Boston Thrives and Terror Will Never Prevail!

Updated 4/19…now that we know the bombers were…wait for it….MUSLIM TERRORISTS!…

Boston Thrives updates

Boston Thrives updates

BOSTON THRIVES by Jude Eden

BOSTON THRIVES by Jude Eden

Last night I was playing music with my buddy Jeff, the other half of our cello-guitar duo Upstarts & Rogues.  I had been thinking about Boston and a couple of songs that I wrote after the  9-11 attacks.  One of them is on our new record, Twain Shall Meet, called “Micha’s Song.”   As I write on the description, “I originally wrote this song back in 2002 to my best friend.  The Towers had been attacked and everything had changed, we were still trying to make sense of what had happened.  I was looking at two halves of a circle – love and death.  I dreamed that if everyone could know that kind of solidity and warmth, complete love and trust, there would be no desire for suicide bombing, mass shootings, war.  But there is always someone who wants to kill and destroy, and as I sing “no more war, no more strife” it is a plea however naive – to the suicide bombers, to the mass-shooters…No more!  And coming back in the end to that friendship…”

And as we practiced last night I sang, and sang “no more bombings…no more terror…no more bombs! until I crumpled into sobs.  How can someone do such a thing? 

Micha’s Song
I wanna write a song
That sounds like what you mean to me
Wanna write a song
That sounds like what you mean to me my friendWe both know
These kinds of things don’t happen too much
Love that comes without question
Trust without hesitationAnd if everyone had a little bit of what we have
There would be no war
There would be no strife
I’m tellin you I’m tellin you I’m tellin you

I’m gonna write a song
That sounds like what you mean to me
Wanna write a song
That sounds like what you mean to me my friend

Cause if everyone had a little bit of what we have
There would be no war
There would be no strife
I’m tellin you I’m tellin you I’m tellin you
No more war, no more strife
No more war, no more strife
No more war no more war no more no more
…cause we don’t need no more trouble
We don’t need no more trouble

So I’m gonna write a song
That sounds like what you mean to me

About Jude Eden, Jane of Trades

Jude Eden is a Hillsdale College grad, a Jewish Marine Corps Iraq War Veteran, cancer survivor, musician, conservative activist and the wife of a legal immigrant. Follow on Twitter at @Jude_Eden View all posts by Jude Eden, Jane of Trades

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