Kris Kristofferson

Not in My Name


See the lightning, hear the cries

Of the wounded in a world in Holy War

Mortal thunder from the skies

Killing everything they say they’re fighting for


Broken babies, broken homes

Broken-hearted people dying everyday

How’d this happen, what went wrong

Don’t Blame God, I swear to God I heard him say



         Not in my name, not on my ground   

         I want nothing but the ending of the war

         No more killing, or it’s over

         And the mystery won’t matter anymore


Broken dreamers, broken rules

Broken-hearted people just like me and you

We are children of the stars

Don’t blame God, I swear to God he’s crying too


*Repeat Chorus

Words & Music by Kris Kristofferson c. Jody Ray Publishing, Inc. (BMI) All Rights Reserved


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