Phil Ochs — Spanish Civil War Song lyrics

Oh, say do you remember 25 years ago,
They fought the fascist army, they fought the fascist foe?
Do you remember franco, hitler's old ally?
He butchered spain's democracy,half a million free men died.

Ai, ai, ai, ai--
Did you wonder why?
Did you ever pause and cry?

And don't forget the churches and the sad role that they played:
They crucified their people and worked the devil's trade;
But now the wounds are healing with the passing of time,
So we send them planes and rifles and recognize their crime.

Ai, ai, ai, ai--
Did you wonder why?
Did you ever pause and cry?

So spend your tourist dollars and turn your heads away.
Forget about the slaughter, it's the price we all must pay,
For now the world's in struggle, to win we all must bend:
So dim the light in freedom's soul: sleep well tonight, my friend.

Ai, ai, ai, ai--
Did you wonder why?
Did you ever pause and cry?
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Songwriters: OCHS, PHIL
Spanish Civil War Song lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group