'em back they say

I wish I'd turned
The other cheek
Instead of bang' em back
I wish I'd learned
How to forgive
Instead of bang 'em back

I wish the stranger
In the mirror
Was not me I see
An eye for an eye
A tooth for a tooth
Was my specialty

I soon shall see
Another face
He laid both down to me
Turn the other cheek and live
Or bang 'em back they say

I am getting now
What I deserve
I banged 'em back you see
O LORD remember, please remember
Please remember me

When you come LORD
Come for me
Please remember me
Remember I paid
An eye for an eye
I finally did turn
The other cheek!

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