And when in war you tread
With a helmet on your head
Though you’re fighting to be free
Through fires of frightening flame
And the enemy who has no name
As your planes scream overhead
And you’re surrounded by the dead
Keep an open door
There really is no need
Why should you make war upon the Olive tree?
Can you stand there and be free
While you allow the olive tree
Hear hungry civilians cry
Begging in the street
To keep an open door
It’s something you must let be
For why should you make war upon the olive tree?
Didn’t God himself make it stand in the field?
Didn’t God himself bless it and its yield?
And when the war is done
And the enemies are on the run
You may have victory
You may see the sun
But you’ll never have your peace
You’ll never be completely free
If you go too far a fighting
And you destroy the olive tree