The Carol of Ukraine

Words by Daniel Kelly  - 2022

Slava, Ukraine
Praise to her name,
Long may she be,
Strong true and free.

Christmas is near
Russia is here,
Kill’d young and old,
Bringing the cold

Violence so wrong,
That’s Putin’s song,
While rockets sing
all murdering,

Still we can hear
No sound of fear,
Soldier’s are brave
Ukraine to save

O, how they fight
Shadows at night
O'er hill and dale
Never to fail,

Power they bring
while people sing
Songs of good cheer
Ukraine is still here!

Slava, Ukraine! X 2

On, on they stand
Saving their land,
Their rifles strong,
Fighting so long.

Bad Vlad

by Daniel Kelly 2022

Intro C E7 F G7

C             A7    G7   C
What are you doin’ Vladimir?
C          A7         G7     Dm 
Your game plan is not quit clear,
G7              Dm        F          Dm
We know that you don’t really want Ukraine,
C               A7     Dm      C
So what are you doin’, please explain.

They paint you as the bad guy, on TV,
But you must have known, this is what we’d see,
Bombings of children, horrific war,
Things we’ve seen hundreds of time before.

Is this just revenge, for the NATO snub,
Back in Y2K when you asked to join the club.
You left upset, with your bat and ball,
Have you come back now, to burn it all?

With a little soft power, and some good fake news,
Ukraine would be yours, with a puppet you choose,
So why have you put on a violent show,
There must be a reason, please let use know.

Did you invade to silence, the Oligarchs,
Have the Western sanctions hit their mark?
While you moved your own wealth safe onshore,
Russian Billionaire kids, post against the war.

If I put on, my tinfoil hat,
Is Zelenskyy an actor, imagine that,
Is this all a charade for the great reset,
How much darker is it going to get

Ukraine Abandoned

by Daniel Kelly - 2022
I am chained upon this mountain side,
C               Em
A sacrificial feast,
           G               D
For the hungry bear that roams the
Em         D      Em
barren wasteland of the East,
C                    G
I can hear the stamping of his paws,
The grinding of this teeth,
Em                   C
The claws that rip the tender flesh,
Em              D    Em
Devour what’s underneath.

I gave my weapons up to you,
In 1994,
You said that you would come for me,
If there ever was a war,
But war is here, and it seems that you
Are nowhere to be seen,
The promises of western powers,
Are merely lies and dreams,

You think I am the maiden,
Scarified for peace,
But I am the pandora’s box,
From which horror is released,
Because if you will not come to my aid,
The path is global war,
With brother fighting brother,
As has ever been before.

The princes in their power,
Move pieces on the board,
Giving up the Ukraine,
To appease the Russian horde,
But the fight will soon come do their door,
Their mothers and their sons,
For it will be the same for all,
As it is allowed for one.

You say Putin is the monster,
The source of all the pain,
Invading land he doesn’t own,
For nationalistic gain,
But it was you who held out NATO,
Used the Ukraine as a shield,
But left them in the hour of need,
To be slaughtered on the field,