Holiday Cheer From CODEPINK!


GI Joe
(to the tune of "Jingle Bells")

GI Joe, don't you know, War is not the way?
War toys only teach our kids the violent way to play. Hey!
GI Joe, don't you know, War is not the way?
Let's teach our kids to live in peace 'cause killing's not okay.

Little kids will learn… by what their parents do,
So when you buy their toys,… it's really up to you
If you buy them guns,… you teach them how to kill,
But vi-o-lence is not a game and we have had our fill.

GI Joe, don't you know, War is not the way?
War toys only teach our kids the violent way to play. Hey!
GI Joe, don't you know, War is not the way?
Let's teach love and peace instead by what we buy today.

You can buy them books,…and dolls and cars that run.
There's lots of things that you can get,
but they don't need a gun!
You can give them hugs… and teach them how to play
So they'll grow up all safe and sound
and not get blown away!

GI Joe, don't you know, War is not the way?
War toys only teach our kids the violent way to play. Hey!
GI Joe, don't you know, War is not the way?
Let's teach love and peace instead by what we buy today.
Let's teach love and peace instead by what we buy today.

Credit: Lyrics (c) by Vicki Ryder
 Rochester's Raging Grannies
CD: "Songs of a Raging Granny"