7.1.09

And the dead lay in strange shapes...


The village is empty
Not a human nor a stone
The village is empty
The children are gone
And a mother rocks
Herself to sleep
Let it come down
Let her weep

And the dead lay in strange shapes
And the dead lay in strange shapes

Some stay buried
Others crawl free
The baby didn't make it
Screaming debris
And a mother rocks
Herself to sleep

And the dead lay in strange shapes
And the dead lay in strange shapes

Limp little dolls
Caked in mud
Small, small hands
Found in the road
They’re talking about
War aims - what a phrase -
Bombs that fall, American made
The New Middle East
The Rice woman squeaks

And the dead lay in strange shapes
And the dead lay in strange shapes

Little bodies, little bodies
Tied head and feet
Wrapped in plastic
Laid in the street
The new Middle East
The Rice woman squeaks
And a mother rocks
Herself to sleep
Let it come down
Let her weep

And the dead lay in strange shapes
And the dead lay in strange shapes
And the dead lay in strange shapes

Water to wine
Wine to blood
Ahhh Qana
The miracle
Is love
The miracle
Is love

And the dead lay in strange shapes
And the dead lay in strange shapes
And the dead lay in strange shapes
And the dead lay in strange shapes

Το τραγούδι Qana της Patti Smith γράφτηκε κι ηχογραφήθηκε μετά τον βομβαρδισμό της ομώνυμης πόλης του Λιβάνου από την πολεμική μηχανή του Ισραήλ το καλοκαίρι του 2006 και διατέθηκε δωρεάν σε μορφή mp3 από το επίσημο site της. (επίσης: βίντεο στο youtube).

2 σχόλια:

silentcrossing είπε...

δεν είχα ιδέα, ευχαριστώ για την πληροφορία :)

head charge είπε...

Παρακαλώ ;-) Ανανέωσα και το link με το mp3, που είχε εκπνεύσει.