Peace Songbook 98 / 113

TIME at the Peace Table

By Paulette Meier

in Come Join The Circle by Paulette Meier

©1999 Paulette Meier *

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(lead sheet here)

Lyrics

1. Michael and Tony had a conflict today

About which game they were going to play.

Each of them was digging his heels in deeper,

When all of a sudden,  we heard  Tony say:

 

Chorus:

Let’s take some time at the peace table,

Take some time at the peace table.

Gonna take some time and show that we’re able

To work things out without a fight!

 

2. Ann passed Mark and knocked over his drink,

The juice ran all over and it stained his shirt pink.

Well,  Mark stood up and protested loudly,

When a little voice inside him said, “Hey stop and think!”

 

Chorus

3.  Leah and Tammy were arguing loud,

And soon all the yelling attracted a crowd.

Each of them was on that conflict escalator,

When Tammy stopped and took a breath and said real proud:

 

Chorus

Well, you may wonder what you do, when you take time at the peace table.

Yeah, you may wonder what it means to take time at the peace table.

Well, T.I.M.E. will help you remember;

Yeah, T.I.M.E. will help you remember.

cause the “T” stands for TAKING TURNS TALKING AND LISTENING.

And the “ I” stands for using I-MESSAGES.

And the “M” stands for MAKING SUGGESTIONS AND CHOICES.

And  the “E”  means END IT ALL by shaking hands and saying THANKS!

 

Final Chorus:

for taking time at the peace table,

taking time at the peace table.

Yeah, we took some time and showed that we’re able

to work things out without a fight!

 

Yeah we took some time at the peace table,

Took some time at the peace table.

Yeah we took some time and showed that we’re able

to work things out without a fight.

Yeah to work things out without a fight.

We can work things out without a fight!

* The T.I.M.E. steps have been published as a poster (and will also be in a booklet for teachers) by Peace Education Program,  Louisville, Ky.  © 1998.  All rights reserved.   

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