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ONE HUNDRED DAYS


From Athens to Armenia, Sparta to Megara

They laid down their weapons of war

They summoned all the heroes, called them from the slaughter

Told them they’d be warriors no more.


They swore the sacred treaty, truce between the nations

And laid down their weapons of war

Some say it was seven days, others counted fifty

But for now they would be warriors no more.


From Elis to Olympia they lit the fire, they raised the flame

And laid down their weapons of war

People unto people came, players in the human game,

Universal voices said No More

They said No More.


From Asia and Australia, America and Africa

Champions are gathered on our shore

We honour all the heroes, welcome them as neighbours

Tell them they’ll be strangers no more.


From twenty-seven centuries, we hear the call to unity

As champions are gathered on our shore

For the children of our children, down the generations

Tell them they’ll be strangers no more.


From London to humanity we light the fire, we raise the flame

As champions are gathered on our shore

One hundred days of amnesty, peace shall be the legacy

Universal voices say No More

We say No More.

By Matthew Plant and Jay Stannard



This song “ONE HUNDRED DAYS” was commissioned to mark the launch of our Peace Legacy initiative linking the theme of peace to the London 2012 Games. Singer-songwriter, Matthew Plant, is  Music and Peace Coordinator at St Mary's RC Primary School, Crewe. The song was written in September 2011 and first performed by St Mary’s School Choir, with backing track by Jay Stannard. The song can be freely downloaded here.


             

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