I don’t do rockets – but I understand what he means

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My Jersey correspondent whose comments I’ve just posted concluded his mail saying:

Don't know if you've ever come across a Canadian songwriter called Bruce Cockburn, but if you look up the lyrics of his song "If I had a rocket launcher", they approximate to how I feel right now.

Thanks for all you are doing.

Well, I’ll make a confession: I’m a bit of a Bach man myself, and I’m also more than a bit a Quaker so I don’t tend to do rocket launchers — but I went and found the track. It is very good — and I understand exactly what my correspondent said — and the guys a brilliant musician too. See for yourself:

Note the last verse:

I want to raise every voice -- at least I've got to try
Every time I think about it water rises to my eyes.
Situation desperate, echoes of the victims cry
If I had a rocket launcher... Some son of a bitch would die

I don’t want any son of a bitch to die.

But this blog is my rocket launcher — and yes, the situation is desperate. Which is why I want to raise every voice -- at least I've got to try.

NB More such suggestions welcome

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