TOYS FOR PEACE
(Ray Korona & Pete Seeger)

Take the turnpike through New Jersey where it meets the Garden State
If you take Exit 11 there instead of going straight
You can visit Sayreville where Diane, a mother of two
Saw what war can do to kids and did what she had to do -

Chorus: Because we have got to learn to live in peace some day
Maybe soldiers with toys, not guns, will find a better way.

She said school children in Sayreville should give a toy or two
To the children in Iraq. They have so very few.
Diane’s neighbor Karen agreed and soon a movement grew
Would the schools go along? What else would the school board do?

Chorus: Because we have got to learn to live in peace some day
Maybe soldiers with toys, not guns, will find a better way.

So they set up big containers in the schools in Sayreville
It really was inspiring how quickly they would fill
Sara brought her favorite doll, she told her not to cry.
Soon she’d have a new best friend - she kissed that doll goodbye -

Chorus: Because we have got to learn to live in peace some day
Maybe soldiers with toys, not guns, will find a better way.

The colonel said, “Let’s do it!” Yes, we will try your plan.
Our soldiers can give out toys in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
Those soldiers loved to meet the kids, they hope their visits increase
When you make a child smile
You build a bridge to peace

Chorus: Because we have got to learn to live in peace some day
Maybe soldiers with toys, not guns, will find a better way ://