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The Shortest Always Wins

We should unite, and care for the next brother
care for the next sister, treat everyone as our lover
we should practise freedom of speech, not hide undercover
share happiness with each other...

We should shake hands, not fight, and take a walk in the park
Hold tight to hope, look at the light, and talk in the dark
should base our decisions upon facts and make peace in the end
not roll the dice, flip coins or draw straws of different lengths

As it is, we’re making things hard on ourselves
we try to work independently instead of ask for help
world wars and economics are prioritized before health
and in the end, you can tell, it’s all about wealth

We should shake hands, not fight, and take a walk in the park
Hold tight to hope, look at the light, and talk in the dark
should base our decisions upon facts and make peace in the end
not roll the dice, flip coins or draw straws of different lengths

We shouldn’t be afraid to speak from our hearts
aim for the stars, even though sometimes it seems hard
on the journey taking us far away it shouldn’t matter who we are
as long as we travel peacefully and respectfully and don’t cause harm

We should shake hands, not fight, take a walk in the park
hold tight to hope, look at the light, and talk in the dark
should base our decisions upon facts and make peace in the end
not roll the dice, flip coins or draw straws of different lengths

Because in the end, the shortest straw always wins
In the end, the shortest always wins
The shortest always wins...

© Martin Ångnell 2010 - 2017